I have never been able to find great St. Patrick’s day decor, which is how this beauty came about! I love to decorate for the holidays, but I want something that will last. This Mossy shamrock sign is a classic! The dried moss draws an element of nature into your home, as well as the classic GREEN color of St. Patrick’s day. Bring a little green into your home and make your own DIY Mossy shamrock sign by following these 5 simple steps.
- Framed wood sign how to here
- Swiss Coffee Behr paint
- Sponge brush
- Shamrock pattern
- Ebony stain
- Palm sander/sanding block/sand paper
- Old towel
Step 1: Painting your Mossy shamrock sign
First you want to paint the base of your sign. Using a sponge brush, paint a thin coat of Swiss coffee on your three 1×3’s. You are going to paint a total of 2-3 coats to get them good and covered.
Step 2: Preparing your shamrock for your Mossy shamrock sign
While your 1×3’s are drying, trace your shamrock pattern on to the back of your Moss. Cut it out.
Step 3: Distressing your Mossy shamrock sign
Next, you are going to distress your sign. When your 1×3’s have dried thoroughly, using a palm sander, sanding block, or sand paper, sand the edges and surface to distress it a little. The more you sand the more distressed it will look.
Step 4: Staining your Mossy shamrock sign
After your sign is distressed you are going to stain it. Using a corner of an old towel, apply the stain to the three white 1×3’s and the four unpainted 1×2’s. You are going to want to work fast so the stain doesn’t dry. Wipe the excess stain off using the unused part of the towel. The harder you rub, the more the stain gets removed. If the stain is too dark, let it dry and sand it off until you get the lightness you want.
Step 5: Applying you moss to your Mossy shamrock sign
Once the stain has been absorbed and your white 1×3’s are pretty dry, you are going to apply your moss. Lay your moss shamrock on your sign and decide the location you want. Turn it over and pull the backing off to expose the sticky side. Then, turn it back over and secure into place using firm pressure.
By following these 5 easy steps you will get a great, classic St. Patrick’s day decoration. One that you made on your own and you will proudly display and cherish it for years to come.