Shamrock Crafts: The Ultimate Guide

Shamrock craft ideas for kids and adults

Shamrock Crafts

Welcome to the ultimate guide for shamrock crafts! We’ve rounded up all the best ideas in one place whether you’re looking for St. Patrick’s Day crafts for adults, shamrock crafts for kids, or St. Patrick’s Day decor ideas.

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Shamrock Craft Supplies

Here are some of my favorite craft supplies for shamrock crafts and shamrock art projects! You can find lots of inexpensive shamrock foam and paper cutouts at the dollar store or craft store.  

  1. Foam shamrock cutouts
  2. Shamrock ribbon
  3. Foam shamrock stickers
  4. Giant wood shamrocks
  5. Paper shamrock cutouts
  6. Shamrock doilies

Shamrock art and craft supplies


Shamrock Crafts for St. Patrick’s Day Decor

I love doing a little something to decorate our home for each holiday, St. Patrick’s Day included! However St. Patrick’s Day decor can trend more cheesy than chic. But have no fear, I have found some awesome DIY decor ideas involving modern takes on the shamrock. Check them out!

1. Potted Paper Shamrocks

Did you know you can make a shamrock easily out of origami paper. Well, technically it is a four leaf clover. Shamrocks only have 3 leaves. But for the sake of St. Patrick’s Day crafting I think we can call these shamrocks. I made several origami shamrocks and then added floral wire for a potted shamrock bouquet! A painted DIY wood vase makes these look fresh and modern. Get the tutorial here.

Simple paper shamrocks craft idea

2. Geometric Shamrock Garland

Three overlapping octagons make a simple shamrock too! You can cut them from card stock, glue together, and hang from a length of twine for a modern geometric shamrock garland. Use different shades of green to add interest. Get the tutorial here.

Try a modern take on the shamrock with this geometric St. Patricks Day garland!

3. Paper Pinwheel Shamrock Wreath

Paper pinwheels make a great St. Patrick’s Day wreath. Find shamrock printed pinwheels at the craft store along with shamrock cutouts. Glue to a foam wreath for an eyecatching piece of decor for your fireplace mantel or front door. Get the tutorial here.

St. Patrick's Day paper pinwheel wreath with shamrocks

4. Shamrock Medallions via Handmade Mood

Use your paper cutting machine like a Cricut to cut shamrocks. Accordion fold gold striped paper to form a medallion and secure with glue. Hang your pretty medallions with twine from a vase of branches.

Beautiful DIY shamrock medallions for pretty St. Patrick's Day decor.

5. Shamrock Wreath via Oh Happy Day

A cutting machine also comes in handy for this paper shamrock wreath. Cut a bunch of four leaf clovers from paper and glue to a wreath form. End with a “kiss me” banner!

Love this DIY paper shamrock wreath for St. Patrick's Day!

6. Pom-Pom Shamrock Garland

Head to the Dollar Tree to find some glittery shamrock cutouts to turn into a garland. Space them between green yarn pom-poms for an easy and festive shamrock decor craft.

Pom-poms and shamrocks make the perfect stylish St. Patrick's day garland!

7. Giant Wood Shamrock

Head to the craft store for a giant shamrock made from wood or chipboard. Paint it bright green and then decorate with foam shamrock stickers and jewels! 

Giant painted wood shamrock craft

Shamrock Crafts for St. Patrick’s Day Party

Having friends over for a party? Here are some easy shamrock party craft ideas including favors, balloons and decor!

1. Shamrock Party Favors via Oriental Trading

Paint paper mache shamrock boxes and personalize with gold letter stickers for simple party favors. Fill them with gold chocolate coins!

Personalize shamrock paper mache boxes and fill them with gold coins for sweet St Patricks Day party favors!

2. Shamrock Balloons via Oh Happy Day

Four green heart balloons tied together make the perfect four leaf clover balloon decor for your party!

Tie 4 green heart balloons together to make shamrocks for your St. Patrick's Day party - genius!

3. Giant Crepe Paper Shamrock via Live Laugh Love blog

Make a big statement with this giant four leaf clove made from crepe paper. This is a simple backdrop idea for your party table.

Awesome giant shamrock decor craft using crepe paper!

4. DIY Shamrock Balloons via Oriental Trading

Clear balloons can be turned into St. Patrick’s Day balloons with the addition of shamrock stickers! Use rainbow treat bags filled with gold coins as balloon weights for a simple party centerpiece.

These DIY shamrock balloons are decorated with stickers! Easy enough for kids to make for a St. Patrick's day party!

5. DIY Shamrock Honeycombs via Studio DIY

This clever craft by Kelly of Studio DIY starts with a simple round honeycomb ball. She cuts it into a shamrock shape with a template. So smart!

Honeycombs turned DIY shamrocks are the perfect St. Patrick's Day party decorations!

Shamrock Craft Ideas for Kids

Kids can get in on the shamrock craft fun too! These ideas include stamping shamrocks and four leaf clovers, making them out of paper, felt and pipe cleaners! These four activities are shamrock crafts for toddlers (precut the paper pieces in advance):

Shamrock craft ideas for toddlers

These four kids shamrock crafts are geared towards elementary kids:

Shamrock craft ideas for kids


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