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Leprechaun Trap Ladder

This glittering gold ladder goes with the free printable leprechaun trap from SVG Cuts created Mary and Leo Kowal. Photos by Leo Kowal. 




  • Small craft handsaw
  • 1/8-inch dowel, at least 7 1/2 inches long
  • 1/4-inch square balsa wood dowel, at least 14 inches long
  • Multi-Surface Metallic Acrylic Craft Paint in Yellow Gold by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Multi-Surface Glitter Acrylic Craft Paint in Florentine Gold by Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Wood or craft glue
  • Small paintbrush


  1. Step 1


    Cut the thicker wooden dowels into 2 six-inch-long pieces, and lightly sand the ends if necessary.

  2. Step 2


    Cut the thinner wooden dowels into five 1 1/2-inch long segments.

  3. Step 3


    Mark five evenly spaced dots with a pencil to designate where each rung will be inserted.

  4. Step 4

    Use one of the rungs to gently create indents for each rung.

  5. Step 5


    Add a small dot of glue inside each indent and then carefully assemble the ladder and allow to dry.

  6. Step 6


    Carefully paint using gold and gold glitter paints.

  7. Step 7

    Set up ladder with finished leprechaun trap. 



Reviews (1)

  • Kathy Tufteskog 13 Mar, 2014

    I had so much fun making this project the Leprechaun Trap . It was easy to do, directions are easy to follow. I did use Martha's medium Punch - Branch to create the border around the house. Added some silk flowers. I used Paint on the ladder which really worked great. I used toothpicks for the steps.
    I look forward to seeing more projects by Mary and Leo of SVGCUTS.Com. Thank you Martha for having them do this.