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DIY Yarn Wrapped Shamrock Sign

Make a farmhouse style St. Patrick’s Day decoration using dollar store supplies and our free pattern. This yarn wrapped shamrock sign is quick and easy to make for holiday decor.

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How to Make a Yarn Wrapped Shamrock Sign for St. Patricks Day


  • Free Shamrock Pattern
  • 9 Jumbo Craft Sticks
  • Yarn (Green and White)
  • Natural Jute Twine
  • Black Gingham Ribbon
  • Hot Glue Gun or Craft Glue
  • Scrap Piece of Corrugated Cardboard
  • Dark Brown Acrylic Craft Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
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Step 1

Line up seven jumbo craft sticks side by side on your table.

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Glue a jumbo craft stick across the seven craft sticks on both the top and the bottom.

A glue gun next to a wooden plank.

Step 2

Paint the craft stick sign with watered-down dark brown acrylic craft paint. Add a little bit of water to a small amount of brown paint to thin it out.

Paint the craft stick sign quickly with the brown paint and then remove the excess paint with a paper towel for a stained appearance.

If you would like a darker background, you do not need to wipe off the paint.

A wooden board with paint and a paint brush.

Step 3

Download, print and cut out the shamrock pattern. 

Trace the shamrock onto a scrap of corrugated cardboard. Cut out the shamrock.

A pair of scissors next to a cardboard shamrock.

Step 4

Tie the ends of green yarn and white yarn together in a knot.

Glue or tape the knot to the back of the cardboard shamrock.

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Step 5

Start wrapping the two strands of yarn around the cardboard shamrock in a random fashion. After every fifth or sixth wrap, secure the yarn strands to the cardboard with a small dot of glue.

Be sure to wrap the yarn around the shamrock stem.

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Continue wrapping the yarn around the shamrock in a random pattern until the cardboard is completely hidden.

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Once done, tie the two ends of the yarn together in a knot and glue it to the back of the cardboard shamrock.

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Step 6

Cut a 12” length of jute twine.

Glue the ends of the twine to top right and left-hand sides of the back of the sign.

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Step 7

Glue the yarn wrapped shamrock to the front of the craft stick sign. Press down firmly in the center of the shamrock to make sure that it is securely attached.

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Step 8

Tie the ribbon into a bow. Cut a notch in the ends of the ribbon tails to prevent fraying.

Glue to the front of the sign.

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A wooden plaque with a shamrock on it.

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