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DIY Moss-Covered Shamrock ($3 Dollar Tree Hack)

Farmhouse early spring vignette DIY Moss Covered Shamrock Dollar Tree Hack St. Patrick


Happy March!  I am so excited to kick off this month with a little early spring green decor and craft inspiration! Today I am sharing how to make an easy DIY Moss-Covered Shamrock for only $3.00 using Dollar Tree supplies.



Today I made a moss-covered shamrock using Dollar Tree supplies and I simply love it! I have been wanting to make a moss-covered shamrock ever since I discovered a couple of photos on Pinterest to include in my Farmhouse Style Saint Patrick’s Day Decoring Ideas post.


St. Patricks Day Wreath. St. Patricks Wreath. Moss Shamrock with Rustic Burlap Bow and Copper Letter. Old World Chic.

This cute moss covered shamrock tied up with a burlap bow is such a classic and simple door decor idea for March. 


Use the glass and frame only from a vintage frame to make an easy framed moss shamrock or any moss shape that works for you. Rustic, simple look for St Patrick's Day or Spring decor -

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I was especially inspired by this moss-covered shamock in a vintage picture frame.


Farmhouse early spring vignette DIY Moss Covered Shamrock Dollar Tree Hack St. PatrickI so enjoyed making a moss-covered shamrock! I displayed it on a whitewashed tobacco basket inside an antique whitewashed picture frame.  I also created an early spring March vignette with lots of green that makes me so excited for what nature has in store this month!


How to Make A DIY Moss-Covered Shamrock for $3 using Dollar Tree Supplies 


Materials :

  • Dollar Tree wood shamrock cut-out 
  • Small bag of floral moss
  • Hot glue gun/glue sticks (or spray adhesive)
  • Green acrylic paint (optional)


Dollar Tree wood cut out shamrock DIY Dollar Tree Hacks Farmhouse Dollar Tree Ideas Saint Patricks Day

When I spotted this wood shamrock cut-out at Dollar Tree last week I immediately knew it would work perfectly for the moss-covered shamrock I have been wanting to make.




Farmhouse Dollar Tree Ideas Dollar Tree moss

I headed straight to the floral supply aisle to pick up some floral moss. I usually keep moss in my craft stash but I wasn’t sure how much it would take to cover the shamrock so I picked up an extra bag just in case. As it turns out, it only took 1/2 of this small bag to cover the shamrock completely.



Easy DIY Moss Covered Shamrock Dollar Tree Hacks Dollar Tree Crafts

To keep the unfinished wood from showing through, I quickly painted the shamrock with some mossy green acrylic paint from my stash and let it dry for about 10 minutes. I know that Dollar Tree does carry some acrylic paint but I am not sure if they have green. If not, you can always pick up green acryclic paint for under $1.00 at Joann or Hobby Lobby if you use a coupon. If you can’t find paint, I don’t think painting the shamrock is 100% necessary since it is going to be covered by moss. You will probably just have to use extra moss to fill in any light areas where the wood shows through. 


DIY Moss Covered Shamrock Farmhouse Dollar Tree Crafts

To cover the shamrock in moss, I added little dabs of hot glue and worked in small sections pressing bunches of moss down into the glue until the entire shamrock was covered. If you use a thick bunch of moss you won’t burn your fingers, but I suggest using a pencil or skewer or something to press the moss down into the glue. As the very end of the project I did burn one of my fingers, so please be careful.



I was concered that the moss would not stay on the shamock but the hot glue worked great.


This is definitely one of the easiest, but messiest Dollar Tree crafts I have tried, as the moss tends to get everywhere. After I would complete a section I would turn the shamrock upside down and shake it to get all the loose moss off and then go back and fill in any gaps where moss was missng. It took about 20-25 minutes to finish, but I was working very slowly so you might be able to get it finsihed quicker.





Farmhouse early spring vignette DIY Moss Covered Shamrock Dollar Tree Hack St. Patrick

As soon as I finished the shamrock I was so excited to use it as decor. I fed a very thin piece of twine through the original hole in the top of shamrock to tie it to my whitewashed tobacco basket. I tried out the basket and shamrock as door decor on our kitchen butler door and it looked good there, but I decided to make it the focal point of an early spring March vignette in the dining room instead.



