While I was organizing my Washi tape, I realized I had a lot of green! As St Patrick’s Day is coming up, I thought it was the perfect time to use it. So I made some clovers using the Washi tape to create sort of a patchwork effect, but it’s completely no-sew and much quicker to make. I made mine into a wreath, but you can make the clovers in any size and in lots of different ways.
- Washi tape
- Card stock
- Petal template (can be free-handed, or a heart cookie cutter or from a heart paper punch…see below for measurements I used).
- Small hole punch
- Gold brads (either scrapbooking specific or the ones from the office supply store are fine too).
- Wreath form and Frame (if making a framed wreath, as I did)
First I made a template for the petals, which is basically a heart. My resulting clovers are about 4 inches across, so my hearts are about 2 inches across by 1 3/4 inches long. I also figured out how long to make the clover stem, and it turned out the best length was about the same as the heart. See below for a visual. But you can make them any size, just play with it with scrap paper until you are happy with it. Next, I took a piece of cardstock and covered it with Washi tape. I just did it sort of randomly so I’d get the patchwork effect I was looking for, but I wanted all of the tape to go vertically on the hearts, so that the lines would be pointing towards the middle of the clover in the end. Then, I turned the cardstock over and drew hearts on the back. I left some gaps in between the hearts to cut out the stems. I cut out the hearts with scissors. And I cut out the stems from the scraps in between. To assemble the clovers, I punched holes at the bottom point of the hearts, and at the top edge of the stems. I layered them onto the brads, with the stem last. I pinched the hearts down the middle a little bit to give the clovers a little bit of a 3D effect. Next is attaching them to the wreath form. Here, I used one that I wrapped in jute twine. To attach them to my wreath form, I thought about hot gluing them, which you could definitely do. But I might want to use the clovers in a different way next year (maybe a garland), and I could also reuse the wreath form for another holiday (it does take a long time to cover it with twine!). So I tied some of the same jute twine I used on the wreath and knotted it onto the brad. And I tied them to the wreath form, evenly spaced (lucky number 7 total…that wasn’t on purpose!). Then I tied the wreath to a frame I had already painted green (reused from Thanksgiving!). All done. Looking for more St Patrick’s Day Crafts? So Lucky To Love You Printable Horseshoe Bracelet “Lucky Double” Faux Pallet Art Linking: Serenity Now ::Carolyn’s Homework :: Tip Junkie :: Pounds4Pennies :: Mad in Crafts :: Fine Craft Guild::The Trendy Treehouse :: A Glimpse Inside::The Answer is Chocolate :: The Frugal Girls::Tidy Mom:: The Stitchin Mommy :: Tatertots and Jello