Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day so I decided to make a St. Patrick’s Day decoration. This paper shamrock was very easy to make and is hanging proudly in my granny’s sitting room below her picture of The Sacred Heart. These are easy to make, a crafty idea for something fun to do if you are babysitting or a teacher.
You will need:
Green Scrapbook Paper or Card (can be one colour or two shades of green)
Ribbon, yarn or string (optional)
Cut your paper into 1.5 inch wide strips. You will need 4 strips of each shade of green to make the shamrock leaves. Cut the strips so they are 8 inch length. This will allow it to nest inside the larger part of the leaf. For the stem, you will need 1 strip of your color choice. Cut 4 strips that are 1.5 inch wide and 12 inch length for the larger hearts.
Fold your strips in half, curl each strip and glue the ends together to form a heart.
To assemble the leaf, place a line of glue in the fold of the larger heart. Place a small heart into the fold. On the smaller heart, put a line of glue where the ends come together. Place the ends of the larger heart into the smaller heart to connect them. Repeat for all the leaves.
To assemble the shamrock, glue the hearts together where the points come together. Make sure the stem is in the middle of the shamrock. Here is the layout for putting it together.
String yarn through the shamrock if you wish to hang it up.
This simple Paper Heart Garland is a fun addition to your Valentine’s Day Decor. This decoration would look lovely in a bedroom or even at a bridal party or baby shower. It doesn’t take long to make this garland depending on how many hearts you add. You can use different size strips if you want hearts of different sizes on your Valentine’s Day Garland.
You will need:
12 x 12 Scrapbook Paper
Cut two strips of scrapbook paper for each heart. My paper strips measured 30cm x 2.5cm each.
Fold the strip of paper in half. Measure from the top of the folded strip down 9cm and punch a hold through both sides. Curve in the tops so that it forms a heart shape and staple the two ends together to form a heart.
String one heart with twine and leave enough room on the end heart so you can hang your garland. Then tie a knot on one side of the heart. Tie another knot on the other side of the heart. String another heart onto the twine and then secure it in place with a knot on each side of the second heart. Continue along with each heart until you have all of the hearts on the garland.
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