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Dollar Tree Buffalo Plaid Shamrock

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Made from a wooden shape and scraps of ribbon, this Dollar Tree Buffalo Plaid Shamrock will greet all your St. Patrick’s Day guests in style! The secret is painter's tape and three colors added from light to dark. Buffalo plaid is a quick and easy technique to achieve once you know these quick and easy steps.

Looking for more projects like this? Check out our full list of Dollar Tree Crafts using traditional materials in unique and unconventional ways to create upscale home decor.

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How to Paint Buffalo Plaid on Wood

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Here's what you need to make a Buffalo Plaid Pattern

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Here's how to create Buffalo Plaid Shamrock Door Decor

STEP ONE

To begin the Buffalo Plaid Dollar Tree Shamrock, gather all supplies. Basecoat the wooden shamrock plaque with Titanium White acrylic craft paint. Let dry and apply a second coat, if necessary. I love Americana Acrylics from DecoArt because they have one-coat coverage on most surfaces.

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STEP TWO

Starting in the middle, apply 3M Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape vertically through the center of the shamrock plaque. Use a small piece of painter’s tape as a spacer and continue applying vertical stripes of painter’s tape out to the right and left edges. Burnish the edges of the tape with a fingernail or bone folder. NOTE: Splurge on the name-brand painter's tape like 3M Scotch Blue brand to create crisp edges.

Apply a light coat of Titanium White acrylic craft paint, over the painter's tape, and let dry. This will seal the edges, so the green paint won’t bleed underneath.

STEP THREE

Apply a light coat of Foliage Green acrylic craft paint using a dry paintbrush. DO NOT let the paint dry. When working with painter's tape, I prefer a lighter coat of paint.

While the paint is still wet, remove 3M Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape, and set these strips of tape aside to use later. Let the paint dry completely. Don’t worry if your brush strokes show because it adds to the buffalo check effect.

STEP FOUR

Starting in the middle, apply 3M Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape horizontally through the center of the shamrock plaque. Use a small piece of painter’s tape as a spacer and continue applying horizontal stripes of painter’s tape out to the top and bottom edges. Burnish the edges of the tape with a fingernail or bone folder.

Apply a light coat of Titanium White acrylic craft paint, over the painter's tape, and let dry. Apply a light coat of Festive Green acrylic craft paint using a dry paintbrush. Let the paint dry completely.

STEP FIVE

Apply the vertical strips of the painter's tape back onto the shamrock, starting in the middle, and using the small piece of tape as a spacer.

With a flat paintbrush, apply Forest Green acrylic craft paint to each square. Buffalo plaid can be achieved with a white or ivory base and then a light, medium, and dark shade of paint in the same color family.

STEP SIX

While the paint is still wet, remove the painter's tape to reveal the buffalo check pattern. Touch up any uneven sections of the buffalo plaid with a small paintbrush and one of the three green paints.

Measure and cut a 20” length of natural jute twine. Flip over the plaque, and attach the ends of the twine to the right and left sides of the shamrock with a glue gun and glue sticks. You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry.

STEP SEVEN

Paint the wooden LUCK shape with Antique Gold acrylic craft paint. Let dry and apply a second coat, if necessary. Apply a thick layer of gold glitter glue and spread out with a paintbrush, set aside to dry.

STEP EIGHT

Measure scraps of ribbon, lace, and trims that are 6” long. Stack in an “X” pattern on top of a 12” length of natural jute twine. Tie the jute twine tightly in the center of the ribbons, securing with a knot. Fluff ribbons, and then trim any excess ribbons with scissors. This is a great way to use up bits and pieces of ribbons and trims.

Using a glue gun and glue sticks, attach the ribbon bundle to the center of the wooden shamrock plaque, and then add the gold LUCK shape to the center of the ribbon bundle.

Buffalo Check Dollar Tree Shamrock

Create this super cute Dollar Tree Buffalo Check Shamrock Plaque in just about 30 minutes (not including drying time) with limited supplies. A fun craft to make with your friends on a crafternoon, or with the kiddos as they will love to peel up the tape. The perfect way to greet all of your guests this magical and lucky season.

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More St. Patrick's Day Crafts

Straight out of the bin, this Recycled Tin Can Leprechaun craft is quick and easy to create with the kiddos in an afternoon with simple supplies from Dollar Tree. It’s a fun way to spend some quality time with your kids while making a craft that brings a magical Leprechaun to life.

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Download and print my What is your Leprechaun Name free printable from my blog. There are a HUGE number of name combinations, so this is a great way for everyone to create a lucky leprechaun name. The perfect opportunity to play a fun name game on the luckiest day of the year!

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Learn how to make a Rainbow Craft Stick Shamrock Sign with limited supplies from Dollar Tree and a free printable pattern sheet. Work on colors, patterns, and counting with this easy craft created from rainbow-colored wooden craft sticks and felt scraps. Display to be pinch-proof on St. Patrick’s Day!

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Are you too busy to make this Dollar Tree Buffalo Plaid Shamrock Door Decor right now? Pin it for later!  I'd love for you to pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

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