Shamrock Ribbon Sculpture

Shamrock Ribbon Sculpture - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I have three different ways to use the Shamrock Ribbon Sculpture.

It is really easy and can be done fairly quickly!

All you need is 3/8″ ribbon. I used Emerald Solid Grosgrain Ribbon in 3/8″, but you can use any color of green, or dots, or stripes, whatever you want to use!

The first step is cutting three strips of ribbon.

I cut mine to be 3″ pieces. Remember to seal your ends.

Fold the ribbon in half and press on the end so you can see where to put the hot glue.

Put a small dab of glue in the center and then close the ribbon back in half and hold until the glue dries.

The next step is gluing the ends together. Make sure to do a practice run first to see where you need to put the glue.

I always like to do a practice run because it’s faster than fixing a mistake, which I did twice making these. 🙂

Put a dab of hot glue on the inside of one of the ends.

Then wrap the ribbon around and put the ends together like in the picture.

Do this to all three of your ribbon pieces.

Now you need another piece of ribbon for the stem. How long you want the stem is completely up to you.

Measure how long you want it and then double that length, cut, and seal your ribbon ends.

For this example I cut my ribbon to be 2 3/4″.

Put glue on one end, fold in half, and attach the other end.

Now you are going to attach your shamrock leaves.

And you’re all done!

You can add embellishments if you’d like. I love a little bling in the center. 🙂

Shamrock Ribbon Sculpture - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

You can also use this same technique and use a lined clip as the stem.

Shamrock Ribbon Sculpture - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Line your clip like normal.

Put a dab of glue on one of the ends.

You can use either end, depending on how you want to use the clip.

Put the shamrock leaves on the same way as shown above.

Now if the middle part of the shamrock leaves is giving you problems with flipping out, you can glue it down.

And you’re all done with your Shamrock Clip!
*bling optional :)*

Here is another way to put the shamrock leaves onto your clip.

For this example, I turned the clip around and put the leaves on the other end.

Shamrock Ribbon Sculpture - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Instead of putting the ends of the leaves on top of each other, you will put them next to each other as shown in the pictures.

This technique was a little more difficult to me, but with a little bit of practice, it can be perfected.

I hope this helps make your St. Patrick’s Day a little more festive. 🙂

If you have some shamrock ribbon scultpures that are different and would like to share the tutorial here, email me at Thanks!

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  1. Brittany
    Posted March 16, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    This little shamrock is so cute! It’s definately on my to do list for my girls. I’d better get busy!

  2. Posted August 10, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    Wow, I loved this ribbon shamrock and I’m gonna try this now!

  3. Shamrock Lover
    Posted February 27, 2012 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    This is so cute! Do you mind if I pin it to my Pinterest account?

    • Shirley
      Posted February 27, 2012 at 10:33 am | Permalink

      Thank you! Yes you are more than welcome to pin it. 🙂

  4. Carmen
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 6:10 am | Permalink

    So so CUTE! Much thanks for sharing this!

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