Make your own St. Patrick's Day Decorations like this cute Shamrock Cross Stitch Sign made with Cricut Vinyl. Use it to decorate inside or out!
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Do you decorate for St. Patrick’s Day? It seems that this holiday is one of the less popular holidays, but it can be really fun!
This post was originally about a Stitched Shamrock Kit, but sadly that is no longer available to purchase. Instead, I created an SVG Cut File that you can get from my Etsy Store and create this version of Stitch of Luck!.
I love how this design looks like cross-stitch but is actually made with vinyl, so it only LOOKS like needle art.
Supplies Used to Make St.Patrick's Day Decor Sign
Some links may be on similar items when exact items couldn't be found online.
- Cricut Cutting Machine
- Cross-Stitch Shamrock SVG
- Green, and Black Iron-On
- EasyPress Mini
- Teflon Sheet
- Circle Wooden Sign (mine is 15-inches)
- Green Metallic Paint
- Green Glitter Paint
- Sponge Brush
Cutting the Cross-Stitch Shamrock Design Using your Cricut Explore
The file includes the SVG, DXF, EPS and PNG versions of this cut file, so you should be able to use it no matter what cutting machine you use.
Upload the SVG file into your cutting software, I use Cricut Design Space.
Make sure to mirror the image if you are using iron-on vinyl like me and send the design to your cutting machine. I love watching my Cricut machine cut!!
Weed the design and remove the excess. This can take a little bit of time since there are so many cuts in this design.
Painting the Circle Sign
The inside of the circle sign was already painted white when I purchased it from Hobby Lobby. Yay! That's a win!
That means all we have to do is paint the outside frame of the sign.
Make sure to tape around the inside so we don't get paint on the white.
Apply two coats of the Deco Art Metallic Green and let dry.
Lay the glitter paint on pretty thick and you can do with only one coat, but it will take a while to dry with a heavier coat.
Applying the Heat Transfer Vinyl to the Sign
Once the paint is dry around the frame you can remove the tape from the edges.
Lay the design on the sign and find your placement.
Start with the Shamrock piece. Lay the protective sheet over the design. This will protect your painted surface from the heat.
Set your Cricut Easy Press to 400 degrees with a time of 40 seconds.
Begin applying heat to the heat transfer vinyl. Repeat as many times as necessary to cover the entire design with heat.
Wait until the back plastic sheet is cool enough to touch and begin peeling it back from the design. Peel it nice and slow because some of those Xs aren't going to stick.
When you come to a section that won't stick grab the Easy Press Mini and go back over with medium heat. Again let cool a smidge before you resume peeling.
This step does require some patience. I found it helpful to keep the scraper tool nearby to help press the pieces onto the surface.
Once the shamrock is applied, repeat to apply the "hi". I think this smaller portion is better for the Easy Press Mini. Otherwise, you are reheating and possibly moving the green X's you just got to stick down.
After all of those little cross-stitch Xs are stuck in place, you are done! See, now that wasn't tooooo bad!
I hung this St. Patrick's Day Decor on my Door by really it would look great anywhere, inside or out!
Share and leave a comment below on how you like to decorate for St. Patrick's Day!
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- The Cricut Cutting Machine is easily our favorite crafting tool. We use it in so many of our tutorials!
- These MakerX Crafting Tools are perfect for keeping in the craft room, and are always ready when you need them!
- This Fiskars Paper Trimmer is easy to use and cuts nicely without frayed edges.
- These Scotch Precision Scissors cut like a dream and you get multiple pairs in a pack!