If you’re looking for some simple, nature-inspired St. Patrick’s day crafts then consider yourself lucky! We’ll show you how to make these festive shamrocks and gold nugget painted rocks just in time for St. Patty’s day.
The truth is, we don’t make nearly enough St. Patrick’s day crafts. Painting rocks has become one of our favourite crafts for just about any time of year and little gold nuggets are the perfect spring bling. If you also love rock painting, be sure to explore our Christmas themed painted rocks, painted mandala hearts or our summer time shark painted rocks for more ideas.
These painted green shamrocks and gold nuggets would look great as part of anyone’s St Patrick’s Day decor. Add some extra luck to your tablescape this March with a pot of gold and some green shamrocks.
Tips for painting on rocks:
- Protect your work surface before painting.
- Make sure your rocks are clean and dry before starting.
- Let paint dry fully between coats and when changing colors.
- Apply as many coats as necessary to achieve desired coverage.
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For Gold Nuggets:
- Decoart Americana Metallics in Old Gold
- Medium sized acrylic paint brush
- Rocks (with rough and jagged edges, small to medium sized, approx. ¾” diameter)
For Shamrock Painted Rocks:
- Decoart Americana Acrylics in Sour Apple and Festive Green
- Fine tipped acrylic paint brush
- Rocks (with a smooth surface in assorted sizes)
Instructions for painting gold nuggets:
With a brush, paint each jagged rock in old gold and put aside to dry before applying a second coat.
Instructions for painting shamrocks on rocks:
Using festive green, paint one small heart shape as shown.
Paint a second heart shape as shown.
Paint a third heart shape as shown on the opposite side.
Connect all three hearts and carefully paint one stem with the tip of the paint brush.
Dip the paint brush in sour apple and mix with water. Paint the inside of the shamrock leaving the edges in festive green still visible. Leave to dry.
Using sour apple, paint highlights to the tops of each shamrock leaf. Leave to dry.
We hope you have a wonderful and lucky St. Patrick’s Day!
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