By Noreen Doll.
Create this easy shamrock wreath that can be used in many ways for St. Patrick’s Day.
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.
Cardboard for Shamrock Pattern
Hearts, optional – To Make a Shamrock
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.
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.
Turn it right side up and draw half a heart as shown. Draw a stem.
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.
5. Fold again to make a smaller triangle. Repeat twice more – so you have folded a triangle 4 times.
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.)
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.
8. Draw around the shamrock pattern.
9. Cut out the shamrock.
10. Be sure to cut the little notch at the upper left to make the indentation in the center top of the shamrocks.
11. Carefully unfold the shamrock.
12. Iron the shamrock wreath gently to remove the creases.
13. Use your favorite glue/medium to add gold glitter to the shamrock wreath.
14. Make a bow with gold ribbon and add to the wreath.
Leave the bow off if you are going to use the wreath for a layout or placemat.
© Noreen Doll