Do you need a really simple and inexpensive way to decorate for St Patrick’s Day? Here’s a fun project that you can do with the kids – DIY Shamrock Paper Garland. Chances are you already have everything you need to make this tucked away in your craft closet. My initial thought for this project was to sew a basic stitch through each paper shamrock, and that would have been very pretty. But truth be told my sewing machine was buried under a pile of folded laundry that I didn’t much want to fool with, so I improvised and pulled out the craft glue.
I’m very happy with how this project turned out, and since I didn’t use the sewing machine it’s something the kids can help with from start to finish.
Here’s What You’ll Need
green construction paper
white or green thread
shamrock shaped cookie cutter or template
To make this garland, we used a cookie cutter to trace shamrocks onto the construction paper then cut each of them out.
Next, take a paper shamrock and run a line of glue across the middle that will hold your thread in place. Add some additional drops of glue to the edges, and place another paper shamrock, of equal size, on top to hold the thread in place.
This is what it should like like.
Repeat this process until you have threaded through all of your shamrocks, leaving approximately 2 1/2 inches of thread between each piece of paper.
What a fun and easy project! I just wish that I had a mantel to decorate each holiday. I wonder if I could just dedicate a wall shelf that has my speaker on it?
I think it would even be cute taped to a wall!
Robin O says
This would be great! We don’t have enough St. Patrick’s Day decorations, so I think we’ll give this a shot. Hurray for the Irish!
Alicia K says
these are so cute! i want to do them
Adorable idea! Great craft to work on with your kids!
What a simple little craft! I think my son and I will be making our own garland.
Tiffany Cruz says
Yay. You’ve redone your blog. Looks great. You always have such neat little crafts I can do with my child. Thanks for sharing.
Very cute!! I seem to skip over St. Patrick’s Day. I should try this with the kiddos.