Want some ideas for St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Adults? You’ve come to the right place! You can easily make our cute Irish Gnome decor and a few more projects that go with it to bring yourself some luck of the Irish!
We’re getting a lot of holiday mileage out Kim and Garrett’s unfinished standing gnome with interchangeable accents! You may remember our winter Gnome DIY with the light up hat! Not that we’ve had much of a chance to decorate with it this year – where has winter been hiding?
If you have a laser cutter, you can even buy the svg file and make your own. But today, we’ll show you how to decorate some of the pieces for St. Patrick’s Day.
Here are the interchangeable accents; perfect for Halloween, Easter, Summer, Winter and Valentines Day. It really is a versatile set!
It’s wonderful that you get three hats, but I really wish there was more than one set of hands. Because, as you’ll see later, I’m using the same hands from my winter Gnome.
It’s time for another Creative Craft blog hop! So if you are visiting from Tammy at Patina and Paint, welcome! Wasn’t her Easter Arrangement beautiful?! At the very bottom of this post, we’ll be directing you to the next stop on this venture. But don’t forget to check out the other stops too because you’ll find plenty more ideas. Be sure to drop back in throughout the week to visit them all!
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Irish Gnome Video
Before we get into the tutorial, let’s answer the burning question on why people wear green on St. Patrick’s Day. Legend has it that green makes you invisible to leprechauns whose shenanigans lead them to pinch anyone they see!
Saint Patrick’s Day Crafts for Adults
First step is to prime the MDF. We primed with white paint. However it would be better to prime with a green craft paint so you use less of the Rust-Oleum glitter paint.
Although I’m only using the four leaf clover and hat for this project I go ahead and prime the other pieces too, since the primer is already open.
Once that’s dry, we’re going to use Rust-oleum glitter paint in Kelly Green.
Follow directions on the can. But it’s always a good idea to shake the can REALLY well to mix in the glitter that may have settle. Then, spray it out on a piece of cardboard to test it first.
It’s best to spray multiple light coats. This is how it looks after the first coat; you can still see the primer.
I think it took about 4 light coats to get full the full coverage to see here – almost a full can. That’s way too much, so paint/prime with green first to minimize the amount of spray paint you’ll need.
Isn’t our DIY Gnome cute all decked out in glitter green?
Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Whether you decorate or not, you might want to check out the 30 Best St. Patrick’s Day Foods for Celebrating!
More St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Adults
He looks great paired up with our crochet lampshade made with an upcycled vintage wooden spool.
And here he is, shown with our lucky four leaf clover Slip on Coaster. Since these crafts are for adults, you might want to relax with a drink after making your Irish Gnome DIY.
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Creative Craft Hop
Now it’s time to check out How to Upcycle a Candle Jar from Ann at The Apple Street Cottage. When you’re done, please remember to visit these other amazing talents below:
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