Shamrock Garland DIY

Contributed by Darleen of Darleen Meier Jewelry

In my opinion, every holiday needs a garland, even the ones overlooked.  A simple garland can add a little holiday festivity to your home.  We don’t decorate much for St. Patrick’s Day, but my children are at an age where they are looking for a bit o’ leprechaun luck come March 17th

Easy green decorations that I can throw up the week of St. Patty’s Day helps us celebrate the luck o’ the Irish.  So, I was excited to design this no-sew shamrock garland that will last for years to come.  It’s very easy to make, and you only need three supply items that you probably have stashed in your craft box.

Here’s how to make it…

Supplies: Scissors, baker’s twine, two felt sheets cut into 4 rectangles

1. Take a corner of one felt rectangles and fold it into a triangle. Then fold it once more into a smaller triangle.  Cut off any extra felt fabric, so you have a perfect triangle shape.

2. About 1/2 inch up from the corner of the folded felt triangle, cut two humps like the top of a heart.  Make sure not to cut the folded sides of the triangle.  Once it’s cut out, your folded triangle will now be a folded heart.

3. On the folded side of the heart, cut a tiny slit (big enough to thread your twine through) about 1-2 centimeters from the bottom point.  The smaller the slit the better because it will help pucker up the clover so it is not flat but more 3-D.

5. Unfold the heart and now its in the shape of a four-leaf clover with two small holes.  Then take the extra felt fabric from scraps and cut out a long rectangle for the stem and at the top of the stem, cut a hole.

6. Next cut your twine longer than your preferred garland length.  Thread the twine through the holes on the four-leaf clover and stem.  Turn it over and tie a double knot.  The clover should pucker out a little from the felt being pulled. Cut the stem down if needed.

7. Continue to fold, cut and tie until your twine becomes a shamrock garland.

Hang and enjoy!


Very cute and festive! I love how you gave the leaves some dimension. Thank you for the tutorial. 🙂

Gentle corrections:

Shamrocks have three leaves, not four, and are significant for Irish people on St Patrick’s Day because Patrick used them to explain the Holy Trinity to his congregations.


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