Making your own shamrocks from chenille pipe cleaners is so simple and inexpensive. When complete these chenille shamrocks look great stuck in plants or even arranged in a vase like a bouquet. They are a great way to decorate your home for St. Patrick’s Day for less, so take a look below at how to make your own. You will find a simple step-by-step tutorial that will help you create one in no time.
DIY Chenille Shamrocks
This is an easy St. Patrick’s Day craft for kids using green pipe cleaners to make a four-leaf clover.
Assorted green pipe cleaners
You can find pipe cleaners in a variety of colors and finishes at your local craft or dollar store. You can make these in various shades of green if you wish or in pipe cleaners of various finishes and widths. The choice is yours.
1. Begin by making a figure eight with a pipe cleaner:
Repeat this step with a second pipe cleaner.
You will now have two, figure eight arrangements. These will act as the four leaves of your shamrock.
2. Twist the center of your figure eights well so that they stay tight and secure. Press the two figure eights together, using a piece of pipe cleaner to attach the two.
Wrap the piece around the center multiple times until tight.
3. Use your fingers to shape the leaves of your shamrock.
4. Take an additional pipe cleaner and tie it to the bottom of the clover. This will act as your stem.
You can make this piece as short or long as you wish.
There you have it! You now have a simple, chenille shamrock ready to use in your decorating! Make a handful to enjoy, give as gifts, or just to occupy little hands on a rainy day. It is a simple craft sure to get you in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit!