This paper clover is super simple to make and so versatile, too! We’ve included both PDF and SVG cut files for this project so you can resize the templates if you wish to make your clover larger or leave it cute and small. Feel free to mix up the number of leaves in your clovers as well.
To start crafting, check out our supplies list below. Then download the template and tutorial.
There are so many fun ways to use this paper clover project. You can pot them like we did for some cute St. Patrick’s Day decor. Or hide them around the house for a fun game for your little leprechauns.
In addition to the little clovers, we made a larger paper clover and placed it in a cloche with some fake moss and a little paper ladybug. We’d love to see what you do with this DIY craft, so be sure to share your creativity with us on our crafters community page! Or you can use the hashtag #MadeWithLia on Instagram.
Skill level: Beginner
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- Craft Scissors
- Cutting Machine (optional)
- Curling Tool
- Green Paper
- White Posca Pen
- 24-Gauge Floral Wire -Green
- Tacky Glue or Art Glitter Glue
- Green Floral Tape
- Small Bud Vase (ours were from the local flower market)
How to Make a Paper Clover
- Gather the tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
- Cut out leaves from the paper. Cut double the amount of how many leaves you want (e.g. if you are making a 3-leaf clover, cut 6 leaves total).
- Draw on details with a white gel pen for the tops of the leaves.
- Cut pieces of wire about 4” long. Fold the non-drawn on leaves in half and glue the wires down the middle (the crease will help center the wires).
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
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Where did you get the adorable lady bug?
Funny story– my sister Arline had a whole bag of those little guys, and would secretly leave them around our office in all sorts of nooks and crannies for us to find 🙂 I’m not sure where she bought them, but I did find similar (or exact!) on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dazonge-Self-Adhesive-Ladybugs-Children-Decoration/dp/B0774V8LND
I LOVE that story! Now I have a new tradition to start at my office and with my community garden friends 😀
Can you share where you purchased the glass cloche shown in the images?
I actually picked it up at the flower market, but found it online here! https://www.wayfair.com/decor-pillows/pdp/diamond-star-glass-glass-cloche-dmsg1831.html
Could this project be cut out of ribbon or material on a machine ? Would there be any way to keep it from fraying ? Probably a whole nother post but it made me think of button hole flowers for St. Patrick’s Day . Great game idea and project .
Hi! I’m not sure about ribbon, but fabric might work… Not sure about the fray. Felt would be a good option!