Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style with this easy DIY project! Learn how to make a festive door hanger using a free SVG file. If you make a purchase using any affiliate links below, we may earn a commission.
St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than by making your very own festive decoration?
A festive wreath is a perfect way to add a touch of holiday cheer to your home, and with this easy DIY project, you can create one in no time.
In this blog post, we will show you step-by-step how to make a St. Patrick's Day door hanger using a free SVG (scalable vector graphic) file.
Even if you don't consider yourself particularly crafty, this project is simple enough for beginners to tackle.
So grab your supplies and let's get started on this festive holiday decor!
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We love to craft for holidays, and that includes Saint Patrick's Day! So naturally, we have a lot of craft tutorials to share with you. Like these Lucky Cupcake Toppers, these St. Patrick's Day Treat Boxes, and this Wood Bead Garland.
Take a look around the blog for more St. Patrick's Day Cricut Tutorials!
Cross Stitch Clover SVG Design:
To begin, grab the Cross-Stitch Clover SVG.
The file includes the SVG, DXF, EPS, and PNG versions of this cut file, so you should be able to use it no matter what cutting machine you use.
Cricut Design Space:
I will be using my Cricut to cut my design, and this part of the tutorial will be using Cricut Design Space. But this file can be cut on a Silhouette, Brother, or any cutting machine that excepts SVG files.
Upload the SVG file into your cutting software.
Since we are cutting the design out of heat transfer vinyl, make sure to mirror the design before cutting.
I love watching my Cricut machine cut!!
Prepare the Vinyl Design:
Weed the clover pattern and remove the excess.
This can take a little bit of time since there are so many cuts in this design.
Paint the Circle Frame:
The inside of the circle sign was already painted white when I purchased it from Hobby Lobby. Yay! That's a win!
That means all we have to do is paint the outside frame of the sign.
Make sure to tape around the inside so we don't get paint on the white background.
Apply two coats of the Deco Art Metallic Green and let dry.
If you lay the glitter paint on really thick and you can do it with only one coat, but it will take a while to dry with a heavier coat.
Apply the Design:
Once the paint is dry around the frame you can remove the tape from the edges.
Lay the four-leaf clover design on the sign and find your placement.
Start with the clover piece and lay the protective sheet over the design. This will protect your painted surface from the heat press.
Set your Cricut EasyPress to 400 degrees with a time of 40 seconds.
Apply the EasyPress to the heat transfer vinyl. Repeat as many times as necessary to cover the entire design with heat.
Wait until the back plastic sheet is cool enough to touch and begin peeling it back from the design. Peel it nice and slow because some of those Xs may not stick.
When you come to a section that didn't stick grab the EasyPress Mini and go back over with medium heat.
Again let cool a smidge before you resume peeling.
This step does require some patience. I found it helpful to keep the scraper tool nearby to help press the pieces onto the surface.
Once the Clover is applied, repeat to apply the "hi".
I think this smaller portion is better for the EasyPress Mini. Otherwise, you are reheating and possibly moving the green X's you just got to stick down.
After all of those little cross-stitch Xs are stuck in place, you are done! See, now that wasn't too bad!
I hung this St. Patrick's Day Decor on my front door, but it really would look great anywhere, inside or out!
Who knows, it might even have a little magic and bring me good luck. I sure hope so!
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the traditional way of celebrating St. Patrick's Day?
St. Patrick's Day can be observed through a number of different traditions. These include food like corned beef and cabbage, and decorating with symbols like shamrocks and leprechauns.
What decorations are used on St Patricks Day?
You can decorate with many types of decorations, but one thing they all have in common is green. Green is the main color of St Patrick Day, and you could even get pinched if you aren't wearing it on the day.
A couple ideas to include in your St. Patrick's Day Decorations include
- Flag of Ireland
- Pot of Gold
Is a wreath the same as a door hanger?
A wreath is a door hanger, but a door hanger isn't a wreath.
A wreath typically has a hole in the center and is usually round. A door hanger can be any shape or size and is something you hang on your front door for decoration.
Our Crafting Essentials List:
- The Cricut Cutting Machine is easily our favorite crafting tool. We use it in so many of our tutorials!
- These MakerX Crafting Tools are perfect for keeping in the craft room, and are always ready when you need them!
- This Fiskars Paper Trimmer is easy to use and cuts nicely without frayed edges.
- These Scotch Precision Scissors cut like a dream and you get multiple pairs in a pack!