I will find excuse I can to make seasonal decor, especially now that I’m the proud owner of a Silhouette Cameo. Crafting and creating is so much easier and more fun, now that I have such a fun tool at my fingertips. If you need a reason to make something fun for St. Patrick’s Day, or to just use your craft machine, check out some of these simple and festive crafts!
1. St. Patrick’s Day Sign
One of the best parts about owning a machine like a Cricut or Silhouette are the endless opportunities to make your own stencils. If you’re an avid crafter, you know how expensive purchasing pre-made stencils can be, and you are always at the mercy of size and font. This St. Patrick’s Day sign is the perfect example of using your own imagination to make the sign you want, in the size you prefer. Whip up your own stencil for a truly unique piece of art.
Check out LandeeSeeLandeeDo.com for a complete tutorial, and to visit LandeeLu’s Esty shop!
2. Shamrock Coin Bags
Surprise the kiddos with fun shamrock-covered coin bags, using glitter heat transfer material. A quick print of the shamrock shape that’s cut out using your Silhouette and then a simple few minutes of ironing and you’ve got the perfect little way for the kids to carry around some chocolate gold coins.
This simple tutorial was found at RibbonsAndGlue.com. Head over for even more crafting ideas.
3. Feeling Lucky Shadow Box
This handcrafted shadow box is for semi-serious crafters. Fashioned using wood pieces and polystyrene sheets, it’s then filled with simple, Silhouette-cut shamrocks on traditional green paper. It’s a great piece of modern, yet themed decor!
If you love the idea of a serious craft sesh, then head over to OhMy-Creative.com for the full how-to of this awesome craft.
4. St. Patrick’s Day Owl Treat Boxes
How sweet are these treat boxes? They look so awesome, you’d never think they were homemade using your handy Silhouette machine. Fill with small candy or goodies and you’re on your way to a festive St. Patty’s Day.
You can get all the info on this craft, including which Silhouette templates to CraftaholicsAnonymous.net!
5. Shamrock Cutouts
At the end of the day, every home can do with a pile of Shamrocks in some form for St. Patrick’s Day! Whether it’s a garland, homemade wreath, a greeting card or as a fun tag for a gift, having a shamrock shape is worth it!
You can get this free template over at 100Directions.com!
6. Shamrock Garland
If you decorate with nothing else, a garland is a wise choice. You can hand across your fireplace, on a bare wall, or as a single strand down a door. This particular 3D version is perfectly whismical, using verious shades of green, metallics and patterns.
LiaGriffith.com is one of the queens of crafting, so head over to her site for this tutorial and template.