Materials for the door:

  • 1 sheet black foamcore (20"x28")
  • 1 set small hinges
  • 1 drawer pull
  • Pencil
  • X Acto knife
  • Ruler/straight edge
  • Hot glue gun
  • Paint brush
  • 4 colors Paint (one light green, one dark green, one light brown,one dark brown)
  • Wood graining tool

Materials for the map:

  • Paper
  • Coffee
  • Pens

Download the Leprechaun Door Diagram


  1. Copy the PDF pattern provided onto foamcore board. Cut out all the pieces using x acto knife. Back board, door arch, door and base board. Cut out shamrock shape in door as window.
  2. Set aside back board for later. Paint pieces the lighter of your paint colors. Door-green, arch and base board brown. Let dry.
  3. Using the darker colors, coat the pieces and while still wet drag wood graining tool across to creat faux aged wood. Let dry.
  4. Glue arch in back board and glue on base board so stands up right.
  5. Glue on and attach drawer pull as a door knob. Place door in arch and glue on hinges so door can open.
  6. If you want extra age to your door, give a wash of coffee or watered down brown paint.

Directions for the treasure map:

  1. Take a piece of paper the size of the map you want
  2. Draw the out the map with a big X to mark the spot!
  3. Crumple up the paper as much as you can.
  4. Dip the crumpled map in a bowl of coffee
  5. Unravel the wet coffee map and tear it into four pieces.
  6. Re dip all four pieces and lay out to dry.
  7. Don't flatten the paper, let dry in a slightly crumpled position

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