Monday, February 18, 2013

How to Make a Saint Patrick Clover Book Mark (the Easy, Fast and Beautiful Way!)

Last week I was at Home Depot…

trolling the paint department once again!!….

I picked up some paint chips…

in shades of green….

…with an idea to make this:

Easy, fast and beautiful Clover book mark in 20 minutes flat!

How to Make a Saint Patrick Clover Paint Chip Book Mark from Setting for Four. Click here to see how: #easy #fast #beautiful #craft #diy #tutorial #saintpatrick

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This fast and easy craft is a great teacher’s gift!

Fun craft for the kiddos to make too!

Cost = Free!

Time = 20 minutes or less!

Skill Level = Way easy!

1 paint chip will make several book marks!



1 Paint chip card

Embroidery floss in green – Eight inches long

Photocopy of Clover shape


Hole Punch



Find a clover shape on the internet and photocopy.

Cut out.

Using pencil, trace outline onto Paint chip card so that two colors show (I made sure that ‘Elf hat’ was included for a touch of Saint Patrick!).

Cut out.

Punch a hole in one of the leafs.

Fold Embroidery Floss in half and tie ends in a knot.

Wrap Embroidery floss through hole to secure.


Did I mention this was Easy, Fast and Fabulous!!

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Here’s my Saint Patrick book mark, marking a page on a Fashion-Forward Farmhouse Kitchen in my Candice Olson Kitchens book:

Supplies to make a Saint Patrick Clover Paint Chip Book Mark from Setting for Four #easy #fast #beautiful #craft #diy #tutorial #saintpatrick


Here it is marking a page in an issue of Style at Home magazine – (luv this mag do you?)

Handmade Saint Patrick Clover Paint Chip Book Mark from Setting for Four #easy #fast #beautiful #craft #diy #tutorial #saintpatrick

I think I’ll make some more with my son for teacher’s gifts!

Even with the convenience of e-readers today, I still enjoy reading an actual magazine or book – do you???

Update!  My Saint Patrick’s Day Book Mark Tutorial is featured in The Saturday Evening Post!  What an honour!


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Written by Heather at Setting for Four

Setting for Four is a home design, décor and lifestyle blog. Focus is on home renovations, crafts, DIYs, tutorials, recipes, as well as family friendly design and decorating ideas that won't break the bank or sacrifice style.

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  1. Cute idea! And I get so excited when magazines come in the mail box ... there is nothing like paging through a beautiful mag!

  2. And an awesomely frugal way to decorate as well! Love it.

    1. Thanks Vanessa! I love using paintchips for all kinds of things!

  3. I love all things paint chips! Great job :o)

  4. Oh, that's just too cute! I'm totally going to make one of these with Kennedy next weekend! Pinning!

  5. This is so cute, Heather!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Project Inspire{d} ~

    hugs, Mary Beth

  6. How clever! You know I love an easy project and this one is super easy! I never leave either of my building stores without some paint chips. I think they are getting suspicious!

  7. I LOVE paint chips projects! Thanks for sharing and linking up to Monday Funday!

  8. Sheesh, I forgot all about St Patty's day!!! Time's a flyin'!

    Great idea :)

  9. I've put together a round up of shamrock crafts on Craft Gossip today and included your post. :) You can see it here

    If you would like a Craft Gossip badge showing you've been featured, you can grab one here :)

    Thanks for sharing!


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