Here's a fun and inexpensive decoration you can to with your children. As a former craft teacher I'm often thinking of imaginative ways to recycle and repurpose those items we usually toss out. You can use this idea to make different shapes for any special occasion.
To make a shamrock, you will need to make three large hearts out of toilet paper rolls and staple together. To make this easier to shape, start off with seven rows of four rolls stapled together, then add three rows of four rolls to the side of bottom. Then staple one roll at top, to soften the dip at top of the heart shape.
I bought one roll of green foil wrapping paper at the Dollar Tree and wrapped the front and sides. However, I recommend getting two rolls. Originally, I thought about hanging this against a second story bannister and ran ribbon through the center of each heart to use as ties to secure it. Later decided to place it on it's side on a table for festive décor. Of course, it looked so cool, that I forgot to take a picture of it to show you.
Use staples to pull the hearts together. You only need a curved line of about nine rolls and tissue paper to finish off the stem. Creates a unique decoration that only costs a couple of dollars.
Later as my husband was helping me take down decorations, he walked by carrying the shamrock and said with a grin, "This is such a sham!"
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Check out the links below for more decoration ideas for St. Patrick's Day.
1) Wreath over dining table for Irish meal
2) St. Patrick's Day decorations
3) Irish Breakfast tea gifts
4) The hidden treasure of St. Patrick
As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:16-17 New International Version (NIV)
Just noticed that the verse above mentioning the trinity is in Matthew, chapter 3 and verses 16 & 17. St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain that God was 3 persons in one, just as you have three hearts in one shamrock.
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