An Easy St. Patrick’s Day DIY
St. Patrick’s Day is coming up this week and we are sharing our favorite last minute project that you can use to get you in the holiday spirit. This simple paper shamrock wreath is great for adding some green to your desk or classroom, or keep it in your kitchen for some seasonal home decor.
- Cricut Explore Air 2 (recommended)
- Craft Scissors
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Wood Embroidery Hoop – 7″ or 10″
- Text Weight Paper – Lime Satin; Botanic & Fairway are discontinued – use Lia Griffith Frosted Craft Paper – Conifer Pack)
Crafting your Wreath
Making a paper shamrock wreath is extremely easy, especially if you have a cutting machine. Download the SVG file to use with your machine, or print the PDF version if you are cutting by hand. To make the process a bit easier you can also print the template directly onto your green paper and cut from there. The template includes two sizes of shamrocks, so cut a good mix of both. The amount of shamrocks you need to cut depends on how large your embroidery hoop is. You can find a variety of sizes at your local craft store.
When you have your shamrocks and your hoop ready, you can begin gluing the paper clovers directly to the wood. Cover the entire hoop with the shamrocks all moving the in the same general direction, loosely alternating in size. That’s it! Once you are finished, you can hang it up with a pretty green ribbon.
More Craft Inspiration
Another way to craft up some shamrocks this spring is with our tutorial for crepe paper clovers. If you want to spread some cheer this St. Patrick’s Day, the easiest way to do it is with clover treat boxes. Browse all of our St. Patrick’s Day projects for inspiration, or head to our membership page to start downloading. We love getting you in on the creative process, so always feel free to add your project requests and suggestions to the comments below. Enjoy! ~ Lia & Team
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There is a lot wrong with this svg pattern.. first the “score” lines are not attached to the shamrock and show up on another cut page. After fiddling with ungrouping the leaves, attaching them, & getting the correct number of leaves like the original pattern, I printed an entire 12 x 12″ page of leaves only to realize the “score” lines are cut lines!!! ; (
What a waste of time and money….
I’ve noticed this problem of score lines not being attached on other patterns on this website. I love your designs but don’t like things to not work out.
Hi Anna– SVG files cannot be set up to score automatically, so that must be done directly in Design Space before you select “Make It”. You will need to change the score lines to “SCORE”, then “ATTACH” them so they don’t end up on separate mats. For more information on using our SVG files, check out this post: https://liagriffith.com/how-to-use-svg-files-for-cricut/
Lia, the paper shamrock SVG file doesn’t seem to be working. Would it be possible to fix it?
Oh no! What problem are you having?