Easy-to-make St. Patrick's Day decorations | How About Orange

March 05, 2013

Easy-to-make St. Patrick's Day decorations

DIY St. Patrick's Day decorations
If you've got paper and tape, you can make some easy St. Patrick's Day decorations. Remember the wall of 3D paper hearts? You can use the same template to whip up some quick shamrocks.

Paper shamrock template and tutorial
To make these:
1. Download this heart template and print it on green paper. Or orange paper, if you want extra points. Nothing wrong with an orange shamrock, is there?

2. Follow the instructions in the original post for forming the hearts.

3. Cut some stem pieces and fold a crease most of the way up the center. These can be long rectangles, slightly curved if you like.


Each shamrock requires three hearts and a stem.


4. Tape three hearts together so their points meet in the center. Tape a stem on top.


5. Apply wall putty or a rolled piece of tape to the center of the shamrock, and stick it to your wall. A surface covered with these would be awesome, and then you could call it an "installation" and get extra respect.

Easy St. Patrick's Day decorations

23 comments:

Grandma G said...

Aren't you the tricky one?! Two holidays out of one template! Way to go!! :)

But orange shamrocks would be soooo wrong!!

Hey, did you notice your weird related posts from yesterday became today's, and yesterday got new ones?

Mum

sylvï said...

i'd use golden paper, that's what the colour on the irish flag is supposed to be. a nice, matte one would look cool with the green.

Jessica Jones said...

Mum, yes! Apparently it takes the plug-in awhile to figure out which posts are ACTUALLY related, and in the meantime, it puts weird things up there.

Ironically, one of the weird related posts reminded me of the Bloggie awards, and it looks like How About Orange is nominated again.

Thank you, kind readers and nominators!

Jessica Jones said...

Sylvi, I love your idea! Gold paper would be gorgeous.

Grandma G said...

Well, congrats again! :)

Mum

sylvï said...

i suppose i should add "or so they say in the rebellious county cork" before this thread becomes filled with flag purists' upset comments. officially it is indeed orange.

Marcia Furman said...

So cute!

Lucy said...

So cute! ^_^ I love the color but I only have white paper and some dark boring colors.

Jessica Jones said...

Actually I think white would be elegant. I almost did white.

Jessica Jones said...

It's the best for showing lights and shadows. Tons of paper sculpture artists only work in white.

Alex @ northstory said...

Very sweet! I think I'll try this with my daughter.

Melanie said...

I love these shamrocks, I tired to make the valentine hearts and they were hard to make. Best of "luck" to those that can make this decoration!

Linda, Fröken S said...

These are just lovely, thank you for sharing!

Anne-Marie said...

So super cute! Thanks for the quick and easy tutorial.

Laura said...

Awesome. I didn't get to try the hearts for Valentine's Day. So now I will definitely try it for St. Patrick's Day!

Dianne said...

Thank you Jessica! This will be a great "snowy day" activity to do with my daughter here in Colorado and the shamrocks will look so cute on our front door.

Kartaline said...

I adore, thank you for this DIY! I shall like sharing your post on my blog (I make paper jewels), is it possible?

Maud of *Kartaline*

Jessica Jones said...

Hi Kartaline!
I'll paste my permissions statement from the sidebar here:
You're welcome to link to How About Orange or use a single image with a brief description to link back to any post. Republishing posts in their entirety is prohibited without permission.

Kartaline said...

Oh sorry,I had not seen! It is OK for me, I inform you as soon as I posted on my blog. Thank you and congratulation for this wonderful blog! (Sorry for my English!)

Jessica Jones said...

Thank you! And thanks for sharing this project. Very kind of you!

Kartaline said...

My post is online, thank you and have a good week-end!
http://kartaline.blogspot.fr/

richard thomm said...

I adore, thank you for this DIY!And thanks for sharing this project!

D Cunningham said...

love it!!! And thank you for making a real Shamrock & not a 4-leaf clover! xx

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