Lucky Shamrock Wreath ☘️ Free SVG for St Patrick’s Day
Make a beautiful lucky shamrock wreath out of cardstock with this free St Patrick’s Day SVG for Cricuts and other digital cutting machines!
Build up layers of cardstock with foam squares and glue to create a 3D effect to your paper shamrock wreath.
This design uses four different shades of green card. If you don’t have that many, try substituting some of the layers for gold or yellow instead for an extra luxurious feel to your shamrock.
Solid core cardstock will work best for this design, cut on a (still quite sticky!) light blue cutting mat.
Video tutorial for shamrock wreath SVG
Watch the video below to see how to make this craft project for St Patrick’s Day. Keep scrolling for a written tutorial.
Layered shamrock wreath shadow box materials
Here is a list of the materials that I used to make this project.
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- Cricut machine
- Light blue Cricut cutting mat
- Coloured Card
- Collall All Purpose Glue
- Needle Tip Applicator Bottle
- 3D foam pads
- Square shadow box to frame (optional)
St Patrick’s Day SVG assembly instructions
Here’s how to make your very own DIY shamrock wreath using a Cricut machine!
Step 1) Download the free file & 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.
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Step 2) Upload the SVG file into Design Space
Open up Cricut Design Space and upload the file called svg-shamrock-wreath-craftwithsarah.svg
Make sure you upload the file which starts svg- in the filename!!
This is how it should look after you have uploaded the file:
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.
Click the design on your canvas and use the width/height boxes near the top of the screen to make it the size that you want to cut it.
I made mine 6.5 inches wide. I don’t recommend going smaller than about 5 inches in width as otherwise the edges on some of the layers will become quite delicate and may be difficult to get off the mat without tearing.
If you are framing the shamrock wreath in a frame, you could add some extra layers to make the background to the frame. Here’s how to plan your frame design:
When you’re happy with how everything is looking in Design Space, click “Make It” and follow the instructions on-screen to cut out all the layers.
Step 3) Stick the layered shamrock wreath together
Use 3D foam pads and glue to stick the layers together.
Use this guide to see the order to stick the layers together in. A high quality printable version of this assembly guide is included in the folder when you download the cut file.
My favourite glue to use on papercraft projects is Collall All Purpose Glue.
It’s SO good because it doesn’t “warp” or bend the cardstock like some glues do. You can use as much of it as you want and the card stays perfect – and it dries perfectly clear too!
To make it even easier to apply glue to layered card projects, I highly recommend getting some of these needle tip applicator bottles to put the glue into.
The nozzles are REALLY tiny which makes them perfect for putting glue in the pieces of cardstock that make up this design.
The foam pads that I use are from “Dot & Dab”, but any foam squares will work. If yours are big then you may need to cut them smaller with scissors to fit inside the edges of the layers.
When adding the foam pads to the relevant layers, make sure you add some in the middle of the pieces of card so it give stability to the middles. If you don’t add any foam pads in the middles then it can “sag” under the weight of the other layers which doesn’t look as good.
After sticking all the pieces of card together, you’ll have a wonderful layered mandala shamrock all ready to go in a frame, on a greetings card, or even stuck straight to the wall with some blu-tack or propped up on a shelf.
I added mine to a shadow box with some coordinating papers behind the design to fill up the space. I love how it tuned out!
Love layered SVGs? Check out my other free layered SVG files