Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this DIY Shamrock Photo Garland using clothespins…to show your LUCK! It’s easy and simple to make…and the best part, the kids can help! Scroll down for the step-by-step directions.
Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17th – with everyone wearing some kind of green attire (so you won’t get pinched), shamrock images everywhere and kids on a leprechaun hunt to find the pot of gold! It’s a fun celebration but it does have deeper meaning. A shamrock is a young sprig, used as a symbol of Ireland. Saint Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint, is said to have used it as a metaphor for the Christian Holy Trinity.
DIY Shamrock Photo Garland
- Wooden Clothespins
- Green Paint+Paintbrush
- Craft Paper
- Heart Shaped Craft Punch
- Hot Glue
- Command Clear
- Paint the wooden clothespins.
- Hole punch 3 or 4 hearts for each clothespin.
- Fold each heart in half to create a crease in the middle.
- Once the paint dries, add a dab of hot glue below the metal hinge.
- Apply the hearts, one on each side to create a Shamrock (three-leaf clover) or a four-leaf clover. I made a mix between the two – but the Shamrock it the correct leaf for St. Patrick’s Day.
- Once it sets, attach to the twine and clip your favorite photos.
- Use Command Clear to hang!
Get your kids involved and have them paint the clothespins!
Did you know that Shamrocks and four-leaf clovers are not the same? Shamrocks are three-leaf clovers that has been a symbol of Ireland for Centuries while the four-leaf clover is associated with good luck because they’re rare and hard to find.