MIY This: St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day

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Your St. Patrick’s Day will be nothing but lucky with these green and gold crafts! Make sure your outfit has a wee bit of green with crochet shamrocks or a fun paper leprechaun hat! Decorate mason jars for the occasion. Paint them green and white for fresh decor or add leprechaun accessories to a jar for a candy holder. Give St. Patrick’s Day gifts to lucky recipients. Cute little shamrock flowers fit perfectly in jewelry boxes, and a felt pot of gold holds chocolate coins. Or make fun scratch-off cards with hidden messages! Add a four-leaf clover pincushion to your crafts room, printable garlands to your mantel, or “lucky me” art to a favorite frame for fast St. Patrick’s Day decor.

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Scratch-Off St. Patrick’s Day Cards

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Make these fun St. Patrick’s Day cards with a scratch-off surprise!

 

Materials for “Try Your Luck” Card:

  • Printable card template (download it here)
  • Paper plate to mix scratch-off solution on
  • Gold metallic acrylic paint
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Foam paintbrush
  • Clear contact paper
  • 1″ circle punch

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Make the Card:

1. Print the card, available above, onto cardstock and trim.

 

2. Cut a strip of clear contact paper wide enough to fit three circles on.

 

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3. To make the scratch-off solution, mix 2 parts gold acrylic paint with 1 part dishwashing liquid. Using a paintbrush, apply a thin coat of the scratch-off solution onto the front side of the contact paper and let dry for an hour. Repeat with a second coat; add a third coat if your paint looks streaky.

 

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4. Punch out circles using a 1″ circle punch.

 

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5. Peel off the backing, and place over the circle spaces on the card.

 

 

Materials for “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” Card:

  • Printable card template (download it here)
  • Paper plate to mix scratch-off solution on
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Foam paintbrush
  • Clear contact paper
  • White paper scrap
  • Pencil

 

1. Print the card, available above, onto cardstock and trim.

2. Trace the bottom of the pot of gold onto plain paper to get the pot template; cut out. Cut a piece of clear contact paper big enough to fit the pot. Trace around the pot template on the paper side of the contact paper.

2. To make the scratch-off solution, mix 2 parts black acrylic paint with 1 part dishwashing liquid. Using a paintbrush, apply a thin coat of the scratch-off solution onto the front side of the contact paper and let dry for an hour. Repeat with a second coat; add a third coat if your paint looks streaky.

3. Cut out the pot shape (following the traced outline), peel off the backing, and place over the pot space on the card.

 

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Cross-Stitch of the Month: March

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Download the cross-stitch pattern here.

 

Materials:

  • 6″-diameter embroidery hoop
  • 12″ square cross-stitch fabric
  • Embroidery floss: green
  • Embroidery needle

 

Cross-Stitch the Design: Place cross-stitch fabric in embroidery hoop, pulling fabric taut. Tighten screw. Using two strands of embroidery floss and following the downloadable chart (above) for the pattern, cross-stitch clover design from the back side through the fabric. See how to cross-stitch below. Weave tail from last stitch under previous stitches; trim ends.

 

How to Cross-Stitch: From the back of the fabric pull the needle and thread up at A. Insert the needle back into fabric at B, and bring it up again at C. Push needle down again at D to complete a cross-stitch. Repeat to make as many cross-stitches as needed.

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How to Finish: When all stitching is complete, turn the hoop over. Stitch a running stitch approximately 1-1/2″ outside the hoop in the fabric that extends past the hoop edges. Pull the thread to gather the fabric; knot the thread. Trim away the extra fabric approximately 1″ outside the gathered line. If desired, cut a felt circle that is slightly smaller than the back of the embroidery hoop. Whipstitch the felt circle to the gathered fabric on the back side of the hoop.


Visit us on the first of each month to receive a new seasonal cross-stitch pattern. Tag pics on Instagram with #MIYmaglife so we can see!


Get February’s pattern here.

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