I always decorate with woodsy and forest-themed elements in March, as those seem to be the perfect decor items to transition from winter into early spring. The spring birds are already busy around our home chriping and finding spots for spring nesting. Paperwhites, snowdrops, daffodils and crocus are popping up all around! All  ofthe chippy white  in this vignette could represent the intermittent bits of snow and frost that we will continue to have through early spring.



I am loving my little faux snow drops that I found on the end of season clearance sale at Pottery Barn. I think they are so sweet for early march! For this vignete I tucked them down in a thrifted shabby votive holder.



A mossy nest, deer sheds, ferns and vintage treasures reflect the spring awakening in the forest across the street and spring weekend junk treasures hunts soon to be had. Antique ironstone butterpats and vintage garden items are always on my junk hunting list!







It’s so refreshing to see signs of spring indoors and out. I am ready, and I am sure you are too!


Diy Moss covered shamrock on a tobacco basket door decor

My moss-covered shamrock also looks great on our back patio door, so I think I will make another one just like it later this week. I have a smaller round white tobacco basket that I will use instead of this longer one since I keep it inside. I will share some photos of my second moss-covered shamrock in the round basket once I finish it and it is hanging on the back door.


Farmhouse early spring vignette DIY Moss Covered Shamrock Dollar Tree Hack St. Patrick

I hope this easy DIY moss covered shamrock has inspired you to head out to your local Dollar Tree to pick up the moss and shamrock to get started. For an even cheaper alternative you can always cut a shamrock out of cardboard and cover it in moss for indoor use. If you do end up making a moss-covered shamrock please let me know how it turns out! I love hearing from you, dear readers!

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  • Reply Cindy

    Hi Amber,

    This so pretty, I love it!! Pinned. Thanks for sharing. Have a great Monday!!


    March 2, 2020 at 9:07 am
  • Reply Debra Oliver

    this is super cute Amber. I love moss-covered-everything!

    March 2, 2020 at 4:23 pm
  • Reply Anita Holland

    This is great, well done

    March 2, 2020 at 8:08 pm
  • Reply Allyson

    Your $3 shamrock looks expensive in your beautiful vignette! Pinned. I’m visiting from Inspire Me Tuesday.

    March 2, 2020 at 8:27 pm
  • Reply Paula@SweetPea

    Love this idea, Amber, and you styled it to perfection!

    March 3, 2020 at 6:46 am
  • Reply Myrna

    I really liked this project. When I went to DT today, they had just put up these shamrocks. They also had small moss sheets for miniatures. I think you are right to paint it green first. For me, it’s easier if I apply Gesso before painting unfinished wood. Love the vignette you set up.

    March 5, 2020 at 2:10 am
  • Reply Cecilia

    I adore this, Amber. I didn’t find the wood shamrock at our dollar store but I sure love how yours turned out! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

    March 7, 2020 at 5:05 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      I think you could just cut a shamrock out of cardboard and it would look very similar and hold up just fine. Thanks for stopping by!

      March 8, 2020 at 11:09 am
  • Reply Kathy A

    Great project–and so Do-able! I hate the posts that say “and I only spent $54 making this wreathe.” I bought one tobacco basket (brown) on sale and have already used it numerous ways; it is currently a spring “wreathe” with artificial greenery and flowers tucked into the slats. Home to a pine cone hedgehog and a bird. I always love your vignettes and seeing your home.

    March 7, 2020 at 7:33 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      I feel the same way Kathy! I love when I can share DIY’s for under $10 with my readers. Thanks for stopping by!

      March 8, 2020 at 11:08 am
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    I love St. Patrick’s Day projects and this one is perfect! I’m excited to feature it this week on Tuesday Turn About. Hope you will come back and link up again!

    March 9, 2020 at 4:59 pm
  • Reply Marilyn Lesniak

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

    March 11, 2020 at 11:14 am
  • Reply Cindy@CountyRoad407

    I have GOT to make this for Addison. She’s our youngest lucky charm born on March 17th. Love this. Pinned!

    March 16, 2020 at 1:31 pm
  • Reply Cindy@CountyRoad407

    Popping back in to say we are featuring this over on the Farmhouse Friday Link Party tomorrow. So fun! Thank you for linking up again!

    February 25, 2021 at 10:55 am
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