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Some part of me is Irish (I usually say I’m a mix of everything that sunburns!) but I think my love of St. Patrick’s day is about my love for the color green. I’ve never been a pink person, even when I was a little girl! So now that Valentine’s day is behind us bring one the shamrocks!!
I’m sure you all saw the fancy paper hearts all over blog land.
That’s more or less that these are, except they’re connected at the bottom.
I used a hot glue gun and some 1/2 inch strips of paper.
You need 6 strips:
[2] 8.5 in
[2] 6.5 in
[1] 7.5 in
[1] 5.5 in
[1] ~3 in strip for the the ‘stem’ (I used a contrasting color here)
This is much less confusing than it seems! You’re making two identical double hearts plus one that’s 1/2 inch shorter
Fold a crease in the center and place a teeny-tiny dot of glue right on the crease.
Pinch it closed and let the glue harden. Do this with all 6 strips
On the shorter strip, open the fold and glue ends together so you get a heart like this:
Do that with the 3 short strips. Now you need to make the outside hearts
Basically the same, only instead of gluing the ends together you glue them to the small heart.
This is the order you want, with the shorter one in the middle. On the long hearts you need to bend 1/2  from the end and 1 inch from the bend. This will make the stand so the clover stands up once it’s all glued together.
Now glue them together. Make sure the one in the middles stops before the ‘stump’ flares out.
When you’re gluing them together sneak the last piece of paper in so it stays put when you wrap the stem.
Wrap the stem at least one full time, I just keep going until I’m out of paper then secure with glue.
You might need to squish and wiggle things around a bit to get it right.

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  1. Very crafty shamrocks! Love it!!

  2. Love these shamrocks.

  3. So cute… I have no St. Patrick’s Day Decor… this is easy and I can make a bunch if I want. Thanks for linking up to Pomp Party this week:)

  4. I love St. Patrick’s Day, and cannot wait to make these! I am hosting my first link party today, and would love for you to add this along with anything else you like!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

  5. I love this design. It is so pretty. If you don’t mind, I might just make an edible craft using this idea.

    Beth @ Hungry Happenings

  6. This is such a fun idea for St. Patrick’s Day! Would you be willing to link this up to my Springtime Holiday Link Party going on now?
    I’d love to have you.

  7. I did see the pretty paper hearts on Pinterest for Valentines but I never made any. Thanks for giving me a second chance for using the shape for a different holiday. Those are super cute. I saw your post ovver at “2805”.

  8. These shamrocks ROCK!! And your tutorial is so clear and easy to follow. I’m featuring you on my Facebook Artist Talent Album this morning.
    Thanks SO much for sharing at the Kiss Me I’m Irish linky party over at I Gotta Create!

  9. Thanks for linking up @CountryMommaCooks…Have a wonderful Sunday:)

  10. CUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTE!!! I love the way those turned out! And so easy too! I’d love to have you share this with our readers for our Fun Stuff Fridays link up!

  11. These are super cute! Coming by from the 1929 Charmer blog hop!


  12. What a clever idea! This would be great for a Sunday School or preschool class…
    Stopped by from 1929 Charmer

    Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker

  13. NIFTY!!! I made paper hearts. These are cute~ Stopped in from 1929 Charmer

  14. So cute and so easy! Great idea! Thanks for sharing it!

  15. How clever – your Shamrocks rock, so cute and what a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best.

  16. These are adorable. Besides my weekly fri-monday linky, I am hosting a St. Patties “Go Green Linky” and group giveaway. You can find the photo link to it on my right side bar, and you can link up this post for an entry into the giveaway, if you like. I will have to try these shamrock hearts.

  17. These are clever! I was just thinking last night when I saw some heart garland (post Valentines) too bad… may try this but make it hanging garland for the window.

  18. I LOVE St. Patrick’s Day! What a cute and easy way to decorate for the holiday. I’d love for you to share this at my link party tomorrow!

  19. Thanks for sharing your terrific project at Potpourri Friday! I am following you via Linky and GFC. Hope you will too!

  20. Very fun. Puts you in the mood for St. Patty’s.

  21. I’m having one of those “Why didn’t I think of that?” moments! This is so smart!! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  22. Alecia, LOVE your shamrocks! how clever. This is my fist visit, over from Wowzers party at oopsey daisy. Hope you will have time to drop by. Blessings, Debbie

  23. These are great! Just pinned them and would love for you to share with my readers if you get the chance:

  24. You are featured tonight!
    Thanks so much for linking up <3

  25. This is so cool looking, I love it! New Follower!
    ~Jen @

  26. Thank you so much for linking up to my first link party last Friday! Party #2 is live, and I would love for you to come link up something new!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

  27. Adorable!! If you haven’t already, I would LOVE for you to share here:

  28. Love this! We have our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party going on now and would love for you to share this!

  29. These are really really fun – thanks!

  30. These are great, Alicia! Thanks for sharing!

  31. Hey Alicia!!

    I just featured this project on my blog!! You can see the feature HERE!!

    Thanks so much for sharing and for linking up to my party!!

    Lisa’s Craft Blog

  32. I love this project. I hope you will stop by and link up to my St. Patty’s Day Project Parade.

  33. These are lovely! If you are looking for another place to link up, I’d love if you’ld join my St. Patricks Day Blessings Party: