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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