DIY Shamrock Banner {St Patricks Day Crafts}

Making a St Patricks Day Craft that is useful, pretty and decorative is easy as 1-2-3 with this DIY Shamrock Banner!  Most people have all of the materials on-hand, it’s super inexpensive, and I guarantee it’ll bring a smile to your face.  The best part is that it doesn’t take long to make and it’s absolutely kid friendly.  Get into the spirit of St Paddy’s Day with this fun banner, which is a variation of a paper heart tutorial that I shared over on Skip to my Lou!

Shamrock Banner

Materials Needed

Shamrock Banner materials

  • Glue Stick
  • Stapler
  • Ribbon
  • Card Stock {printed or solid} for the pendant pieces
  • (2) pieces of 12″ X 12″ solid colored card stock for hearts
  • paper cutter

Instructions for Making Hearts

shamrock banner instructions

  • Cut (2) 12X12″ pieces of scrapbooking paper into 1″ strips. Note: each piece of paper will make two hearts. We used 3 pieces of paper to make 6 hearts.
  • Cut six of each size: 12″, 10″, and 8″ strips. Set aside the six 4″ strips that came from the 8″ cutting. This sounds confusing, but basically, for each piece of paper you’ll have 3 sets of strips. A 12″ set, a 10″ set, a 8″ set and then the 4″ left over strips.
  • Use the glue stick to glue two of the 4″ strips together. This will be the tab that the heart will hang from at the top.
  • Take two piles of the 12″, 10″, 8″ strips and put them face to face; the order is important. Start with the tab in the middle and pancake them in this order going outwards from the tab: 12″, 10″, 8″. Staple the strips at the bottom.
  • Fold the top of the strips over and pinch to form a heart and staple at the bottom.
  • Now that your 3 hearts are made, staple them together to form your shamrock.  Snip off the tabs of the side hearts.

shamrock banner instructions

  • Trace and cut your pendant pieces.  I used an old pendant piece as a template. If you don’t have one at home, you can find one in any shape on line to download for free to use.

Assemble the Banner

I punched holes in the top corners of my pendant pieces. I then threaded them through the ribbon to assemble the banner. It was really simple and turned out so well!

DIY Shamrock Pendant

And that’s how I made an easy peasy DIY Shamrock Banner that’s perfect to make with the kids and will be perfect accent for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Happy Crafting!

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    You know what… I have all the stuff to make this! Of course we’ll be gone over St. Patricks Day… maybe we’ll make an Easter version of it! Of just spring in general then we can leave it up a lot longer.

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