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DIY Leprechaun Mask for St. Patrick’s Day

Create a fun St. Patrick’s Day leprechaun mask using finds from the $1 bin at the craft store – as well as some glitter and Mod Podge!

DIY Leprechaun Mask for St. Patrick's Day

Don’t you love St. Patrick’s Day? It’s almost here! It’s hard to think of craft ideas, but there are a few good ones – and we’re going to share one with you today.

It’s also a great time to use BRIGHT GREEN glitter! Plaid designer Julie Lewis decorate a $1 leprechaun mask that we purchased from Jo-Ann Stores using Apple Barrel paint. Gotta love those dollar bins!

This project is great for the young ones and even for adults! Your co-workers will love you if you jump out from your cubicle with this mask in front of your face. I promise it will be a big hit!

Here’s how to make a mask of your very own.

Leprechaun Face Mask

Gather These Supplies

  • Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint – Black, Christmas Green, Flesh, Harvest Green, Kings Gold, Leaf Green, Valentine Pink
  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Glitter – gold, light green, dark green
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Various paintbrushes – #1 liner brush, ¼”, ½” flat brush, #5 round brush, ½” stencil brush
  • Wood leprechaun mask or head – I got mine for $1 from Jo-Anns, but you can get on Etsy
  • Foam stickers – $1 from Jo-Anns

Here are all the supplies (minus the Mod Podge). Can’t wait to have fun!


Paint the wood mask in colors shown – use different sized brushes as you need them.


Dry brush the cheeks with a stencil brush (scrub excess paint off onto napkin).


Draw diagonal lines on the handle with a pencil and paint with the colors shown.


Outline the mask in black – and paint details with a liner brush.


Apply Mod Podge to the areas to be glittered – do one area at a time. Sprinkle on glitter and tap off excess. Attach foam stickers and allow to dry completely before using.

Create a fun St. Patrick's Day mask using finds from the $1 bin at the craft store - as well as some glitter and Mod Podge!

Now you have a mask to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

If you enjoyed this St. Patrick’s Day project, check out these other holiday ideas you might also like:


Wednesday 11th of March 2015

So cute! I'm going to make one!!! My little sis would love one too!