St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that is a great excuse to spend an afternoon (or a whole weekend) crafting. Here is a shamrock craft idea that is great for kids and adults alike. All you need are varying shades of green felt and some matching embroidery floss and you have a wonderful craft activity!
I love the idea of making two-toned shamrocks for the occasion. For our felt shamrock craft, we picked out Benzie Design’s felt in Fern, Moss, and Meadow. Use our PDF or SVG template below to cut out the three sizes of shamrock. You can then use these shapes as a guide for cutting your felt. I always recommend hand-cutting your felt rather than using a cutting machine, only because the material can be a bit flimsy for the machine to cut accurately. Stack different sizes on top of each other, or sew together two different colors of the same sized shamrock for a pretty two-toned look!
For the two-toned shamrocks, use a blanket stitch to attach each side together. We decided to keep our shamrocks flat, but you could always stuff them with some poly-fill like we did with our felt Valentine’s Day hearts. You can make a garland with these felt shamrocks, or turn the shamrock craft into an ornament by adding a loop of embroidery floss on top. For a shimmery flair, add some gold glitter iron-on to your shamrocks! If you like the look of stacking your shamrocks according to size, all you will need is a simple running stitch. Sew three stitches in the middle and you have a simple but adorable shamrock design! You can even add a cute green button in the center if you are feeling extra crafty.
To see our other shamrock craft projects and party decor, like our shamrock garland or shamrock cupcake toppers, head over to our St. Patrick’s Day section. Now I’m off to go find my pot of gold! ~ Lia