GIANT Lucky Horseshoe SVG ☘️ DIY St Patrick’s Day Craft

GIANT Lucky Horseshoe SVG

Make a GIANT lucky horseshoe for St Patrick’s Day.

This flower and shamrock filled design looks beautiful when cut from gold and holographic card to give it some shine.

This is an “off-the-mat” project, which means that it ends up bigger than a Cricut machine can cut when it’s all finished.

The finished horseshoe measures approx 15.75 inches wide and 18 inches tall.

The bottom pieces come in sections that are stuck together to create the supersized design.

So, despite the huge final size, it can still be cut on a regular sized Cricut mat from A4, US Letter or 12×12 inch cardstock.

St Patrick's Day Cricut design

You can add some ribbon in the top if you want to hang it up, or simply prop it up on a shelf without the ribbon.

The design comes in a smaller version too which can be cut from single sheets of cardstock.

Materials supply list

Here is a list of the materials that I used to make this project.

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This project is suitable for the following types of Cricut machine: Explore Air 2, Explore Air 3, Maker, Maker 3, Venture and Joy Xtra.

Lucky horseshoe

Video tutorial

Watch the video below to see how to make this project. Keep scrolling for a written tutorial.

Written tutorial (with photos!)

Here’s how to make your very own giant St Patricks’s Day craft using a Cricut machine!

Step 1) Download the cutting file(s) & unzip the downloaded folder

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Before you upload the SVG to Design Space, you need to unzip the download folder that it comes in.

Step 2) Upload the SVG file into Design Space

Open up Cricut Design Space and start a new Project.

Click “Upload” and then find your unzipped version of the downloaded files for this project.

The file to upload for Cricut Design Space is the one called svg-st-p-horseshoe-large-craftwithsarah.svg

This is how it should look after you have uploaded the file:

Make sure you upload the file which starts svg- in the filename!!

After uploading, the design will show in your “Recently Uploaded Images”.

Click on it and then press “Add to Canvas” to put it onto your Project.

Here is how the small and large versions look when they are loaded in.

The large horseshoe will load in at around 15.75 inches wide and 18 inches tall.

This size can be cut from 12×12 inch, US letter or A4 cardstock.

Step 3) Cut out all the layers

When you’re happy with how the project is looking in Design Space, click “Make” and follow the instructions on-screen to cut out all the layers.

To change the paper size, go into the dropdowns over on the left side of the screen and choose the paper size that you want to use. You need to change it for every single colour.

To save space on your cardstock, you can move things around by clicking and dragging. Make sure when you’re moving things about that nothing overlaps because otherwise, it won’t cut out properly.

TIP: New to cutting cardstock with a Cricut? Check out this in-depth tutorial which goes through every step of the process, including tips for getting the best quality cuts from your Cricut.

Step 4) Stick the base together

The download folder contains an Assembly Guide PDF file. Have this open on your computer or print it out so that you can refer to it when sticking the design together.

Take the five pieces that make up the very bottom of the horseshoe.

Position them so that the edges overlap and the cutout shapes perfectly line up so that you can see your work surface through the holes.

Optionally, use washi tape, masking tape or painters tape to hold the pieces in position so that they don’t move as you start to glue them.

If using the tape, carefully remove the tape, one piece at a time and glue it to the other pieces along the sections that overlap.

Keep going until all of the pieces are glued.

When the glue has completely dried, turn it upside down and add sticky tape down all the join lines for extra stability.

If you are using ribbon to hang up the horseshoe, thread it through the holes at the top of the design and secure with tape.

I put some tape on the front of the design too.

Step 5) Add the second large green layer

Take the pieces that make up the next layer.

Work one piece at a time, starting with the top-right (the direction is important!).

Add foam squares to the back. Make sure you add some in the middle of the pieces as well as around the edges.

Stick the piece to the sign.

Add foam squares to the next piece of the layer.

Note that each of these pieces have a slight overlap which will go over the piece you just stuck down, to help it line up with neat edges.

Don’t put foam over the part that will overlap.

Add a thin line of glue to the bottom of the part you have already stuck down.

Stick the second piece to the sign.

If you’re using glitter card then you may need to place something heavy over the part that was glued for a few minutes to help the glue to stick.

Continue sticking the pieces of this layer to the sign.

Step 6) Add the large gold layer

Glue the gold layer to the sign.

Once again, start with the top-right piece and do the top-left piece last.

Step 7) Add the large layers for the shamrocks

Use foam squares to attach the bottom parts of the shamrocks.

These all also overlap a little bit. Use a thin line of glue for the overlaps.

Start with the bottom piece and work upwards.

Glue the second layer of the shamrocks on top.

Start at the bottom piece and work upwards.

Step 8) Add the flowers and shamrocks

Follow the assembly guide to add the rest of the decorations to the sign, using a combination of glue and foam squares.

A higher quality version of these assembly sheets are included in your download folder.

If you are making the smaller horseshoe then the assembly guide is slightly different, so be sure to check it in your download folder.

St Patrick’s Day giant sign

Phew, that is the giant St Patrick’s Day lucky horseshoe all finished!

I love how all the greens and golds look together; it’s so pretty!

Lucky horseshoe

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Happy crafting,
Sarah x