St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. So today we are having fun crafting 3D Paper Shamrocks that can be used for decorating or gift giving. 

How to Make 3D Paper Shamrocks | Instructions on HoosierHomemade.com

Just like the Paper Shamrocks we shared last year, these 3D Paper Shamrocks are made from Scrapbook Paper and just a few simple supplies.

How to Make 3D Paper Shamrocks | Instructions on HoosierHomemade.com

After you have your 3D Paper Shamrocks made, there are a variety of ways to use them – tie them on a gift, decorate the table with them or even use them in a St. Patrick’s Day Garland. Stop back on Friday to see how I use these fun Shamrocks on a Garland.

How to Make 3D Paper Shamrocks | Instructions on HoosierHomemade.com

3D Paper Shamrock Supplies

  • Scrapbook Paper – 12 inch works the best
  • 3 inch Shamrock Cookie Cutter – this one is from Michael’s Craft Store
  • Paper Cutter
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Adhesive

These instructions are for a 3 inch Shamrock shape, it’s easiest to use that size with these instructions.

How to Make 3D Paper Shamrocks | Instructions on HoosierHomemade.com

Step 1

  • Cut strips of paper 3 1/2 x 12 inches

Note: If your cookie cutter is NOT 3 inches, then use this method to figure out what size to cut the paper

  • Width of the cutter x 4
  • Height of the cutter + 1/2 inch

How to Make 3D Paper Shamrocks | Instructions on HoosierHomemade.com

Step 2 – Paper Folding

For this method we will be using simple origami folding. You will use a Valley Fold and a Mountain Fold.

Valley Fold – easiest way to think about this fold is that it forms a letter “V”, like Valley, when you unfold it a bit.

Mountain Fold – this fold should look like a mountain, exact opposite of the Valley

  1. Begin by folding a Valley fold or folding the strip of paper in half with wrong sides together
  2. Next open it up and fold in each end, creating another Valley fold – the strip of paper should now half 4 sections
  3. Next are the Mountain folds – fold each of the 4 sections in half – you should now have 8 sections
  4. Be sure the strip of paper is folded like an accordion 

How to Make 3D Paper Shamrocks | Instructions on HoosierHomemade.com

Step 3

  • Now trace the shamrock onto the folded paper. Be sure you have a fold to the left or the long edge of the cutter. I positioned mine right down the center.
  • Be sure to mark a spot close to the edge that will NOT be cut

How to Make 3D Paper Shamrocks | Instructions on HoosierHomemade.com

Step 4

  • Cut out the shamrock. Again, be sure NOT to cut where you marked close to the edge on the curve. This will keep the shamrocks together in a paper chain.

How to Make 3D Paper Shamrocks | Instructions on HoosierHomemade.com

Step 5

  • Secure the shamrocks together with adhesive, and you are done.

How to Make 3D Paper Shamrocks | Instructions on HoosierHomemade.com

Now it’s time to have fun decorating for St. Patrick’s Day with your 3D Paper Shamrocks! Don’t forget to come back on Friday and see the Garland!

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