Wednesday, March 13, 2013

What I Made Wednesday {Heart-Shaped Shamrocks}

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Everyone's Irish when March 17th rolls around! To decorate, you might as well get the luck-o-the-Irish on your side. And, when I get to use my $20 heart-shaped paper punch for the job, all the better! Making such an investment forces you to be creative on the "bang-for-your-buck" front. How many projects can I come up with using a heart-shaped paper punch, anyways?

What You'll Need
Heart-shaped paper punch
Scrapbook paper in festive green styles
Scissors (not pictured)
Mini round hole punch (not pictured)

What You'll Do
This is much easier than finding a 4-leaf clover in a field! Punch out 3 hearts using your paper punch.

Once punched, BE SURE to fold the heart in half, then open it back up, again. This crease down the center will add some dimension to your clover and not make it look so flat.

Cut a stem for your clover. It doesn't have to be perfect, just long enough to look right. Hole punch a tiny hole at the bottom of the hearts and the top of the stem.

What You'll Need to Know to Finish
Align the tiny holes atop one another and place the stem on the bottom or all the way in the back so it won't show in the front. Taking a tiny brad, put the tip through all 4 pieces and secure the brad in place by bending the tabs opposite ways.

No malarkey about it: have a lucky and safe St. Patrick's Day this weekend! Any plans? 

1 comment:

Betty Sneeringer said...

Nice idea. Yours correctly have three leaves. So many people use a four leaf clover for a shamrock.


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