Shamrock Wreath




By Noreen Doll.

Create this easy shamrock wreath that can be used in many ways for St. Patrick’s Day.

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Hang it as a wreath.

Enclose it in clear self-adhesive Con Tact shelf liner and use it as a placemat, or as a mat in the center of the table.

Attach it to a page in your scrapbook and create a layout.

Use this shamrock wreath to make a frame for a photo of your own little leprechaun.

Make it smaller and use it for a birth announcement for a St. Patrick’s Day baby.

Or attach it to invitations for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

You can make it larger or smaller according to the size of the square you begin with.

Materials.

Green Paper

Cardboard for Shamrock Pattern

Hearts, optional – To Make a Shamrock

Scissors

Pencil

How to Make this Shamrock Wreath.

1. Make a 1/2 shamrock pattern. My shamrock is about 3 14/ inches high and 1 1/4 inches wide at the widest part.

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You may have to adjust the size a little on the folded square to make it work properly.

2. I used small hearts to create one.

Turn a heart sideways to the edge of the cardboard and draw around it.

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Turn it right side up and draw half a heart as shown. Draw a stem.

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3. Start with a square piece of paper. Mine was 8 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches.

4. Fold one corner to the diagonal corner to make a triangle, and crease.

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5. Fold again to make a smaller triangle.  Repeat twice more – so you have folded a triangle 4 times.

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6. Lay the triangle so there is one fold on the left side. (I used white paper so you could see how it is marked.)

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There should be all folds across the top of the triangle, and single edges + 1 fold running down the triangle from upper right to bottom point.

7. Lay the pattern on the triangle as shown, making sure the top edge goes all the way up to the folds, and the bottom half of the heart touches the side folds.

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8. Draw around the shamrock pattern.

9. Cut out the shamrock.

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10. Be sure to cut the little notch at the upper left to make the indentation in the center top of the shamrocks.

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11. Carefully unfold the shamrock.

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12. Iron the shamrock wreath gently to remove the creases.

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13. Use your favorite glue/medium to add gold glitter to the shamrock wreath.

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14. Make a bow with gold ribbon and add to the wreath.

Tips

Leave the bow off if you are going to use the wreath for a layout or placemat.

© Noreen Doll

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Comments

  1. This is adorable, Noreen! I’m going to try this with my kids (seems like I say that on all your projects!). Thanks!

  2. Like making a snowflake – how cool! I will have to share this with my daughter because she would flip over it! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven to say hi.
    xo,
    Lisa

  3. wow! Fun paper project! I love this! I popped over from Sumos Sweet Stuff.

  4. Very fun idea! I really love it!

  5. My kiddos would love to make that for St Patrick’s Day! Thanks for sharing at Project Inspire{d}.

  6. This is adorable! I think we may give it a go!

    Stopping by from A Pinch of Joy link-up.

  7. Super cute & creative!

  8. Thanks for sharing at my party! Have a great week.
    Leslie

  9. Very creative and fun project! Thanks for the instructions!

  10. I like the idea of using it as a placemat. It looks like something that is worth trying out for my table at home.

  11. Really creative. Love this. Happy St Patty’s to you!!

  12. Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for sharing with us on Whimsy Wednesday!

  13. What a great St. Patty’s Day Wreath ~ thanks so much for linking up to this week’s Project Inspire{d}.

    Hugs, Mary Beth

  14. Beautiful and so cute. Wish I was crafty.

  15. Thank you for sharing at Homa Style. Fun for the family to do.

  16. These would be perfect to make with the kids, too. Please share your project at http://www.creativecraftsthursday.blogspot.com each and every week and check out what other creative divas are up to.

  17. Such a cute paper project for St Patty’s Day! Thanks for sharing it at the Rock N Share!

  18. How clever! I’ll be featuring your post as part of my St Patricks Day Activities for Kids roundup from the Weekly Kids’ Co-op. Thanks for sharing. xoxo P

  19. Aren’t you the resourceful one. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.
    p

  20. This would be a good craft for my kids to do. Thanks for sharing at Fluster’s Creative Muster. I’m looking forward to seeing what you link up next week.

  21. This is so cute! Like, I’d totally love it hanging in my house… but my kids could handle doing this craft with me! Love it.

  22. How cute is that?! Thanks so much for the tutorial and for linking up at Transformed Tuesday.
    Hugs,
    Peggy

  23. What a clever idea! Great tutorial, too. Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

  24. What a fun project! I’m so glad you came to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell… come back again next week to party with me again :) xoxo~ Ruthie

  25. Adorable wreath and love the idea of using a small heart to draw it. I cannot draw a shamrock to save my life. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

  26. Cute idea for St. Paddy’s Day. thanks for sharing at TTF.

  27. Hi! I’m co-hosting Mom’s library this week and I featured your post- I love it!

  28. This is so cute! You are so crafty. Thanks so much for sharing this :)

    -Angie

  29. So clever and crafty! Love the clover wreath. Hope you are having a great week.

  30. Cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

  31. This was one of my most viewed links last week. Congrats! Thank you so much for sharing with Saturday Spotlight last week. I hope you come by tomorrow to share more of your awesome creations!

    http://angelshomestead.com/

    April

  32. What a cute craft project for St Patty’s day, you were one of my most viewed links last week. Thank you so much for sharing with Saturday Spotlight last week. I hope you come by tomorrow to share more of your awesome creations!

    http://angelshomestead.com/

    April

  33. Thank you so much visiting! We care that you visi and LOVE LOVE LOVE visiting your blog to see what all you are up to!

    have a super week!
    Susie

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