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