March 14, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Craft: Clover Wall Hanging

We're a wee bit Irish so I especially enjoy doing St. Patrick's Day crafts with M2. The craft I created for her this year is a wooden clover wall hanging.

Last year, we made lucky shamrock magnets. Since M2 is on a painting kick currently, I decided to let her do something with paints. Like any little girl, she's also big into glitter.

St. Patrick's Day Clover Craft Supplies

  •  a wooden clover (found at Target for $3)
  • green matte acrylic paint
  • gold metallic acrylic paint
  • a paint sponge
  • paint brush
  • light and dark green tempera paint sticks (you can get these here)
  • clear glitter glue 
  • gold glitter glue

How to Make It

I started by painting the clover a deep green to give M2 a base to work with, being sure to paint the sides and the rope hanger. To keep paint from getting all over, I set the clover on a box for it to dry. Once it dried, I lined the edge with the gold paint using a watercolor paint brush. If you have older kids, they could do the base and edging themselves.


Next was M2's turn. I set her up with green tempera paint sticks in two colors and gold glitter glue. We put on the glitter glue together, rimming the edge of the clover over top of the gold paint I'd added.

She then went at it with the paint sticks. Dark and light green paint topped the green background. Once it dried, she dumped glitter glue all over it and spread it out with the paint brushes to work it in with the paint -- totally her idea! I'm really impressed she came up with that technique, it turned out well. The different paints and glitter gives a neat textured affect to the project.


The whole craft took no time at all, wasn't messy, yet was fun to make. Plus, it's a decoration we can pull out year after year to enjoy.

The clover got set out to dry overnight then hung up on the wall. I added the date and M2's name to the back.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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28 comments:

  1. She did a great job! It'll be a cute decoration to hang on her wall.

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  2. That came out great. What an awesome idea!

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  3. I never knew that this was a big thing. The bar where I host quiz nights is an Irish Pub and they are big on this.

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  4. What a great craft. My boys will love this.

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  5. I use to create stuff from fudge sticks and more when I was a kid....

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  6. The timing of this project couldn't be better. I just brought a little shirt at a yard sale YESTURDAY, becuase I thought I could find something to do with the material, its green and its beautiful and I had no idea what to do with it. Off to Target. Thank you.

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  7. Love this craft idea! A wooden clover looks so creative and beautiful! Perfect for St. Patrick's Day! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  8. This is a simple yet so adorable Shamrock craft! It's perfect for my little niece! Thanks for the share!

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  9. This is such a cool craft tutorial and I love its reverence of ST Patrick's day!

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  10. First of all Happy St. Patrick's Day! What a cute project, for St Pattys and beyond.

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  11. Cute idea for St. Patrick's Day! :)

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  12. Elizabeth O.3/14/2016 9:59 PM

    It's always great to see kids working on arts and crafts! This one is quite easy and they won't have a difficult time decorating it!

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  13. Such a fun and really nice St. Patrick's Day craft to do with the kids!

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  14. Nice craft. Even great that you let your kiddo do it with you.

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  15. Love this definitely mine and my kids style !!! So fun and easy perfect pick.

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  16. I didn't realize how big it was from the first pic. It's a really generous size. What a fun craft idea!

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  17. How cute is this. What a great crafts project for my nephews next week.

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  18. Looks great craft! Really perfect for St. Patrick Day. You are so creative! Thanks for this.

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  19. I had no idea there were tempera paint sticks. It turned out great! I am running to Target today so I think I'm going to grab a wood piece. Love it.

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  20. oh, how cute and artistic! I would love to try this with my daughter. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Such a fun and cute craft for the kids to do for St. Patrick's day. Teachers would love this idea.

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  22. What a great craft! I used to do a lot of things like this as a kid :)

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  23. Super cute craft! Love that it's not all "perfectly" one color. Looks so much cuter with that personal touch. She did great!

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  24. My son would love to be let lose on a craft like this!

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  25. This is so great and creative! Would love to do this with my nephew

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  26. Love this craft! A wooden clover is such a great idea! Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

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  27. Allowing our children to be creative even if it is messy or not how we would do something is always a great way to teach them. Honesty creativity is the best teacher. My little 4 year old has the best imagination and gets really creative with how he plays games, with toys and how he plays with others.:) Great job getting your kiddo be creative.

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  28. Great craft, I'll have to make this with my sister.

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