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Shamrock Paper Wreath {St. Patrick’s Day Craft}

Shamrock Paper Wreath from the gingerbread house blog

Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17th March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland. As we have Irish heritage we love to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and this year have a few new craft ideas to share with you. Today we are going to share a fun St. Patrick’s Day craft for kids – a shamrock paper wreath craft.

Shamrock paper wreath supplies:

A4 cardstock paper

A4 coloured craft or tissue paper

Scissors

Craft glue

shamrock wreath template

Shamrock Paper Wreath supplies

How to make a Shamrock paper wreath:

Select any coloured cardstock paper for the base of the wreath. Print and cut out the shamrock wreath pattern from the free shamrock wreath template. Trace the template on the selected cardstock paper and cut it out.

Shamrock paper wreath

Grab some green coloured craft papers (or tissue paper) and cut them into small squares (approximately 1 x 1 inch).

Shamrock paper wreath tutorial

Take any one of the square green papers and crumple them into a small ball shape. One by one crumple all the square green paper cutouts.

Shamrock paper wreath tutorial

You can mix different shades of green craft papers to add some interest to the finished wreath.

Shamrock paper wreath tutorial

Take the shamrock wreath base and start to add the crumpled paper balls on it. Use craft glue to attach the crumpled paper balls on the base.

Shamrock paper wreath tutorial

Top tip – it’s easier to glue the crumpled paper balls adjacent to each other. Glue from a side and continue to fill the base until there are no cheeky white bits.

Shamrock paper wreath tutorial

Mix different shades of green crumpled paper balls while gluing and filling the wreath.

Shamrock paper wreath tutorial

 

Continue to glue the crumpled paper balls until the entire wreath is filled. Once the wreath base is filled, attach a hanging loop at the back to hang it up.

 

2 Comments

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    Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too
    February 7, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    This is such a simple but effective St Patrick’s Day craft, would be great to make a few to hang from the window

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    michelle twin mum
    February 7, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    So simple and yet it looks really effective, its fab. I can’t believe it will be St Patricks day in no time! Mich x

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