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.
- Foam shamrock cutouts
- Shamrock ribbon
- Foam shamrock stickers
- Giant wood shamrocks
- Paper shamrock cutouts
- Shamrock doilies
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
2. Shamrock Balloons via Oh Happy Day
Four green heart balloons tied together make the perfect four leaf clover balloon decor for your party!
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.
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.
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!
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):
Bell pepper stamped four leaf clovers via Crafty Morning
Paper shamrock man via The Resourceful Mama
Fingerprint shamrocks via Crafty Corner DIY
Felt shamrock puppets via Typically Simple
These four kids shamrock crafts are geared towards elementary kids:
Paper shamrocks via Mommy Standard Time
Pipe cleaner shamrock rings via One Little Project
Beaded shamrocks via One Little Project
Yarn wrapped shamrocks via Red Ted Art