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Make a Clay Horseshoe and Gold Shamrock Art for St Patrick’s Day

Say goodbye to cheesy store-bought decor. Create a gold-leaf shamrock art and polymer clay horseshoe for elegant seasonal decor that you’ll be proud of!

I just shared our St Patrick’s Day home tour along with other bloggers and today I’m back to share some elegant but easy DIYs for St Patricks Day! Don’t you hate that store-bought seasonal decor can look so campy? I used common craft supplies to make a DIY Clay Horseshoe and a Gold Shamrock art piece that fit into my decor beautifully.

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Clay Horseshoe and Gold Shamrock Art

A Gold Clay Horseshoe and Gold Leaf Shamrock for Modern and Elegant Decor

It’s not a four leaf clover but it will at least bring prettiness to your holiday style! 

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DIY Gold Leaf Shamrock

Here’s what you need for a gold-leaf shamrock:

  • White cardstock or craft paper
  • Gold leaf
  • Glue Stick
  • Scissors
  • Empty picture frame
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Gold Leaf

How to make shamrock art:

  • First, use the glass from the picture frame to trace a rectangle onto the white paper.  
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Make a Gold-Leaf Paper
  • Apply glue to one side of the piece of paper and gently lay a sheet of the gold leaf down.  Lightly tap down the gold leaf into place.  Use a glove to prevent fingerprints (optional). 
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Trace and Cut a Shamrock Shape Out
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A Gold-leaf Shamrock
  • Cut out carefully. 
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DIY Gold Shamrock Art
  • Use a glue stick to attach the gold leaf shamrock to a piece of white cardstock and frame!
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Modern and Elegant St Patrick’s Day Decor

Style your framed shamrock with green and gold for extra St Patrick’s Day points! 

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St Patty’s Vignette

The second “lucky” DIY is a gold horseshoe.  I decided to use some leftover polymer clay to make this fun and easy DIY.

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DIY Gold Clay Horseshoe

Here’s what you need for a DIY clay horseshoe:

  • Polymer clay (and rolling pin)
  • Horseshoe print out (optional for tracing into the clay)
  • Craft knife
  • Gold spray paint
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Roll Out Clay

How to make a gold clay horseshoe:

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Make Horseshoe Indentations
  • Roll out a piece of polymer clay until you have a good-sized piece that is roughly 1/4″ thick.
  • Print out a horseshoe template or freehand the shape and cut out with a craft knife.  
  • Use the bottom of a paintbrush or other round utensil to make round indentations into the horseshoe.  An additional piece of clay shaped like a rectangle can be added to the top of the horseshoe to make it look more authentic.
  • Bake as directed and spray paint gold.  (Two light coats of paint on each side.)
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Gold Clay Horseshoe with Green Decor
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Modern St Patrick’s Day Decor
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Spring Living Room

I love the gold with a pop with green, black, and white for St Patrick’s Day coffee table styling!

Have you tried making seasonal decor more modern with a DIY? I would love to hear about it. Leave me a comment and let’s chat!

You can find all the best decorating ideas and DIYs for Spring and Easter on this page! It also includes seasonal printables, checklists, and worksheets for Spring decluttering and organizing.



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