Let’s get festive and create some simple shamrock decor for St. Patrick’s Day! These little Shamrock Wood Slices can be individual decorations hanging around your house, or you can string them together to make a garland. You can even use larger wood slices without pre-drilled holes if you want to turn them into holiday coasters. Ready? Let’s get started.
small round wood slices (mine are approximately 3.5-4″)
permanent green markers (I used Tomow ABT PRO Alcohol-Based markers P195, P245, and P173)
fine tip black permanent marker (I used the Tombow MONO Twin)
glue (I used the Tombow MONO Glue Pen)
fine gold glitter
thin ribbon or string, scissors
Step 1: Draw your shamrock in the center of the wood slice by making three heart shapes and a stem.
I used a light green, P195. These Tombow ABT PRO markers are alcohol-based, so they are permanent on wood and lots of other surfaces.
Step 2: Add shading (optional).
I took a slightly darker green and drew smaller hearts inside my larger ones to add some dimension to my shamrock.
Step 3: Outline your shamrock with a fine black marker.
Step 4: Create “confetti”!
I used the chisel tip ends of my ABT PRO markers and tapped them to the surface of the wood slice to get this sprinkle effect.
Step 5: Apply a small amount of glue to some of the small lines.
I like to use the MONO Glue Pen because it allows me to be very precise and doesn’t make a mess.
Step 6: Sprinkle gold glitter on top.
Tap off the excess glitter, and you’ll be left with this fun and festive decoration. All that’s left to do is add a ribbon or string hanger, and your project is ready to display! (Note: If you plan on using yours as a coaster, you’ll want to add a waterproof spray sealer first.)
What do you think? Is this a project you and your family would enjoy creating to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
If you try it, I’d love to see what you make! Be sure to join the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group and share your photos with us so we can all be inspired.