DIY: Shamrock Button Art with Rainbow Chevron Background

Here’s an easy St. Patrick’s Day craft project. It’s a simple framed decoration. When brainstorming ideas for this art project, I thought of the color green, shamrocks, four leaf clovers, leprechans, pots of gold and rainbows. So I came up with this inexpensive Shamrock Button Art with a Rainbow Chevron Background. It has the green, a shamrock and rainbow colors.

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Do you ever visualize an art project and hope to have it look exactly how you pictured? This is how I felt about this Shamrock button art. I imagined the background to be a chevron pattern with rainbow colors. But I wanted the colors to be muted or in light shades. Unfortunately, I didn’t see any cardstock paper resembling this in stores.

So what did I do? I created one of my own and I am sharing it with you. Download the printable rainbow chevron background with shamrock clover template HERE.

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To make this easy St Patrick’s Day button art, all you need are a frame, green buttons, cardstock paper and glue. You could use any pattern scrapbook paper as your background. But if you want, you may use our rainbow chevron background with shamrock template.

The frame I am using holds an 8×8 picture. I cut the chevron paper to size.

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The buttons I bought at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft store using a 40% coupon so it only cost $3.59. Using the clover as my guide, I attached the buttons using a hot glue gun. I first laid out a few of the buttons to get an idea how it would look and then glued. If you look closely, there are buttons on a second layer to fill empty gaps.

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I love the simplicity of our Shamrock Button Art.

Are you making any St. Patrick’s Day crafts?

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Find other St Patrick’s Day ideas HERE.

(I’m linking up to Sunday Showcase Party, Weekend Wrap Up Party and The Frugal Girls!)

DIY: Hanging Paper Four Leaf Clovers

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My kiddos were on Spring Break and I decided some quality craft time was needed. We made some cute 4 Leaf Clovers for St. Patrick’s Day.

This project is inspired by our Say It With Love – Paper Heart Garland.

TIP: You could make this more simple by making the clovers with just green paper. I personally love it combined with the white paper and rainbow-colored words. The four leaf clovers look great with or without it.

The materials to make a Hanging Paper Four Leaf Clover are green cardstock paper, white paper with rainbow colored words (see below for link to printable), straight edge cutter or scissors, ruler, glue stick, stapler and ribbon.

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Want to know how to make these cute Paper Four Leaf Clovers? Continue reading…

Cut paper into strips. You’ll need 4 strips of white paper, 4 strips of green paper and a smaller green strip to make one Four Leaf Clover.

Measurements:
The white paper with rainbow colored words – 9 inches tall and 3/4 inch wide.
The green paper – 8 inches tall and 1 inch wide.
The green (which is the inner part) is going to be wider but shorter than the white.

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Also cut a green strip 4 inches tall and 1 inch wide to use as the clover’s stem.

Fold each strip in half (except the 4 inches tall green strip for clover stem).

Center the white strip onto the green strip and line up ends. I glued the white to the green only on the ends.

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Take the ends and hold together to form a heart. Staple. That’s the first clover leaf.

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I also glued the point of each heart – green paper to white paper at bottom point.

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I then repeated the steps to make a clover leaf heart 3 more times. There will be 4 hearts total.

I glued three of the hearts together. I then glued one side of the forth heart.

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I placed glue on both sides of the bottom part of  the 4 inch green stem. I then place it in between and secured.

I did a little bendy curve at the end of the clover’s stem.

The last thing I did was attach yellow ribbon to the four leaf clover to hang on each light of our kitchen chandelier.

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How’s that for a fun St. Patrick’s Day craft activity and decoration?

Download a copy of the St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Words Printable HERE.

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Find some St. Patrick’s Day food ideas HERE.

(I’m linking up to I’m Lovin’ It, Weekend Wrap Up Party, Sunday Showcase Party, Made By You Monday, Tip Me Tuesday and The Frugal Girls!)

St Patrick’s Day Treat – A Rainbow of Fruit and Other Sweet Ideas

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St. Patrick’s Day is normally not a big deal in our house. I do manage to wear some green and make sure the kids wear green every March 17. But I’ve never decorated for the occasion. I’ve never cooked or baked anything special. Also, the leprechaun has never visited our home.

This year I wanted to come up with a simple treat related to this green holiday. I also wanted something sweet but healthy. Everyone in my family loves fruit. Just about any fruit. So, why now a rainbow of fruit.

I plan to serve this with breakfast on St. Patrick’s Day. The rainbow of fruit will consist of strawberries, oranges, pineapples, green grapes, blueberries, and red grapes. My kiddos call them purple grapes. I know I can’t go wrong with making this sweet treat.

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If you’re interested in other really sweet goodies, then check out the list below.

Rainbow Cupcakes and Rainbow Ice Cream- Serve a rainbow of cupcakes along with what else… rainbow ice cream. This is such a colorful and cute idea from Hoosier Homemade!

Pot of Gold Cupcakes – I love how Confessions of a Cookbook Queen made this pot of gold cupcake topper.

Double Vanilla Delights – Rainbow Cookies-  Vanilla cookies = yummy! Rainbow colored filling = FUN! Great job by Munchkin Munchies.

Beer Mug Cupcakes – Very cute cupcakes made by i am baker to celebrate St. Patty’s Day even for non-beer drinkers.

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How about you? How will you be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day?

*Make Hanging Paper 4 Leaf Clovers. Click HERE for a tutorial.*

(This is linked to Tasty Tuesday, Works for Me Wednesday, and The Frugal Girls )