Who’s feeling lucky this St. Patrick’s Day? Bring the Luck of the Irish to your front door this green clad holiday with an easy and super thrifty (read: $10 or less) shamrock craft.
Purchasing just a handful of dollar section ribbon was truly my only investment for this DIY St. Patrick’s Day project. The remainder of this lucky craft was plucked straight from my recycling bin as I sketched an iconic St. Patrick’s Day lucky shamrock on a piece of cardboard.
Here’s how I brought some luck to my door this St. Patty’s Day in a thrifty way, saving those greens for some Irish good times!
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diy St. Patrick’s Day shamrock decor
Put a twist on the traditional front door wreath! “Lucky” for you, this DIY holiday decor is inexpensively easy and quick, saving you time and money for some good ole Irish partying.
Good Luck Clover Supplies
– Variety of rainbow colored ribbons (this is the type of ribbon I used)
– Flat piece of cardboard
– Hot glue gun
– Floral wire
how to make st. patrick’s day shamrock with ribbon
Lucky Step #1:
Sketch out a simple rainbow cascading into a four leaf clover design onto a flat piece of cardboard. Because this is your lucky day, here is a free four leaf clover template.Lucky Step #2:
So, my 4-year old took the liberty to add his own rainbow touches to the piece of cardboard. I swear, you turn your back for one minute and the markers come out! Moving on…
Wrap a piece of floral wire around the middle section of the cardboard. On the backside, twist the two ends together and form a loop. This will be what you will hang your Good Luck Clover decor with.
Lucky Step #3:
Begin hot gluing the ribbon to form your rainbow. Leave a small end of the ribbon dangling off the cardboard. You will glue this end to the backside of the cardboard.
Attach the ribbon in a cascading, figure eight manner.
Lucky Step #4:
Once the rainbow is complete, begin making your good luck clover, applying the green ribbon in the same manner.
Luck ‘o the Irish Friendly Tip: Don’t worry about completely covering the cardboard the first time ’round. Go back and fill in any empty spots, or areas where the cardboard is peeking through, with extra ribbon. I cut and glue strips to fill in such areas.