Make your own St. Patty’s Day door décor! This leprechaun inspired, easy DIY tutorial comes together quickly when you follow these step by step craft instructions. This St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger DIY project is simply adorable! If you are looking for St. Patricks day decorations, this craft project is a real keeper.
St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger DIY
• Head over to Michaels, Joann or Hobby Lobby for the pieces of this project. The beard and shamrocks were found in-store.
• You can always cut out your own beard and your own shamrocks from cardstock allowing for better variation! Use cookie cutters for the shamrock templates if you decide to cut your own!
• The shamrocks are stacked on top of one another with pipe-cleaners in between to allow you to adhere the shamrocks to the door hanger and have all the shamrock seen. If you try and attach the shamrocks directly to the ruler, hat, beard, etc., most of the shamrock will be hidden by the attachment.
• This is a fast project, and yes, it is all done on the back of a ruler!
St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger Materials:
St. Patrick’s Day Door Hanger Directions:
• Lay out a ruler. Get an idea where you want to place the beard, bow and hat.
• Thread a ribbon (for hanging) into the top hole of your ruler. You do not have to knot at this time, but do make sure there is enough extra ribbon to go to the top of the hat for hanging.
• Hot glue the beard to the ruler. If you do not want the mouth to show behind the beard, hot glue a piece of construction paper, cardboard, etc. over the open mouth.
• Hot glue the bowtie under the beard.
• Hot glue the hat to the ruler making sure the ribbon is free of the hat (over the top of it).
• Hot glue the top of the ribbon to the hat making sure there is enough to hang the knotted ends of the ribbon.
• Add a piece of cardboard and hot glue it across the ribbon for stability (otherwise that hat will be pitching forward).
• Take two pipe cleaners, fold in half (cut if you like), and then twist together.
• Hot glue the twisted pipe cleaners to a large shamrock. Leave enough length so they may be attached to the door hanger and yet still protrude enough to be seen.
• Hot glue a smaller shamrock over the pipecleaners on top of the larger shamrock.
• Hot glue the pipecleaner portion of the shamrocks to the back of the door hanger. Again, make certain the shamrock protrudes enough to be seen on the frontside of the door hanger.
• Place some shamrock garland behind the shamrocks, you can shape into curves, cut, and hot glue in place from behind.
• This is what mine ended up looking like. Yours may be different depending on the whether you use store bought or homemade shamrocks, beard, and if you use a different hat or bow.
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