Dollar Bill Shamrock

By Noreen Doll.

This dollar bill shamrock was fun and easy to make.

Shamrock Dollar Bill by Crafty Journal

To create it, I used 3 super easy dollar bill hearts and then I rolled another dollar bill the long way to make a stem.

Dollar Bill Shamrock - Crafty Journal

It would be a fun gift for someone whose birthday falls on St. Patrick’s Day or even fun favors for a St. Patrick’s Day  party.

You have to use $1 bills for the petals if you want them to be really green. $5, $10, and $20 bills don’t have much green on the back and don’t make very good shamrocks.

If you want to give more money than $4, you can use $1 dollar bills for the petals, and then make the stem with a $5, $10, or $20 bill.


4 Dollar Bills


How to Make a Dollar Bill Shamrock.

1. Fold 3 super easy dollar bill hearts so the darker green (the back side of the dollar bill) is on the front.

Dollar Bill Shamrock - Crafty Journal

2. Lay one heart down with the front face down.

3. Lay the other 2 hearts face down on either side of the first heart, with their points just barely overlapping each other, and the point of the first heart.

Leave a slight gap between the sides of the hearts to help shape the shamrock.

Dollar Bill Shamrock - Crafty Journal

4. Press a piece of tape firmly over the 3 points to hold them in place and together.

Dollar Bill Shamrock - Crafty Journal

5. Roll the 4th dollar bill the long way, folding the second edge under so the white edge is inside the roll.

Dollar Bill Shamrock - Crafty Journal

6. Flatten the roll and crease the edges sharply.

7. Fold one end of the flat roll down about 1 inch and crease sharply.

Dollar Bill Shamrock - Crafty Journal

8. Lay the roll on the back of the shamrock with the folded end up.

Dollar Bill Shamrock - Crafty Journal

Place tape firmly across the folded end and onto either side of the stem to hold it in place.

Turn the shamrock over to the right side and it is done.

Dollar Bill Shamrock - Crafty Journal

And for a gift, I added a tiny gold bow to the stem of the dollar bill shamrock.

Remind the recipient to remove the tape gently to avoid tearing the bills.


It’s easier to make nice looking hearts if you use bills that are fairly new and crisp.

Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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  1. too cool!! Love this, going to make a few :) Hope you link this to our Snickerdoodle Sunday (March theme is GREEN)!

  2. I LOVE this idea and your tutorial is fabulous. I feel like I could totally do this with your awesome directions and photos. Pinning!

  3. This is really cute. I want to make one for each of my girls. I just pinned it :)

  4. Lovely idea :) thanks for sharing…

  5. You always share such great projects ~ I’m going to make these for my boys ~ this is their favorite kind of green! Thank you so very much for sharing at this week’s Project Inspire{d} ~ pinned!

  6. These are so cute and will be perfect for my niece and nephews!

  7. Thanks so much for this tutorial. I’m going to use it and send it in cards for the grand kids. I know they will be really thrilled.

  8. What a cute idea!

  9. Now THIS is lucky! A shamrock PLUS dollar bills….
    Very clever….
    xx Crystelle

  10. Such a great idea! So easy too – a great little gift! Visiting from the Best Shot linky..

  11. WHat a great idea!

  12. What a cute and neat way to gift some money. Pinned this to my St. Patrick’s Day board. Visiting from Hit Me with Your Best Shot linkup.

  13. This is so cute and it’s being featured today! Thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  14. How cool is this! Sharing this across all my social media!

  15. Waaay cool…:)

  16. How fun! Pinning it and Will have to give it a try next week.

    visiting from Lovely Ladies Linky

  17. this is really cool! What a creative idea! :-) Checking this out from the create it thursday link party!

  18. OMG. You are so amazing. I know you thought of this yourself as I haven’t seen anything around like it. Great work, Noreen. Your buddy, Linda

  19. This is so clever! It looks complicated but I’m sure I can figure it out with your great instructions.

  20. What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing. :)

  21. This is very clever! It would be perfect on a greeting card or gift!

  22. Great idea! Thanks for sharing on Sweet and Savoury Sundays, stop by and share with us again this weekend!

  23. Such a cute idea! I’ve made the hearts before. Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  24. I usually give my kids a small candy treat for St. Patrick’s Day. I’m pinning this dollar bill shamrock so I can do it next year for the kiddos. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  25. Oh my goodness these are so cute. The tooth fairy always gives my daughter a folded bill with some coins for her tooth. She would love it if she found this from the Leprechaun!! Thanks for posting :)

  26. Such a great idea! Pinning to Pinterest!

  27. Your Tip Me Tuesday link is incredible this week! This is seriously creative! In fact, my readers would love to bookmark it in their craft rooms.

