St. Patrick's Day Paper Clover Wreath
There will be no shortage of good luck with this wreath displayed on your door!
Photography: Kathleen Ballos
Source: Martha Stewart
This idea comes from our friend, Kathleen Ballos. In nature, real four-leaf clovers can be very tricky to find, so make your own using crepe paper instead. According to tradition, each clover leaf is meant to stand for something: hope, faith, love, and that evasive fourth leaf stands for luck.
- Wooden embroidery hoop
- Floral wire
- Wire cutters
- Crepe paper in green and metallic gold
- Floral tape
To make the leaves, fold green crepe paper so that you can cut out multiple leaves at once. Try cutting both heart-shaped and simple round leaves for variety. Once cut, gently twist the stems of the leaves.
To form a four-leaf clover, gather a group of four leaves on the end of a short piece of floral wire. Use one hand to hold the leaves and wire together, and use the other to wrap floral tape around them to secure in place. Once the leaves are attached, gently open them and shape as needed.
Attach the finished clovers onto the embroidery hoop, using a variety of shapes and sizes, and mixing gold with shades of green. Wrap floral tape around each stem to secure to the embroidery hoop. Keep adding clovers until your hoop is completely covered.