DIY St. Patrick's Day Shadow Box

Hi there! I'm back with another St. Patrick's Day DIY project!

Today's project was inspired by THIS cute shadow box by Kati at House Full of Handmade.

I made my own version with a shadow box I already had. In fact, we can consider this project another installment of Operation Garage Cleanout! I have had two of these in a bin in the garage for years!

St. Patrick's Day shadow box DIY

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Here is what you'll need to make one.

Supplies Needed


This is the little shadow box I started with. It stands on it's own or comes with a sawtooth hanger to hang it, the lid has a little magnet to keep it securely closed.

Honestly, I have had this for so long I don't know where I bought it or if they even make them like this anymore.

Shadow Box

Paint the whole thing white.

shadow box

Then print the word "Lucky" in a font you like and the correct size to fit the glass of your shadow box and tape it to the inside of the glass.


Now trace over the letters with the gold craft paint.

Lucky shadow box

You will most likely have to go over the letters at least three times for good coverage.

shadow box for St. Patrick's Day

Remove the printed pattern to reveal your word!

St. Patty's Day shadow box

I don't have a clover paper punch so I improvised just like I did with the Upcycled Tin Can St. Patrick's Day Hat. I made a pattern for a clover with my heart punch and cut out 12 clovers.

clover pattern

I chose to trace the pattern onto the paper and cut them out rather than glue the hearts together like I did before. I thought it would keep them from getting hooked on each other.

I used my paper creasing tool to get a little more 3D look so they have a little more dimension in the box. (You can use the side of a ruler and bend the clover that way too).

Then toss them all into your shadow box!

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I put ONE 4-leaf clover in the box so it's like a game... try to find the 4-leaf clover!

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DIY St. Patrick's Day Shadow Box