How to Make a St. Patrick’s Day Sign without a Cricut!

Welcome friends! It’s time for one of our monthly blog hops, this month with all of us trying to de-stash our craft supplies. Boy, do I have a ton! Luckily, I was able to get rid of a few by making this St. Patrick’s Day sign (pun intended!). Let me show you how to make your own sign without a Cricut or other cutting machine.

Our Craft De-Stash Blog Hop is hosted by Beverly from Across the Blvd. Stick around after the post to check out what all of the other talented ladies on the hop are sharing this month.

Supplies for a St. Patrick’s Day sign:

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Stain the Wood Frame

First tape off the main part of the sign with painter’s tape so that you can stain the frame.

Wood 14x11 sign taped off with painter's tape to stain.

Use wood stain or paint on the outside frame. I used Rust-oleum’s weathered gray stain and polyurethane in one. When you stain remember to only brush in one direction.

Staining the frame of the St. Patrick's Day sign.

Create Stripes on the Sign

Once the stain is dry, it’s time to tape off the first set of stripes.

I like to use quick or easy release painter’s tape for this. It never gives me a problem with ripping off the first layer of paint.

Tape off the stained edges of the wood frame, then place a stripe at the top of the sign.

Adding first stripe with painter's tape onto the St. Patrick's Day sign.

Put two small pieces of tape under it to create the right distance between stripes.

Adding two small piece of tape under the first painter's tape stripe on the St. Patrick's Day sign.

Add another stripe below those.

Adding a second painter's tape stripe onto the St. Patrick's Day sign.

Continue adding stripes until you reach the bottom.

Paint the First Stripes

Use the celery chalk paint to paint between the stripes of painter’s tape. I used two coats to cover well.

Painting celery colored stripes on the St. Patrick's Day sign.

Add a Second Row of Stripes

When the first color of paint is dry, remove the painter’s tape. Next, tape over the first stripes that you painted with the celery chalk paint. If you have easy release tape it won’t remove them. Smooth the tape down to make sure the next color doesn’t seep under it.

Smoothing painter's tape over the celery stripes on the sign.

Paint the empty slots with the white chalk paint.

Painting white stripes on the St. Patrick's Day sign.

Download & print the St. Patrick’s Day design.

I created a simple design for this St. Patrick’s Day design. Since the holiday is all about luck, I thought I’d let everyone know that I’m lucky to be blessed by God!

Download and print the design, making sure to change the orientation to landscape before doing so.

St. Patrick's Day design "lucky to be blessed Romans 4:7-8" with logo overlay.

Prep the design to be placed on the St. Patrick’s Day sign.

Turn the paper with the design over and scribble all over the back with a pencil. You only need to cover the areas with the letters and shapes.

Scribbling on the back of the St. Patrick's design with a pencil.

Place the design, right side up, on the center of your sign. I chose to cut it apart to spread it out a bit. Use the painter’s tape to secure each piece to the sign.

Design printed on paper and taped to the St. Patrick's Day sign.

Before you remove all of the tape, lift up one side to make sure the design has been properly transferred. If not, trace over it again. If it is, remove the paper and tape.

Design outline in pencil left on the sign.

Paint design on the St. Patrick’s Day sign.

Use your paint pen to fill in the design that’s left on the sign. If you have a gold pen, I would use that, but if all you can find is black like me, that works too.

Using a black paint pen to fill in the design on the St. Patrick's Day sign.

I didn’t have a green paint pen, so I used a tiny paint brush and a mixture of moss chalk paint and Kelly green acrylic paint to fill in the shamrock heart.

The green heart shamrock painted on my St. Patrick's Day sign.

That’s it! Your St. Patrick’s Day sign is ready to display!

How easy is it to make your own DIY sign?! You can customize it to your liking and make your own sign for any occasion.

Right now my Valentine’s decor is still up, so I had to just take a few pictures of my sign in my craft room. I’ll try to update this post with some styled pictures once I put the V-day decor away. Remember this is a blog hop, so keep reading to see the projects the other bloggers are sharing.

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    13 thoughts on “How to Make a St. Patrick’s Day Sign without a Cricut!

    1. This is a great way to set the mood for St. Patrick’s Day, Niki! “To Be Blessed” My son was born at 26 weeks on St. Patrick’s Day over forty years ago. We were truly blessed that he grew and flourished without any major health problems thanks to all the wonderful health care professionals. Your lovely sign is quite special and meaningful! Thanks for sharing!

      1. Thank you! Wow! It’s amazing that he made it! Especially boys because their lungs develop slower than girls for some reason. Mine were both born early, 33 & 34 weeks. God blessed me because one went home with me after 2 days and the other after 4 days amazingly!

    2. I love this sign for St. Patrick’s Day! Wonderful Bible verse and it looks great with the stripes! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

      1. Thank you! The paint is Waverly chalk paint in celery if you’d like to grab a bottle from Walmart. If it’s in stock. They’re hit or miss with having everything in stock these days!

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