I’ve created a collection of 10 free vintage St. Patrick’s Day dictionary page printables for your holiday home decor! I’ve also created a few circle and square templates that are perfect for DIY craft projects.
Each page in this collection of vintage dictionary page printables includes a St. Patrick’s Day-themed word. The words I’ve included are as follows:
You have a nice selection of holiday-related words to choose from for your St. Patrick’s Day home decor and DIY projects.
The dictionary pages are ready to print for easy framing or can be reformatted, cropped, etc. for any number of DIY projects. I have three formats for each dictionary page: original format, 8×10 with no border, and 8×10 with border.
The original format pages are just as I saved them after scanning and editing them. You get full control for cropping and formatting the pages as you need them for any given DIY project.
The 8×10 pages are designed for home decor. Most people looking for free printable home decor want 8×10 format for wall art. I’ve created versions with and without borders. The frame you choose and the aesthetic you’re going for will determine whether you prefer the version with a border or without a border.
I also have three circle templates and one square template. I know that many readers have arrived at this post, looking for dictionary pages with St. Patrick’s Day words for craft projects. You don’t necessarily want to print a ton of full dictionary pages so you can cut out “shamrock” over and over again. The templates make it much easier to print exactly what you need for your DIY projects on just a few sheets of card stock.
The free St. Patrick’s Day dictionary page printables and templates are for personal use only. You may download and print them as many times as you like for wall art and DIY projects, including classroom use. Please don’t send the download files directly. If family, friends, or co-workers are interested in their own antique dictionary pages or templates, send them directly to this post. Thanks!
How to use the free St. Patrick’s Day dictionary page printables and templates
I know that most readers arriving at this post already have an idea or several ideas for St. Patrick’s Day home decor and craft projects. If you need a little more inspiration, think about one or more of the following ideas.
- DIY wall art. One of the most popular ways to use vintage dictionary pages is to create unique, whimsical wall decor. You can overlay virtually any PNG or transparent background image onto a dictionary page to make one-of-a-kind wall art. I share more about this process and include a few examples of it in my vintage French primer book pages and illustrations post.
- Bottle cap or glass magnets, using the technique that I use for my sheet music glass magnets. I have examples and more details about bottle cap magnets in my DIY Valentine’s Day dictionary page magnets tutorial. The circle templates I share in this post are ideal for magnets.
- Pendants. You can also use the glass/bottle cap magnet technique to make pendant necklaces. Simply swap in jewelry bails for magnets.
- Greeting cards. Dictionary pages are an ideal background for all kinds of handmade cards, including St. Patrick’s Day cards. You can swap in dictionary backgrounds for a lot of the card concepts that I cover in 10 simple DIY St. Patrick’s Day cards.
- Tile coasters, using the technique that I use for my vintage sheet music botanical coasters. For coasters, vintage dictionary pages are perfect as is or with images overlaid.
- Art/junk journals and mixed media art. Layer dictionary pages with paint, ink, stamps, and more to create mixed media pieces and junk/art journals.
- Scrapbooking. Old dictionary pages create whimsical backgrounds for both digital and physical scrapbooks. They’re also perfect for DIY scrapbook embellishments.
Don’t feel limited to the ideas in this list. If you have a different plan for your St. Patrick’s Day dictionary pages, I’d love to hear about it!
Download the complete sets of St. Patrick’s Day dictionary page printables!
Again, each set contains 10 full dictionary pages, one for each of the following words: Celtic, clover/cloverleaf, gold, green, Irish, leprechaun, luck, March, rainbow, and shamrock.
If there are St. Patrick’s Day-themed words you want for your wall art or homemade projects that I didn’t include here, let me know! I have a complete vintage dictionary and am happy to create more printable pages.
I explain how to extract and download the files after the templates section.
Download the St. Patrick’s Day dictionary page circle and square templates
I have four St. Patrick’s Day digital collage sheets – three circle templates and one square template. There is one plain circle template and two circle templates with different shamrocks. The circle templates are ideal for projects like magnets and pendant necklaces where you want perfect circles. The circles are 1.05″ in diameter, which is perfect for a 1″ circle punch and also works with a 3/4″ circle punch.
The square template features 2″ squares of each of the St. Patrick’s Day words. This template is great for projects with other shapes cut-outs, such as shamrocks and hearts, and anything else where you don’t need a full dictionary page.
Each circle template has two circles for each St. Patrick’s Day word. The square template has one square for each word with “shamrock” and “leprechaun” repeated at the end.
Note: When you print your dictionary pages and templates with an ink-jet printer and you use them for crafts that involve coating them in Mod Podge or diamond glaze (i.e., magnets, coasters, pendant necklaces), give them a couple of coats of acrylic spray. Spraying them prevents Mod Podge and diamond glaze from smearing the ink.
Bonus St. Patrick’s Day dictionary page download!
The definition for “shamrock” includes a lovely hand-drawn illustration of a shamrock, which is perfect for DIY holiday projects.
Extracting and downloading the full ZIP folders
Please note that it will take some time to extract and download the complete sets of dictionary pages.
- When you click on the full set link, choose the Open with ZIP Extractor option at the top of the page.
- The folder will open in the new window. The files will download.
- After the files have downloaded, click Extract Now.
- After the files have extracted and uploaded, click View Extracted Files.
- Double click the folder.
- Choose the files you want to download. Click the three horizontal dots More Actions button. Select Download.
- Follow the prompts on the download screen.
- I recommend moving your downloaded files out of your downloads folder and into your main photos folder. Label the folder “St. Patrick’s Day Dictionary Pages” or something similar, so you’re able to find them again easily.
You’re now ready to turn your antique dictionary pages into St. Patrick’s Day wall art or print your pages or templates for DIY and craft projects!
A few holiday project ideas for the dictionary page templates
I’m sharing a few examples of projects that I made with the Valentine’s Day dictionary templates. You can find the full directions (and the corresponding templates!) for these projects in my DIY Valentine’s Day dictionary page magnets post. I have more details about the dictionary page ornaments and other holiday ornament ideas in my DIY Valentine’s Day mini tree post.
Magnets are an easy fun way to add a seasonal/holiday touch to a refrigerator, magnetic chalkboard, or filing cabinet. The circle templates are perfect for bottle cap and round glass magnets. The square templates are perfect for non-circle glass magnets, such as hearts, ovals, and squares.
Pendant necklaces are an easy jewelry item to make for yourself and to give as gifts. There are tons of pendant bezel/glass sets in different metals, shapes, and sizes available on Amazon and Etsy. On Etsy, I love theglassconnection‘s selection of inventory.
I used dictionary pages for all three of the ornament tutorials that I created for my DIY Valentine’s Day mini tree. You can easily customize these ornament designs for any season or holiday.
How to print vintage dictionary pages
When you use antique dictionary page printables to create wall art, my best recommendation for at-home print jobs is Finestra Art paper, which is what I used for the above vintage dictionary pages. The paper features a matte, acid-free surface, which dries ink immediately, producing crisp, vibrant images. Regular printer paper, card stock, and presentation paper do work. But the results they produce aren’t quite as nice. It’s worth spending a little more to get the right paper to produce professional art prints.
For all other DIY and craft projects, white card stock is great for printing vintage dictionary pages and templates. When you’re using dictionary elements in greeting cards, scrapbook embellishments, and junk/art journals, it’s not important that the images are quite so crisp and vivid. For magnets, pendants, and tile coasters, you won’t be able to tell the difference under multiple coats of Mod Podge or diamond glaze. Depending on the specific projects, you may even want a darker, rougher look for a more antique aesthetic.
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