Martha Stewart Living, March 2006
Place pipe cleaner on a clean work surface.
Bend the top bump into the shape of a leaf, twisting to secure. Fashion leaves out of the second and third bumps.
Twist final bump around the center of the leaves once or twice to stabilize, then bend it into a stem. Trim off sharp, pointy end of pipe cleaner.
Color-photocopy, or download and print, cards and medallions onto card stock. Cut out with a utility knife. Attach safety pin to back of shamrock, then pin shamrock to card. Glue medallion to shamrock.
Bump pipe cleaners
Irish eyes -- and everyone else's -- will be smiling at the sight of these fuzzy holiday favors. The pin-on clovers consist of chenille pipe cleaners twisted into the shape of shamrocks and adorned with paper medallions. Fasten pins to decorative cards for presentation, then to the lapels of their lucky recipients.