I love this St. Patrick’s Day Decor – Easy Upcycle Book Craft. It’s cute, simple to make and is a great way to upcycle books! This also is a good project to use your HTV scraps on. These cute books that say “Pink me, Kiss me, Call me Green” will look good on a mantle or display area.
White Chalk Paint
3 Similarly Sized Old Books (if you don’t have these on hand the dollar store is a good place to find books or see if your local library is getting rid of old books)
Scraps Green Heat Transfer Vinyl
Scraps Black Heat Transfer Vinyl
3 Green Ribbon Scraps
Fleece Fun’s free SVG (available below – fill out the form)
Cricut Maker or other cutting machine
Hot Glue Gun & Glue
St. Patrick’s Day Decor – Easy Upcycle Book Craft Instructions:
Step 1 – Prep the Books
Paint the exterior of each book. Allow paint to dry completely.
Step 2 – Cut out the HTV
Download the cut file for the clover and lettering.
Upload the cut file to Design Space.
Measure the height of the spine of your thinnest book and adjust the size of the lettering to fit on the spine of the book.
Measure the height of the three books stacked together and adjust the size of the shamrock to fit on all three spines.
Tell Design Space to “Make It”.
Load the green vinyl onto the mat and into the machine to cut the clover.
Load the black vinyl onto the mat and into the machine to cut the lettering.
Weed the designs of the shamrock
Step 3 – Apply the St.Patrick’s decor letting
With the EasyPress Mini, affix the shamrock to the spines of all 3 books, in the center left.
With the exacto knife, cut the shamrock between the spines
and press it around the edge.
Figure out the placement of each of the phrases on the three books.
With the EasyPress Mini, affix the lettering to the right side of the book spines,
centered and one line on each spine.
Step 4 – Finish off the St. Patrick’s Upcycle decor
Hot glue the three books together.
Hot glue the widest ribbon you have to the bottom of the book stack and wrap it around the books, on the left side.
Affix the second widest ribbon on top of that and then the thinnest on top of that.
That’s it you just finished the St. Patrick’s Day Decor – Easy Upcycle Book Craft!
Fill out the form below to get the free SVG File
For personal use only.
More St. Patrick’s Day Crafts:
- Lucky Clover Ombre Shadow Box
- Button Clover DIY
- Lucky Clover Hair Clip
- Easy Leprechaun Hat Decor
- See All of the St. Patrick’s Day Ideas here
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