Make a pop-up shamrock DIY card for St Patricks day
I always think everyone is a little bit Irish (and/or Italian). My Mum was born in Ireland, so I think I’m entitled to celebrate St Patricks day by wearing green and getting tipsy (not with Guinness though – can’t stand the stuff)! Anyway, if you’d like to celebrate the 17th March in a more wholesome way, you could make this easy pop-up shamrock DIY card for St Patrick’s day.
To make a pop-up shamrock DIY card for St Patricks day, you will need:
– a card blank and envelope
– a ‘true’ square of colourful (green) wrapping / scrapbooking paper
– a pen/pencil
– this free printable template
AGE: young kids and up
TIME: 10 minutes or less
How-to make a pop-up shamrock DIY card for St Patricks day:
- Follow steps 1-5 of the pop-up heart Valentine card tutorial (use the photos to help you make the folds)
- Use the free printable template to mark the shamrock outline on your folded triangle, then cut carefully along the dotted lines (being sure to leave the marked edges intact!)
- Glue one side of your shamrock shape (still folded) to the inside of the card, with the shamrock’s stem near (but not next to) the crease line.
- Put some glue on the remaining side of the folded shamrock shape and close the card – this will make sure that your pop-up aligns perfectly.
- Leave to dry, then check that your card opens and ‘pops-up’.
- That’s it! Now you can post it to your Irish friend or relative. I think I’ll send the one below to GG (Pickle and Chops’ great granny).
More fun #StPaddys day craft ideas for kids via #GetYourCraftOn:
Rainbow hearts from Red Ted Art
Leprechaun gold salt dough coins from The Gingerbread House
Rainbow paint bleed art from Zing Zing Tree
Felt rainbow cloud mobile from Grace’s Favours – Craft Adventures
Rainbow party fans from Damson Lane
Toilet paper roll shamrock wall-hanging from Crystal’s Tiny Treasures
Rainbow window mosaic from Here Come the Girls
A round-up, including mixed-media rainbow art at Kathy’s Cluttered Mind
Rainbow birthday crown, leprechaun hot chocolate and picture from Domestic Goddesque
71 thoughts on “Make a pop-up shamrock DIY card for St Patricks day”
That is sooooooooooooooooo clever!
What a fun card!
Thanks Michelle – I am slightly obsessed with pop-up cards (if you hadn’t guessed)..!
Cool idea and very effective too!
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What a great idea! It looks brilliant.
Thank you 🙂
That’s really effective – looks great x
That is so cool, I may make this and send to my family in Waterford!
Great idea Jo!
gotta love a pop up card!
Lovely idea, it looks really good.
Thank you 🙂
That’s very impressive! We celebrate Canada Day as we lived there for a couple of years, I think it’s fun to pick your own holidays!
Oh I agree completely! 😀
My 6 step children are Irish; they’d love getting this card on St Patrick’s Day!
Simple but clever! Love this.
How truly creative and cute is that! Easy enough for little ones to make, with a little help.
Thanks VaiChin – yep, it’s really simple, especially with the template 😉
Cute, have Pinned!
That looks great
Thank you 🙂
The best ideas are simple and effective and this hits all those buttons. I love that the design is adaptable for different celebrations too. There is a St Patrick’s Day craft linky running with Kids Chaos at the moment, check out #getyourcrafton on instagram if you fancy joining in 🙂
Thanks Kirsty – I’ve linked up! 🙂
Very cute and effective 🙂 Pinned to my craft board x
This looks brilliant. I’m going to sit down with the girls at the weekend and try this.
Yay! Let me know how you got on?
I love this – what a nifty idea – I wouldn’t have thought of that in a gazillion years!
Thanks Annie 🙂
Such a cute idea! Might have to try it 🙂
Super cute! We’re making St Patricks Day cards this weekend 🙂
Oooooh – I look forward to seeing them Kate! x
So got to try and make this myself!!
I was always so bad at crafts despite my grandma telling everyone how talented artist I am 😀
I promise you can’t go wrong with this one Sylvia! 😉
That’s a great idea, looks lovely
Oooh how fun! LOVE IT! Perfect for #GetYourCraftOn ! Lovely!
Thanks Maggy! 😀
Amazing idea, so clever x
Thank you Keri-Anne 🙂
Such a cute craft idea, I hadn’t really thought of doing any St Patricks day crafts with F but I think I will now x
I’m pleased you like it Lori! Let me know how you get on..?
Thank you so much for the mention, a really fantastic craft and a lovely round up of complimentary crafts
My pleasure Kirsty! They’re great ideas aren’t they?
Thanks Ali! 🙂
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This is brilliant, very clever. I know a Great Granny who would love one of these too 🙂 #Pintorials #MiniCreations
Yay! All GGs love proper post don’t they?
Ahh hunny I love this. What a great craft to do. I think the kids and I will have to test this one out as my mother lands from the usa on st patty’s day! lol Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme
Perfect! Let me know how it goes? I’d love to see some photos on Twitter x
Great card! We can’t wait to watch our local parade and visit the fair!
Thanks for linking up to #frugalfamilylinky
Oh that sounds so much fun Nicola – I wish we had a parade here *wonders if I could start one*… 😉
Lucas says – I love this card. My Dad Dah’s family came from Ireland a long, long time ago so I think I can also say I’m Irish too!! Thanks for linking to #minicreations
Yay, I’m so pleased to hear that! 🙂
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