How to Make Simple Felt Shamrocks

Use craft felt in various shades of green and a needle and thread to create shamrock embellishments. Attach them to ribbon, safety pins, hair clips and more for a festive St. Patrick's Day look.


DIY Felt Shamrock 02:32

Marianne shows how to make a felt St. Patrick's Day shamrock for pins, headbands and floral arrangements.

Materials Needed:

  • craft felt in assorted shades of green
  • embroidery needle
  • embroidery thread
  • hot glue gun
  • ribbon
  • large safety pin
  • child's hair clip

Cut Felt Into Strips

Cut a 1-inch strip of felt. (For a large shamrock, make the strip 1.5 inches wide.) Then, cut the strip into four equal pieces.

Create Petals

Cut an "m"-shaped notch into each felt piece, about halfway up. Repeat for remaining felt pieces, using first piece as a template.



String Petals Together

Put two stiches into each petal, stringing them all onto embroidery thread. Pull thread tight, cinching the petals together.

Create Shamrock Shape

Tie in a knot and trim excess thread. Then open the petals and pull them into a shamrock shape.

Add Shamrock to Accessories

Using hot glue, affix shamrock to hair clip, safety pin or ribbon.

Wear Your Shamrocks

Wear in your hair (Images 1, 2) or on your shirt (Image 3) to spread St. Patrick's Day cheer!

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