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Shamrock Paper Garland

We all know I love to decorate for every little holiday that comes my way – and with more than a wee touch of Irish in my blood, you know I had to do something for St. Patrick’s Day!

The Amateur Librarian // Shamrock paper garland

Of course, it would’ve made more sense if I shared this a little earlier… like, more than three days before the holiday… but I just couldn’t find the time this week.  Trust me though, this paper garland is super quick!

All you need:

  • a sheet of construction paper
  • scissors
  • stapler

The Amateur Librarian // Shamrock paper garland

In fact, I’ve made this garland before – it’s the same heart garland that I first discovered a couple years ago around Valentine’s Day.  (Original post here.)

The only modification is adding a couple more hearts to the chain– and tada!  Shamrocks!

Easy-Peasy Instructions:

  1. Cut short strips of construction paper – mine were about 5 inches long, and maybe ½” wide (I just eyeballed it.)
  2. Staple a pair of strips together, and bend into a heart.
  3. Add a heart on either side when you line up two more strips for the next heart in the chain.  Staple and repeat.

The Amateur Librarian // Shamrock paper garland

The Amateur Librarian // Shamrock paper garland

That last step sounds more complicated than it really is – seriously, any first grader with a stapler can make this quick St. Patty’s Day decoration!

The Amateur Librarian // Shamrock paper garland

I have one more St. Patrick’s Day project to share tomorrow… and honestly, I debated whether or not to post, because it looks like a deranged grade schooler learning to write in cursive got ahold of my sewing machine.  But you know – you win some, you lose some.  And I like to share my losses too 🙂

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