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How To Make A Shamrock Photo Frame

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This super unique and cute shamrock photo frame is super easy to make with your whole family.

We will be using recyclable cardboard to make it.

The History Of St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s day is personally my favorite holiday.

The history behind this holiday is very interesting to me. 

Saint Patrick was the patron saint of Ireland, he was born in Roman Britain.

At the age of 16 he was kidnaped and brought to Ireland to be a slave.

He is recognized for  bringing Christianity to the Ireland people. 

The Shamrock And St. Patrick’s Day

The shamrock is a native Irish clover that has three leaves.  

Saint Patrick used the shamrock to symbolize the Holy Trinity (the father, the son, and the holy ghost) to the Irish people.

In modern times, we use the shamrock for décor purposes especially when St. Patrick’s Day is near.

Many believe that having this shamrock will bring good fortune to each and everyone’s home or family.

Shamrock Photo Frame

We often see printed photos nowadays, especially during this age of technology.

We tend to forget that we need to print those lovely moments and place the photo in a traditional photo frame.

Yes, we have our own, high-tech ways of capturing those moments, but often times, we forget the true essence of the picture.

Classic Photos Look Good In This Shamrock Photo Frame

We can see classic photo frames with photos that are printed from negatives from our grandpa or grandma’s home, but why don’t we frame photos like that?

Instead of displaying digital photo frames in our homes,  lets print those memories and frame them in this shamrock photo frame, so we can cherish them like our grandparents did.

That is why I came up with a brilliant idea of creating a classic photo frame that is St. Patrick’s Day-themed.

Have the kids help make them, choose the photos and gift them to your relatives, friends or loved ones.

You doesn’t need a fancy photo frame, but what is important is the memory you choose to add.

If you do not want to buy the cardboard, you can always ask a friend or family member if they have some laying around.

So if you are ready, then let us prepare the materials for this unique project now!

How To Make A Shamrock Photo Frame

How To Make A Shamrock Photo Frame

This shamrock photo frame, made from recycled cardboard and an old photo, is a great way to celebrate St. Patricks Day!


    Gather all the materials needed for this tutorial:

    Corrugate the brown, multilayered cardboard.  Use a wooden skewer by inserting this on the side opening of the multilayered cardboard. 

    Then carefully pull the skewer upwards to lift the upper layer of the cardboard. 

    Insert the wooden skewer into an alternate hole to properly remove the upper layer and reveal the corrugated layer of the cardboard.

    Mix yellow and a little bit of blue to form a green acrylic paint. 

    You can skip this process if you already have a pre-mixed green acrylic paint.

    Paint the corrugated board with green acrylic paint.  Let the paint dry for an hour or two.

    Draw a big three-leaf shamrock that would fit the corrugated board on a piece of pattern paper. 

    Cut the shamrock pattern afterwards.

    Cut the main middle board of the photo frame. 

    Make sure to properly measure the corrugated board first before cutting the moss green construction board to avoid mistakes.

    Trace the three-leaf shamrock pattern on the moss green main board. 

    Cut the three-leaf shamrock using a cutter. 

    But if you are not that well-versed in using the cutter, you can use a small, pointed scissor for the extreme edges of the shamrock.

    Place the photos on the main board with shamrock hole. 

    You can put three to two photos on the holes. 

    Secure the photos with hot glue.

    Place the neon green construction board on the remaining holes of the shamrock. 

    This would fill the empty spaces of the whole shamrock hole. 

    Cut the excess of the neon green board.

    Place and glue the main board with photos in the middle of the green corrugated board.

    Finally done! 

    You now have a unique St. Patrick shamrock photo frame that you can give to your friends as a gift or just simply display it in your own living room.

    You can add some accents that will personalize the shamrock photo frame further. 

    This can be a tabletop photo frame or can also serve as a hanging wall photo frame. 

Cherish This Shamrock Photo Frame

Even though technology already paved its way to us, it is still heartwarming to have your own photo frame with a printed photo in it.

The old ways can still touch your heart especially during the holidays and it’s a great way to get your kids to help make holiday decorations you can cherish forever.

I hope you like this idea and will make a shamrock photo frame with your kids.

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