St Patrick craft: shamrock doily plate

St Patrick craft: shamrock doily plate

It seems like we just had Valentine’s Day – and now St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! I guess that’s how it works, huh? Well, I’ve decided that St Patrick’s Day deserves a little more crafty attention than it’s gotten in the past (at least from me), so I decoupaged a plate. You can use this same method to decoupage any plate . . . as long as it’s glass because you want the Mod Podge to be on the bottom side.


Here’s another view without the delicious piece of pie – now let’s get started . . . you aren’t going to believe how easy this shamrock doily plate is.


Gather These Supplies

  • Glass plate
  • Mod Podge Matte (you could use Gloss or Satin as well)
  • Scrapbook paper in various shades of green
  • Small circle punch
  • Small doilies
  • Paintbrush


Punch out several circles from your various shades of green paper. You are going to need several.


Paint a medium layer of Mod Podge on the back of your plate, in the center (make sure the plate is cleaned).


Place the circles down in a shamrock pattern, using various dot colors. I just winged it. Work quickly before the MP dries.


Once the shamrock pattern is all down, paint another Mod Podge layer over the top and let it dry.


Add the doilies by painting a medium layer of Mod Podge on the back of the plate  . . .


Then put a doily down and decoupage over the top. It’s okay to go over the edge of the plate.


Keep adding doilies, then let the plate dry. Then add a final layer of Mod Podge, let dry and trim the edges.


Here’s a fun St Patrick craft, and I didn’t even have to cut a shamrock. Which is totally intimidating to me (who loves to freehand), I might add. What else could you create with paper circles and doilies?


  1. Moideux says

    Hi Amy, just love all your craft ideas and totally in love with Mod Podge, although it’s very hard to get here in Ireland.
    Really hope you don’t mind me making a wee point, our shamrocks and made up of three leaves , I think the four leaved versions are actually lucky clover i.e. four-leaved clover. History tells that St. Patrick used the shamrock as a symbol to teach early Christians in Ireland about the Trinity. Keep up your fantastic inspirational ideas. Marian :)

  2. Kat says

    Quick question… I am making a plate, but am worried that the user might get some water on the back while she is wiping off the top. I’m not talking submersing it, but some drips. What should I put on top of the mod podge that will seal, but not discolor it? Thanks!

      • Kat says

        Thank you so much for your speedy response! This might be a really lame question (and for that I am sorry), but I thought the mod podge outdoor only came in brush-on. Is there a spray, too? Does it have a different name?