Thursday, February 29, 2024

DIY Laser Cut Shamrock Decor for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is such a fun holiday to decorate for. I love shamrocks and green. And... St. Patrick's day is my birthday, so I can't let it go by without decorating for it. 

So when I saw this svg file, I knew I had to use it to make a laser cut shamrock for my holiday d├ęcor this year.

 
 

laser cut shamrock





DIY LASER CUT SHAMROCK DECOR FOR ST. PATRICK'S DAY

This cute little shamrock was easy to make with a single sheet of basswood. 



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laser cut painted wood shamrock

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SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR LASER CUT SHAMROCKS


 
craft paint


I used paint from my stash. The colors I used were:
  • Folk Art pure gold
  •  Folk Art fresh cut grass
  • Apple Barrel mountain forest
I used this shamrock svg file from Gina C. Creates. She creates tons of really cute svg files. She even has a freebie page. AND if you sign up for her email, she'll share a free file every week. 

 HOW TO MAKE LASER CUT SHAMROCK DECORATION

 Begin by uploading the shamrock svg file into your laser cutting software. 

I wanted the pieces to all fit on a 12 X 12 piece of wood, so I adjusted the size to 5.5 inches wide.

Then let your laser cutter cut out the shamrocks.

laser cut wood shamrocks


I recently got the xTool S1 Smart Air Assist. You can see the difference below.

The shamrock on the right was cut without using the air assist.

The shamrock on the left was cut using the air assist. The difference in the amount of smoke burn is dramatic!
 
laser cut wood shamrocks

Next it's time to paint. I chose two different colors of green and a gold paint.
 
painted wooden shamrocks

I painted both the base and the top shamrock layer in a dark green. The second to the bottom layer I did in gold and the remaining piece I did in light green. 

Let dry completely.

I glued the pieces together using hot glue.

 
wood shamrock, books, and vases


It's a darling item to add to your St. Patrick's Day decor. 



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laser cut painted wood shamrock with text overlay

collage of images of painted laser cut wood shamrocks

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