Paper Shamrock Tutorial


St. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching and although I am only a wee bit Irish, my husband is very Irish as are my children. To honor their heritage, I always decorate our home with a touch of St. Patrick’s Day decorations. This year, I decided to go with a shamrock theme.

Although we have a fireplace in our home, it doesn’t have a mantle, so I often decorate the top of our upright piano like I would a mantle.  I crocheted a shamrock garland to hang across the mirror and added some paper shamrocks to my vintage bottle collection.


Today, I’m going to share with you how I made the paper shamrocks!


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • floral tape
  • 22 gauge floral wire
  • sheet of green paper
  • wire cutters
  • scissors
  • paper cutter


Begin by cutting a 1.5 inch strip of green paper, fold the strip in half.

Cut three 1 inch half heart shapes from the folded green strip of paper, be sure to include a short tail for attaching to the wire.


Open the three heart shaped petal you just cut and attach them, overlapping slightly to the wire, using floral tape.


Gently fold your petals back and there you have it, a cute little paper shamrock!

I made all but one of my shamrocks with three petals, I think they look more realistic that way, but of course, I had to include at least one four leafed clover…for good luck!


And for those of you wondering about the garlands on the mirror here are the links for your use.

I crocheted the shamrock garland using cotton yarn and this pattern from Everything Etsy

I also crocheted the bobble garland using cotton yarn and this pattern from What You Sow


Salute, Sharleen

  1. Reply

    I’m not crafty at all, but even I can do this! My daughter gets more and more into St. Patrick’s Day each year. We will enjoy making these together. Thanks!

  2. Reply

    These are so clever and a fun way to decorate. It’s difficult to find pretty and not gaudy St. Patrick’s decorations. I am going to make these shamrocks with my kids to liven up our mantel. Thanks for the tutorial!

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