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Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Plate & Mug

Have yourself an Irish breakfast with this DIY decorative mug and plate perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

At a Glance:

#5887 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Classic Green, 2 oz.

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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Patina, 2 oz.

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Mod Podge ® Dishwasher Safe Gloss, 8 oz.

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Other Supplies

Green patterned scrapbook paper, Yellow and black paper, Tape, Round foam applicator, Craft knife, Rubbing alcohol, Glass plate and mug, ½” circle paper punch, Scissors, Flat brush ½”, #1 Liner brush, Stencil brush ¼”, Transfer paper, Pencil, Photocopy of four leaf clover, Wax paper and squeegee, Water basin, Foam plates, Paper towels


  1. Wash plate and mug in mild soap and water. Dry and wipe with rubbing alcohol to remove any residue.
  2. Transfer “LUCKY” pattern to black paper and paint with liner brush using Patina.
  3. Tape off a border on mug and apply Classic green with foam applicator. Allow to dry before applying any additional coats. Score along tape line with craft knife before removing tape.
  4. Cut out all pattern pieces from papers as well as four leaf clover.  Punch out yellow circle. Brush Mod Podge® onto back of black strip and place onto green circle. Cover with wax paper and use squeegee to smooth. Repeat with yellow buckle as well as clover to yellow circle.
  5. Brush Mod Podge® onto border strip for mug. Place onto mug allowing at least ¾” from lip. Repeat with strips under border, then yellow circle.
  6. Brush front of green circle with buckle and center onto back of plate. Cover with wax paper and smooth. Allow to dry at least twenty minutes.
  7. Tape off paper and painted area on mug leaving approximately a ¼” border.
  8. Apply several coats of Mod Podge® to mug and back of plate. Be sure paper is completely encapsulated with Mod Podge®. Let dry.
  9. Using opposite end of paintbrush, apply Patina dots around outer edge of circle on back of plate. Let dry.
  10. Apply Classic Green to entire back of plate with foam applicator. Let dry.
  11. Score along tape line on mug before removing.
  12. Refer to Mod Podge® bottle for curing times.


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