- Use items already in our craft stash.
- If needed, a $10 limit for additional supplies.
DIY St. Patrick’s Day Word Art
- chip board or cardboard
- 4 – 12″ x 12″ decorative papers – glitter paper, reflective foil paper, pattern paper
- Mod Podge or glue
- tape (optional)
- printer & paper
- glitter shamrock leaf (optional)
- mounting adhesive dots
To create my giant sized letters, I used PicMonkey’s Lucky Guy Font to make jpg. images of each letter. I saved each letter to my computer and inserted them as images on Google document to fill almost the entire page 8.5″ x 11″ paper. When all the letters are printed, cut them out.
Grab a FREE printable template HERE.
Tape the cut letters onto cardboard/chip board and cut out. I used chip board, which is a bit thicker than cereal box cardboard and less likely to warp.
Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge or glue to the right side of a letter. Applying too much Mod Podge or glue will cause the cardboard to curl. Press it onto the backside of a decorative paper. Smooth out any air bubbles. Trim off the excess paper, leaving a 1/2″ border, and wrap the letter using Mod Podge/glue to hold the paper in place.
Tip: If using cereal or thin cardboard and it begins to warp, wrap it and place it under a heavy book or cans to help flatten it.
Tip: When dealing with thicker glitter paper and curved edges, make sure to trim the paper in triangles. This makes it easier to fold around curves without warping or ripping the paper.
Apply several adhesive mounting dots. Place letters on your walls, in a frame, or any place you want to decorate.
I placed my letters inside of a frame with a fabric covered back ground for a giant sized mantel display.
Find more fun ideas on my St. Patrick’s Day Pinterest Board