How to Make Paper Shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day

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I was given the privilege of decorating Clara’s piano teacher’s studio window. It’s a fantastic opportunity for me to do some craft experimenting and spread the word about my blog. With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, I figured it would be the perfect theme for the window display.

Today, I’ll share the shamrocks I made for the display along with a tutorial.


Supplies needed:


1. Choose three different paper patterns.

paper shamrocks


Cut one sheet into six long strips, one into six medium and one into six short strips. Cut one additional long strip for the stem.

paper shamrocks


2. Arrange leaf halves by layering three paper stripes as pictured and staple. You should end up with six halves.

paper shamrocks


3. Create leaves by stapling two halves together as pictured.

paper shamrocks


4. Next, either staple or glue the three leaves together. Add the stem using hot glue.

paper shamrocks


5. Place a dab of hot glue between the two halves of the top leaf. Place the illusion cord on the glue before pressing together. Let dry. Hang up and enjoy!

paper shamrocks

paper shamrocks


Check back tomorrow for a look at the full window display!


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