I recently found the shamrock wreath I made last year (Studio Snapshot – St. Patrick’s Day Paper Shamrock Wreath). It was looking a little shabby, so I decided to make another and include instructions so you can make one too.
Like last year, I decided on two colors of green and one of white. Unlike last year, I decided I wanted to use a heavier card stock for my paper. Last year I made my strips of paper 1.5″ wide. This year I made them 1″ wide. It’s totally up to you to decide what width of strips you want to make your shamrock.
From 12″ square card stock, I cut cut seven 1″ strips from each of my three colors. I used two greens and one white. I left the dark green 12″ in length, cut the white to 10″ and the light green to 8″. Try different widths and lengths of paper. Play around to find the combination of lengths and widths that give you a pleasing shamrock.
Holding a set of each of the three colors (longest on the outside, shortest on the inside) I used a stapler to make a teardrop shape. See photo above. I then made 6 teardrops.
I scored and folded my 7th set of colored strips (see above photo) to make my shamrock stem. I then stapled my stem like I did with the teardrops.
I used a glue gun for my next steps. I glued two teardrops together to make each of the heart shaped leaves. Then I glued the three leaves and the stem to a round piece of card stock (see it in the center of the above photo).
I folded a 1″ by 11″ strip of text weight paper into an accordion. I then glued the ends together and held the accordion into a circle and glued the back of the medallion with hot glue. I held it for a few minutes until the glue dried. Done! I may add a ribbon to hang it like I did last year.