2. Loop the inside piece over and glue the edge down.
3. Repeat with the other two pieces until you have a teardrop shape.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have made six tear drops. Group in twos and glue the ends together to form a heart shape.
5. To make the stem, you will be making two fold marks on each of the three strips you have left.
For the 12″ strip, make a fold mark 5 inches from the left edge and 5 inches from the right edge, so that there are 2 inches between the two fold lines and the section between the folds is centered.
For the 10″ strip, make one fold mark 4.25″ from the left edge and 4.25″ from the right edge, so that there are 1 1/2 inches between the two fold lines and the section between the folds is centered.
For the 8″ strip, make one fold mark 3.5″ from the left edge and 3.5″ from the right edge, so that there is 1 inch between the fold lines and the section between them is centered.
Whew! Did that make any sense? I have my doubts… but maybe this picture will help you know what I mean:
6. Line up the ends and glue them all together, like this:
7. Now assemble your shamrock. I cut out a small cardstock circle so I would have something to glue all those points to. Then I added a little accordion fold medallion in the front center. It’s cute and it hides the part where it’s glued together.
8. Glue on a ribbon loop so you can hang the wreath.
And there you have it, folks. The finished size is about 12 inches across. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out and now my house isn’t quite as bare as it used to be. And bonus… my scrap paper piles are a little smaller too!
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