Rainbow Heart Shamrock Bouquet

So now that Valentine's Day is over, what are you ready for? St. Patrick's Day? Spring bouquets? Follow along and maybe I can give you a little of both!

This little clover bouquet is soooo easy! Plus, you get to recycle some old magazines to make it.

Grab that heart punch out of the pile of Valentine's Day craft supplies you were just about to pack away. Punch a bunch of hearts from a recycled magazine. Solid colors and mixed colors both work great. I did solid colors for mine because I was trying to create a rainbow effect.

This the basic process for creating the clovers. First draw a stem. Next, glue 3 or 4 hearts around the stem, with the points of the hearts aligned to the center. Then, glue a faux rhinestone into the center of the hearts.

For a bouquet, first draw a bunch of stems. The stems don't have to be perfectly aligned because the bouquet is going to cover most of the ends anyway. Begin forming groupings of hearts around the stems. To make the bouquet appear nice and full, overlap several layers.

Add a few rhinestone embellishments to the center of some of the flowers.

Finish off the bouquet by adding a small bow to the bunch of stems.

This card example can be done with a bouquet on the outside and a single four-leaf clover on the outside, or reversed, with the single clover on the outside.

Example messages for the card are:
You're the only one I want.
I pick you.
You're the pick of the bunch!
I'm so lucky to have picked you.
All I need is you!
I always knew you were special!
It's just not the same without you.

If you don't have a need for a St. Patrick's Day card, the bouquet works great for anything.

Give it a try! I'd love to see yours!

Check out this fabulous framed version made by Gretchen at The Pike Family!

Laura at Betula'Loo improvised with a flower punch. Aren't these sweet?

Have you tried it yet?


And be sure to check out the endless list of inspirational ideas at my home page childmade.com.


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11 comments:

  1. This is the cutest card ever. Love it.

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  2. This is so cute and smart. I LOVE anything rainbow. Great idea

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  3. SO cute! I love these!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  4. unexpected and sweet. I truly love it :) thanks for sharing this great idea.

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  5. I love it! Rainbows + recycling + hearts = 3 of my favourite things! Now I just need to buy a heart punch, maybe on sale?

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  6. This is gorgeous! You have so many great ideas!!

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  7. I've put together a round up of St. Patrick's Day crafts on Craft Gossip today and included your project. :) You can see it here
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  8. Aloha! I love your idea of the heart shamrock bouquet card. I was wondering if I could get your permission to use your pictures in my school paper the Ke Alakai'i for a St. Patrick's day article I'm writing. Please let me know if this is OK. Thank you! -Abby
    alb249@go.byuh.edu

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  9. I've put together a round up of shamrock crafts on Craft Gossip today and included your post. :) You can see it here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/15-shamrock-crafts-for-st-patricks-day/

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    Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I made this and it came out so cute. It took a bit of time but it was worth it. Great idea!

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  11. Love the shamrock rainbow card. Can you tell me what size the punch is? Also, what size is the card? Thank you so much... sue alandsuegriffore@hotmail.com

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