Here’s a quick craft that anyone can put together to give their home some luck this St. Patrick’s Day! Make this adorable shamrock wreath using scrapbook paper!
This cute wreath is so easy to make and it doesn’t cost anything to make! Grab some green scrapbook paper and hot glue to put this together and you’ve got a great St. Patrick’s Day wreath you can hang on your door or mantle! Try making mini ones and string them together using twine for a shamrock garland! If you don’t have any green paper lying around, some green acrylic paint over white paper works just as well! Get out the scissors and let’s get our craft on!
1) Green scrapbook paper. You can use double-sided scrapbook paper, or you can use regular white paper and paint it using acrylic paints.
2) Seven 12″x2″ strips of paper
3) Seven 10″x2″ strips of paper
4) Seven 8″x2″ strips of paper
5) Green ribbon so you can hang up your wreath
6) Some extra paper so you can make the front decoration, and you will need it for some back pieces of the shamrock
7) Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Take a strip of paper of each length and stack them one on top of the other. Glue the ends together on one side.
Take the inside piece and make a loop. Glue the other end down.
Repeat the same step with the other two pieces of paper. You will end up with a teardrop shape.
Repeat these steps until you’ve made a total of 6 teardrops. Glue them together by the ends in groups of two. You will end up with a heart shape.
Now it’s time to make the stem of the shamrock. You should have 3 strips of paper left. Take the 12″ strip and make a fold mark 5″ from the left edge and 5″ from the right edge. There will be 2″ between the two fold lines. The area between the folds will be centered. Take the 10″ strip and make a fold mark 4.25″ from the left edge and a fold mark 4.25″ from the right edge. There will be 1.5″ between the two fold lines and the area between the folds will be centered. Take the 8″ strip and make a fold mark 3.5″ from the left edge and a fold mark 3.5″ from the right edge. There will be a 1″ area between the fold lines and the area between them will be centered.
Line up all the ends and hot glue them together.
Put your shamrock together. Cut out a small circle out of paper. This will hold all your points as you’re gluing them together. You can add an accordion fold circle to the front center of the shamrock. It will hide all the glued points. Glue a piece of ribbon to the back and hang up your ornament!