My St Patricks Day Alphabet was really popular last year, the one I have created this year is similar but doesn’t have beer in it! I figured it wasn’t very school or child friendly, so with the help of the lovely Donna from Like Love Do we have collaborated and designed a new child friendly St Patricks Day Alphabet SVG Letters and Number Set. Scroll down for a link to her blog if you want to grab the elements to go with the alphabet.
This set is perfect for creating St Patricks Day cards, diy decorations, using with vinyl for cushions and t shirts. However if you want to craft along with the little ones check out my printable ABC St Patricks Day Alphabet. This mirrors my SVG alphabet so you can craft but also keep the kiddies involved in a matching project.
In this post I have created paper cut letters, a cake topper with my Cricut and also an engraved jigsaw puzzle with my Glowforge. Just scroll down for the free step by step tutorials.
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Project Ideas For My St Patricks Day SVG, PNG Alphabet & Number Set For Cricut And Glowforge
- Paper Cut Letters And Words
- St Patricks Day Themed Parties
- Shaker Cake Toppers
- St Patricks Day Cards
- Wall Decals
- Classroom Decor
- Wooden Banners With Glowforge
- Jigsaws Made With Glowforge
- Porch Signs
- Use Pegs And String For Hanging St Patricks Day Banners
- Framed Art
- Iron On Vinyl Hoops
- Hanging Wooden Signs
- T Shirts
- Decoupage Cushions
- Scrapbooking Pages
How To Make A Patricks Day Jigsaw With Glowforge With My Free SVG Alphabet And Numbers
What Do I Need To Make A St Patricks Day Jigsaw With My Free SVG On Glowforge
- A Glowforge Printer
- Medium Draft-board or if you don’t want to paint use a finished effect wood
- Green Spray Paint ( I got my Montana Gold from Graff City and its half the price) I also used creme spray paint to create a 2 tone effect.
- Silver Glitter Spray Paint
- Gloves and Mask for spray painting
- Paper For The Backing
Uploading Files To Glowforge
If you’re cutting on Glowforge, make sure you upload the SVG file for the sign, you are unable to cut PNG files, ( However can engrave with PNG files.) Simply click the + sign in the top bar, choose upload and select your file.
How To Make A St Patricks Day Jigsaw With Glowforge
Start by uploading a word of your choice to the Glowforge design area, you will also need an outline shape. I used an oblong, but it could be any shape.
Once upload click in the top left corner and change the oblong to cut. Now size your letters to fit inside the oblong this will be your puzzle outline.
Once you are happy with sizing you need to create an outline for each letter. The aim is to cut an outline for your St Patricks Day letters and engrave the detail on top. To do this click on the mountain in the right hand tab of the design area, click create outline then adjust outline to 0.075 and replicate this for each letter.
When you are happy position the oblong over the top so it fits around, this will now cut the puzzle outline, shapes outline and engrave the detail of the letters.
However you will also need a back to your jigsaw, for this click on the oblong and duplicate it, this needs to be cut separately as a solid piece.
Send your project to print, it will take around 30 minutes. Although cutting is quick engraving takes a little longer.
Spray Paint The Jigsaw Front And Letters
Now wearing gloves and a mask, spray paint you front puzzle outline and letters. I used a combination of green and cream to create a textured effect and used more cream on the letters so they were lighter.
Once the paint had dried I also added a layer of glitter spray top coat for a sparkly finish. Now give the layers time too dry.
Build Your Jigsaw
Next I added a background to the jigsaw puzzle. I did that in two pieces, if you are doing this, aim to put the join in an area under the frame. Use wood glue to attach the paper to the back solid wooden piece and allow to dry. You don’t have to do this, however I figured it looked prettier and gave the puzzle more detail.
When the paint is dry use wood glue to glue to top of the puzzle to the back thus creating your St Patricks Day Puzzle frame and allow to dry.
You now now have a cute St Patricks Day puzzle, any words, letters or numbers can be used and indeed any of my alphabets can be used to create any themed personalised puzzle with Glowforge.
Don’t Forget To Use My Glowforge Discount Code To Get The Following Discounts If you Are Thinking Of Investing.
- Glowforge Pr, $500 USD.
- The Glowforge Plus, $250 USD
- Glowforge Basic, $125 USD
If you are UK based your Glowforge will ship from the UK.
How To Make A St Patricks Day Shaker Cake Topper With Cricut
What You Need
- 12×12 Glitter Card
- 12×12 Card Stock or Foil Poster Board
- Foam Tape
- Heat Resistant Acetate
- Cricut Tools
- Blue and Green Cutting Mat
- Cricut Maker with a Cricut Knife Blade
Create And Size Your Shaker Cake Topper In Cricut Design Space
To create your St Patricks Day shaker cake topper simply upload a letter or number of your choice to Cricut Design Space, once uploaded you want to create 4 layers.
Your top layer will be cut in glitter card stock, this will be the letter of your choice.
Duplicate the top layer and click contour in the bottom right corner before clicking remove all contours to create the acetate layer.
Also you will need another acetate layer to cover you shaker glitter. Decide which area you want to be your shaker, duplicate layer 2 and use a square to slice out the area. If you cut this in acetate this will create a small acetate layer.
Now create an offset on layer 1 and remove all contours, this will be your backing layer.
You can now send the layers to be cut. When you click ‘Make It’ to send your project to cut design space will arrange the different colours into mats, it’s important to note which is which, to get your cuts on the correct materials.
Building The St Patricks Day Shaker
To build your St Patricks Day Shaker flip the top layer over and use glue to attach the solid acetate layer to the back.
Now use the sticky foam tape to tape around the shaker area. I chose the hat so had to cut my tape thiner. However also ensure there are no gaps for the glitter to escape before adding the glitter and sticking on the top acetate layer. This will encapsulate the glitter and prevent it from escaping.
Now use sticky pads to stick the glitter shaker layer to the backing. Also , at this stage you can add a straw to the back if you want to use your St Patricks Day shaker as a cake topper. You can also add Nuvo Dots to add a little detail. Also check out my Hot Air Balloon Shaker Cake Topper.
How To Get Your St Patricks Day SVG Alphabet and Number Files For Cricut And Glowforge
Click the image below to get your free downloadable St Patricks Day SVG/PNG Alphabet letter and number files and follow these instructions to add to Cricut Design Space if you are using you Cricut Machine. Don’t forget to turn off any pop up blockers, and if your email doesn’t come through check your spam folder. If you are already a subscriber check the members area on the Alphabet page and the files are ready for you there. Note if you are using Glowforge you need SVG files to cut the image out of wood or acrylic. Or Png or SVG to engrave. Also check out Donna’s St Patricks Day Elements.
If You’re Having Problems?
Check out my trouble shooting page, hopefully it will answer any questions you may have.
Tips And Advice For Using Your Download For Cricut
This alphabet is also perfect to make cards and cake toppers with your Cricut, check out my guides below.
- Cricut Design Space Guide
- How To Slice And Weld In Cricut Design Space
- How to upload to Cricut Design Space
- Using Iron On Vinyl
- Where Else To Get Free SVG Files
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