I wanted to make some shamrocks to put on my St.Patrick's Day Mantel. I gathered up some green paper and ink and went to it. Here is how I made them:
1. Cut out three hearts per shamrock. You could do a fourth petal, but I thought they looked better with three. Three is a decorating rule you know.
2. Find a stamp you love and pick a green ink you love. I chose a flourish stamp. Stamp all three hearts. Fold in half. Ink crease and ink edges of heart.
3. Cut out a piece of green paper into a stem shape. Ink edges. Cut out or punch a circle. Place glue on the circle, place top of stem in the middle of the circle. Join the tips of the hearts together.
Here is a close up of what I mean "tips of the hearts" together. Wipe off glue that seeped through. Cut off circle bits that show.
4. Punch a hole in the middle of where the hearts join. I don't have the "proper" tool to do that so I use a push pin with an eraser behind. Insert desired brad.
And there you have it! I was going to make a banner BUT changed my mind. I am just placing the shamrocks I made here and there on my mantel.
Thanks for looking!
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