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How to make shamrocks with ribbon and felt

With St Patrick’s Day fast approaching people are getting into the Irish spirit – not just in Ireland but all over the world.

People are looking forward to celebrating Ireland’s patron saint by taking part in a variety of Irish past times such as music, dancing, parades, and a trip to the pub for a few pints of the black stuff.

In keeping with the spirit of the day, we have found a couple of great videos that are perfect for anyone interested in arts and crafts who would like to create something special for St Patrick’s Day.

Two great videos showing how to make a shamrock with ribbon or felt

The first video – by HGTV Handmade – Karen Kavett gives step by step instructions on how to make a Shamrock with ribbon or felt.

As it says in the video description: “They make perfect hairclips, pins, or whatever else you can think of!”

Kavett gives clear and easy to follow instructions, and even uses a dark red ribbon just for demonstration purposes. Of course, most people would switch to green once they have got the hang of it.

The result is an intricate and stylish ribbon shamrock.

She then goes on to make another shamrock – this time using felt. This one is slightly more complicated and includes a bit of embroidery. It is certainly worth the effort as the end result is an equally impressive shamrock.

Take a look at the video below.

In the second video – this one by Mrs Greene – we learn how to make a shamrock bow out of green burlap ribbon.

The video description says: “These would be great for embellishing a wreath, creating a garland, or even attaching to a headband to make a BIG statement.”

Mrs Greene takes us through the process, giving step by step instructions. She clearly knows her stuff.

She uses intricate skills in folding the ribbon and keeping it in shape as she ties it in positions with string. It might take beginners a bit of practice before they get it right.

The end result is an attractive ribbon shamrock bow.

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One thought on “How to make shamrocks with ribbon and felt

  1. Geri

    Cute but a shamrock has 3 leaves, not 4. If it is 4 it is a 4 leaf clover.

    11/09/2016 at 4:14 pm

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