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Published on March 2nd, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell


Make a Shamrock from a Toilet Paper Roll

Make a Shamrock from a Toilet Paper Roll

After posting last week’s project, Upcycled Candle Holder into a Mini Easter Basket, I realized I completely skipped over St. Patrick’s Day! To get some inspiration, I visited Pinterest. I found an adorable St. Patrick’s Day banner tutorial from The Crafting Chicks that I loved! I especially liked the “leaves” of the shamrock that were made from hearts. Then, I remembered a post that I saw on TPcraft.com, where they made toilet paper rolls into hearts. Combining the two amazing projects, I came up with toilet paper roll shamrocks!

What You Will Need:

1. Toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls. The amount you will need varies on the amount of shamrocks you are going to make. For the two shamrocks that I made, I used almost 1 paper towel roll.

2. Scissors.

3. Hot glue gun/hot glue.

How To Do It:

1. Cut your toilet paper rolls into 1/2 inch strips.

2. Form them into hearts.

DIY Toilet Paper Roll Shamrock

3. Make the stem. All you have to do is take one of your toilet paper strips and cut it at one end. I left my stem long until I put the entire shamrock together. I cut it a little shorter later on, but it’s up to you.

4. Glue everything together. I started by gluing the stem to the first “leaf” of the shamrock.

DIY Toilet Paper Roll Shamrock

Then, I worked my way around like so:

DIY Toilet Paper Roll Shamrock

Once you get everything glued together, it should look like this:

DIY Toilet Paper Roll Shamrock

I also tried using only three “leaves” but I liked the four “leaves” better.

DIY Toilet Paper Roll Shamrock

Other Options to Consider:

These are so easy to make and this a great project to get the kids involved! Do you have other eco-friendly St. Patrick’s Day projects? Link your project up to our Green Crafts Showcase!

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About the Author

Hello! I'm Bonnie -- a craft nerd, musician, writer, furniture and vintage lover, crafter, and diyer! If you would like to learn more about me, I also have my own blog, Revolutionaries, where I write about more craft projects, furniture redos, and my faith! You can also find me on , Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

2 Responses to Make a Shamrock from a Toilet Paper Roll

  1. Pingback: 5 Fun and Eco-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Projects!

  2. If those aren’t the cutest darn things. And right in time for St. Patty’s day! Thanks for the fantastic idea AND showing how to make them!

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