Horseshoes are one of the luckiest symbols around, so what better way to invite some luck o’ the Irish into your home this St. Patrick’s Day than by creating a cute horseshoe DIY garland that sparkles and shines? Easy and oh-so-fun to make, this festive decoration will add a pop of green to your classroom, party decorations, mantel and more. Let’s get started!
- Darice 3.5 x 3.3″ Wood Horseshoe Cutouts.
- Green Craft Paint.
- Darice Extra Fine Glitter, Green.
- Darice Extra Fine Glitter, Lime Green.
- Mod Podge.
- Foam Brushes.
- Hole Punch & Scissors.
- Darice Green and Yellow Baker’s Twine.
- Darice Ribbon in Green, Yellow and White.
Using the foam brush, paint the front surface of each horseshoe with the craft paint. Allow to dry completely.
Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge over the surface of each painted horseshoe with a foam brush. Sprinkle generously with glitter; shake off excess. Allow the Mod Podge to dry completely before applying another layer of glitter in the same manner for complete, even coverage.
Cut a piece of baker’s twine long enough to accommodate each of the horseshoes with about 2″ of space between each one. Thread the twine through the holes of the horseshoes to string them onto the garland.
Now, all that’s left is to find a place to display your new DIY garland creation. Your glittered horseshoe DIY garland is complete!
I love the idea of using a similar concept to make a St. Patrick’s Day wreath. You just can’t go wrong with ribbon and glitter!
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Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy Bell has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day at her blog, Positively Splendid, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to recipes, home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create things that matter with their own two hands, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential. Amy is married to her high school sweetheart, and they reside outside Austin, Texas with their four young children and one wily beagle.