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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Lucky Shamrock

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Mar 14, 2016 4:15:07 PM

Lucky ShamrockWe all celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, even those who aren’t Irish at all. It’s a great excuse for a party and to indulge in corn beef and cabbage. If you’re cooking for family on March 17, make place card party favors for everyone to take home. 

This project is a great kid craft. Gather the supplies you need and let your kids have fun creating shamrocks for everyone.

Look for 4x6 or 5x7 frames at Goodwill. You don’t need frames with glass. You will also need:

  • Green construction paper
  • Green buttons
  • Green chenille stems
  • Craft glue
  • Wire cutter 

Cut the construction paper to fit the frame. Trace the outline of a shamrock on the upper two thirds section of the paper. 

To make it easier for children, bend and cut the chenille stem in the shape of a shamrock and glue in place. (If you don’t have chenille stems, trace the outline with a green Sharpie.)

I printed names off the computer, but you can give your kids markers or crayons and let them do the writing.

Cut the shanks off the back of buttons with a wire cutter. This way they will lay flat. Randomly glue the buttons on the shamrock within the chenille stem outline. Layer them on top of each other until the background paper is completely covered.

They’re great little paper favors. Doesn’t grandma just love getting special gifts made by the grandkids?

Topics: St. Patrick's Day project, St. Patricks Day, Merri Cvetan, Goodwill home decor expert Merri Cvetan

  • Lucky Shamrock

    If you’re cooking for family on March 17, make place card party favors for everyone to take home. This project is a great kid craft. Gather the supplies you need and let your kids have fun creating shamrocks for everyone.

  • Lucky Shamrock

    Look for 4x6 or 5x7 frames at Goodwill. You don’t need frames with glass. You will also need:

    • Green construction paper
    • Green buttons
    • Green chenille stems
    • Craft glue
    • Wire cutter
  • Lucky Shamrock

    Cut the construction paper to fit the frame. Trace the outline of a shamrock on the upper two thirds section of the paper.

  • Lucky Shamrock
    To make it easier for children, bend and cut the chenille stem in the shape of a shamrock and glue in place. (If you don’t have chenille stems, trace the outline with a green Sharpie.) 

    I printed names off the computer, but you can give your kids markers or crayons and let them do the writing.