I love to decorate for the "big" holidays (Christmas, Halloween, Easter...) But I am often hard-pressed to come up with the energy to decorate for the "smaller" holidays. St. Patrick's Day is one of those holidays. That said, I love that Mod Podge and a little paint can make it so easy for me to whip up a lil' sumpthin' to add a little Luck of the Irish to my decor.
Here's how to make a Lucky Shamrock decorative plate.
It was so easy. Here's what you'll need:
- an plate or charger
- spray paint or Plaid Folk Art Paint in your color of choice
- coordinating scrapbook paper
- Paper and/or Gloss Mod Podge
- Folk Art Extreme Glitter in your choice of color
I took a cheap, plastic plate charger that had seen better days and I gave it a nice coat of green spray paint.
I cut out the word "LUCKY" four times and arranged the letters around the rim of the plate.
I am a big fan of the "eyeball" technique (as opposed to careful and precise measurements) so to make sure I was fairly even, I just created an X out of chopsticks to create four quadrants and arranged the letters that way.
Once I had the letters where I wanted them, I took each letter, one at a time, and brushed the back with Paper Mod Podge* then smoothed them into place. (You can use the Gloss Mod Podge for this step if you'd like.)
Using the Extreme Glitter paint, I painted a shamrock in the center of the plate. Did you know a 4-leaf clover was basically just 4 circles kind of smushed together? I didn't either, but that's what it is.
After painting my 4 smushed circles, I gave the shamrock a little stem. The Extreme Glitter paint went on rather light, but it dried to the darker color that I wanted.
Once the glitter paint was dry, I put a coat of the Gloss Mod Podge over the top of the whole plate for a nice, shiny finish.
This was a fun, easy project to do....
I love that in about an hour I could say that I had decorated for St. Patrick's Day.