Looking for easy shamrock craft ideas? Learn to make a beautiful green felt shamrock for St. Patrick’s Day with this simple tutorial and FREE shamrock template!
It’s your lucky day because I have a quick and easy felt shamrock to wear this St. Patrick’s Day so you don’t get pinched! You can grab our free shamrock template below and make your own easy felt shamrock.
You can add a clip or pin to the back to wear on your shirt, clip it to your bag or put it on a stretchy nylon headband for your child to wear.
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Supplies Needed to Make Felt Shamrocks
- Shamrock SVG or PDF template (download below)
- Dark green felt (here we used Kunin Pirate Green Premium Felt)
- Light green felt (here we used Kunin Apple Green Premium Felt)
- Button, gem, felt ball or whatever you want to put in the center (here we used a Spectrum Cool Jewel button from Joann)
- Safety pin, flat back safety pin, or clip
- Hot glue gun
- Cricut cutting machine or scissors
Making a Felt Shamrock
This tutorial is super quick and easy so let’s get started!
Note, before you start cutting, you will be need 2 shamrocks, one bigger and one a little bit smaller to stack them on top of each other.
Now it’s time to download the free template!
FREE Irish Shamrock Outline Template Files
First, download the shamrock template .ZIP file below, then unzip it to access the individual file type you need.
Here are the file choices included in the ZIP (choose the one that best fits your needs):
PDF Shamrock Outline to Print + Cut
If you want to cut this pattern out by hand use the PDF file. When you go to print it out, you can adjust the “Custom Scale” on the “Print” screen to adjust the size of the pattern before printing. Remember you want one shamrock bigger and the other one a little smaller.
SVG Shamrock Outline for Cricut
If you are using a Cricut to cut out the shamrock template, download the SVG file. Open up Cricut Design Space and upload the SVG file. Adjust the size of the pattern by clicking and dragging the bottom right corner of the pattern.
Easy Felt Shamrock Tutorial
Once you have your materials gathered and have downloaded and chosen your template file, it’s time to start crafting.
Step 1: Cut the Template
In this tutorial I use the dark green felt for the bottom shamrock. I made it the bigger one and measures 3.561 x 3.319. I used the light green felt for the top shamrock and it measures 2.786 x 2.597. However, you can size them however you like.
Step 2: Glue Together the Shamrock
Use your hot glue gun the glue the light green shamrock on top of the dark green shamrock. Then glue (or sew) your “centerpiece” on top.
I used a green gem button which had a small loop on the back used to sew the button on. Since I wanted to make this a no sew tutorial I decided to glue it on, however the button back did not allow it to lay flat. So I cut a small slit in the center of my shamrock so I could push the back of the button through and it would lay flat. It worked great, and I was able to glue to button to my shamrock.
Step 3: Attach a Pin or Clip to the Back of Your Shamrock
I was really looking for a flat back safety pin, but wasn’t able to find any at the craft store, so I just went with a regular safety pin. I used hot glue to attach it to the back of the shamrock.
Depending on what you want to use this shamrock for will determine what kind of attachment you have on the back. You could use a small flat barrette and make a hair clip or clip it to a soft, stretchy nylon headband.
And that’s it! You now have a cute felt green shamrock to wear on St. Patrick’s Day. Now you’ll be ready to celebrate however you like without the fear of being pinched!
Love this easy felt flower craft? Be sure to share and pin it for later, and check out my other felt flower crafts on Indoorzy as well!
✎ Written By: Stephanie
Stephanie is passionate about creating beautiful easy DIY crafts for the home. On Indoorzy she shares felt craft tutorials and templates to make felt flower decor by hand, or with the help of her Cricut Maker.