St. Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday for adults and children alike. Decorating for St. Patrick’s Day has become more and more popular with the adult crowd over the past decade and shamrock crafts are always big. Adding little touches of lucky green to your decor is fun as long as it’s not overwhelming. This tree shaped like a lucky shamrock and adorned with shamrock leaves adds just the right touch without going overboard.
UPDATE: This Shamrock Tree on Canvas is available in my Etsy shop.
I originally made this project for Joann Fabric and Craft Stores via DecoArt. I used Americana paints and an 18×18 stretched canvas I picked up at Joann’s.
I did an image search on google for shamrocks. Once I found one that I liked, I drew it out on paper.
Next I added some branches that reached out toward the borders of the shamrock shape, then I drew some shamrocks around the border of the design. I erased the border lines and added in some small inner branches and small shamrock leaves.
While I used an 18×18 canvas, you could certainly scale this down like I did with my Love Birds in a Heart Tree, that one was only 8×8 and would fit quite nicely on a shelf or mantel.
First I used a pencil to sketch on the tree trunk and main branches. I freehanded it, but I made you a pattern which you could enlarge on a photocopier and use that to transfer the design with carbon paper. After filling in the main branches, I added the small inner branches. Adding shamrocks is just a matter of painting three hearts intersecting at their points.
I started with green and then switched to a lighter green and added in orange and yellow as well. Varying the sizes of the shamrocks adds dimension to your painting.
When you’re finished you should have a shamrock shaped tree! Mine’s a little wonky on the right because I freehanded, but using the pattern I provided should keep yours in shape.
Have a happy St. Patrick’s Day and don’t drink too much green beer!
More Shamrock Crafts
3D Tissue Paper Shamrock
St. Patrick’s Day Welcome Shamrock
Shamrock and Rainbow Window Clings
Shamrock Shirt – DecoArt
Yarn Wrapped Shamrock Wreath – Alderberry Hill
Framed Glitter Shamrock – Craft Yourself