  28. Another wonderful idea from you as always!! I love it! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  29. This is so darn cute. My youngest grandson was born on St. Patrick’s Day and I’m going to make this for his gift (with larger bills). All kids love money!!! Thanks for sharing!

  30. Very clever.
    Linda Bauwin – CARD-iologist
    Helping you create cards from the heart.

  31. Cute idea! My niece also has a birthday on St. Patrick’s Day and this would be a cute gift!

  32. Oh my word, that is just too cute! My son’s birthday is St. Patrick’s Day and he is going to love this!

  33. How fun is this?!! Great tutorial too. Thank you for sharing on VMG’s Brag About It Link Party!

  34. This is so clover! I love unique ideas like this, and you’ve done a great job breaking the process down step-by-step! Thanks for sharing!

  35. This is such a cute idea! Thanks so much for sharing it at Totally Terrific Tuesday this week! I’m sharing! :)

  36. What a totally fun and neat idea….I can not wait to try this. We would love for you to share with our guests at Party in Your PJs, our weekly link party!

  37. This is such a cute idea! I am going to make one of these for my 4 year old for St. Patrick’s Day! I’ve pinned it to my St. Patrick’s board as well. Visiting from the Awesome Things Tuesday Linky Party!

  38. No way! SO cool!!

  39. This is such a great idea and would make a great little gift for kids for the holiday!
    Thank you for sharing on the Wake Up Wednesday link party! I hope you can join again next week!

  40. Thx for linkng to Wake Up Wednesday! I have seen your link on a few linkys this week, and every one I have had to stop and look again. I envy such talent!

  41. Hello! I found your post through Bowdabra’s link party. Very clever way of using the dollar hearts! I pinned your pin to share with others! :)


  42. What an awesome idea! It would be fun to add to your adult kids St. Patty’s Day cards. Thanks for sharing – we hope to see you again next week. :)


  43. How fun! This is so neat! I am going to have to make this for my daughter before school. She would love it. Pinning and sharing. Thanks for sharing this at Totally Terrific Tuesday last week! I can’t wait to see what you have to share this week!


  44. Jann Olson says:

    How cute! I love your money folding ideas! Thanks for sharing with SYC. I used your heart and gave $10 bills to my grands. They loved it.

  45. Great tutorial and cute gift. Thanks so much for sharing with last week’s Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Have a great week.

  46. Super Cute!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday – Link Party!! Hope you come back tomorrow and share some more…I love having you!! Pinned!!

  47. Wow! Ur instructions were so simple. But instead of doing a 3 leaf shamrock, I did 4! I wanted the “Lucky” Shamrock, lol. The rolled up dollar bill for the stem, I didn’t fold an inch then attach w/tape. I rolled it (as per ur instruction) creased it, opened it back up, then I attached a toothpick w/tape & re-folded it back. I used the toothpick for support because using 4 dollar hearts meant a longer, stirdier stem, ha! This worked out great, looks good as well. Now I have a $5 good luck Shamrock! Thank u 4 this remarkable way of making $$ look so good! Lol

  48. That sounds fantastic, Jo Ann! Thanks for sharing.

  49. So so cute! Love it!

  50. Such a cute idea, and the hearts are a cute idea for all kinds of gifts. Thanks so much for sharing! (Visiting from You’re Gonna Love It Link Party)

    ~Taylor-Made Homestead~

  51. Such a fun idea! I came over from Craftymomsshare link party. Have a lovely day!
    X Annemarie

  52. My students used to love showing me the creations they made from dollar bills.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

  53. Very cool! Have Pinned to the Practical Mondays Board:)

  54. Jann Olson says:

    Love it! Lucky person who is gifted one of these. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  55. What a great idea and craft. Am I guessing right that it should also bring good luck?

  56. What a fun idea for my teenagers. We have Irish ancestors (maiden name is Magee. Don’t get much more Irish than that.) and other than dress in green I never do anything fun for St. Patrick’s Day. This will get me started!

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