St. Patricks Day Button Clover Craft

I told myself I wasn’t going to make a St. Patrick’s Day craft. Too many holidays, you know? 

But then I went to the craft store and as I was checking out I saw these buttons. I’m a sucker for cute packaging, and these were practically screaming, “BUY ME!” anyway, so I tossed them in my cart. 

Green Buttons


I had a plan for them, and it actually ended up being as easy as I’d envisioned (yay), so I’m sharing it here today. This easy St. Patrick’s Day craft is kid-friendly, inexpensive (the buttons were less than $5, and I had the rest of the stuff around the house), and doesn’t take long to complete.

Button Clover Craft

This button clover is super easy to make!

Supplies You’ll Need:

  • Paper with a clover on it – you can draw your own, or print the one I’ve provided below (I printed it on card stock)
  • Frame (without the glass)
  • Buttons
  • Glue (I used a craft/tacky glue)

If you need a clover, just click on the picture below to download your own.

Four Leaf Clover Printable

Click to download. Don’t worry – no text will appear on the downloadable version!

Place the clover template in the frame before you get started. It’s much easier this way!

Easy St. Patrick's Day Craft

Put glue on the paper, and place the buttons on the glue. Move quickly, so you can move them around and make them all fit before the glue dries. I actually found it was easier to cover most of the clover with glue and then put the buttons on; this way, I could move them around and fit them together.

Easy St. Patrick's Day Craft Buttons

Give it some time to dry, and then…that’s it. Easiest craft ever. I don’t think I spent more than fifteen minutes on it!

Button Craft

How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Do you do anything special?

Here are a couple of other kid-friendly St. Patrick’s Day activities from around the web:


  1. Super cute! So glad you are sharing your creativity…mine has been running dry these days!
    Sarah @ Play 2 Learn with Sarah recently posted…Books and Activities for President’s Day for KidsMy Profile

  2. Those buttons have been screaming my name every time I check out at Michael’s but I just wasn’t sure what to do with all of them. Thanks for the inspiration!
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  3. This is really cute. It would also make a great fine motor skills exercise for little fingers.
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  4. This is adorable! Will have to do it with my preschooler and toddler. Pinned to my St. Paddy’s board. Stopping by from DIY Showcase. If you’re still linking up this weekend I’d love for you to share your clover at My Favorite Things Saturday.
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  5. How adorable! I have been looking for a fun craft to do with my 5 year old for St. Patty’s Day, and I think he would love this. Pinning it now!
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  6. love it super cute and a great craft for little hands as well
    thanks for sharing
    come see what I shared at
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  7. Being Irish I adore all these crafts and ideas that come up this time of year. This button shamrock is super cute. I have a ton of buttons and some green paint. I might have to make my own green buttons!
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  8. I love St Patricks Day as it’s my Birthday ;-)

    Thanks for linking up with the parenting pin it party this week x x
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  9. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing.
    Eva @ The Multitasking Mummy recently posted…How I’m Going To Become An Early RiserMy Profile

  10. OMG! I love this. Pinning!
    Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body recently posted…My BOLD Herringbone Stenciled WallMy Profile

  11. We love to celebrate St.Patties Day here in our home. This craft would be perfect! Thanks for linking up at Tell Me About It Tuesday. I can’t wait to see what you share next week!
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  12. I love that button craft! So cute. May have to pick up some green buttons, so I can add this as a fun St. Patrick’s Day project for Jaden. Thanks so much for sharing on Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in next week’s issue.
    Mel {MamaBuzz} recently posted…Cheesy Chicken Quesadilla RecipeMy Profile

  13. That is really cute. I don’t do much for St Patricks Day. Thanks for linking up with the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board!
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  14. this is too cute thanks for sharing visting from friday pin fest
    lorraine williamson recently posted…Frankies Corner-Box LoveMy Profile

  15. I keep meaning to start collecting buttons. I never have any when I need them! Thanks for linking up with us at the Create Link Inspire party! You were featured today!
    Amy @ Marvelous Mommy recently posted…7 Featured Crafts for KidsMy Profile

  16. This is adorable, and I love those buttons. I’m always amazed at the ideas you come up with. You need to share some of that inspiration. ;-)
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  17. What a great idea. Thanks for linking up at Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again this weekend!
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  18. I may have to go through my button stash!

  19. How cute! I loved your Tip Me Tuesday link this week. {thanks girl!} Would you like Tip Junkie to feature your blog post to over 200,000 creative women? If you upload this blog post into your Tip Junkie craft room using at least 2 images, 2 steps, and blog post URL then I can easily feature it in my RSS feed, home page, and all my social networks instantly. {squealing with delight} ~ Laurie {a.k.a. the Tip Junkie}

  20. This is really cute! I should try to make one with my kids.
    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!
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  21. Too cute Carrie! I love Michael’s too! Hubby threatens to take my debit card away at least once a month because of that place. ;)
    Thanks for dropping by Tell Me About it Tuesday!
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  22. Love, Love this!! I love making crafts with my girls and then hang them up to be displayed! Especially since St. Patty is my favorite celebration!! Plus, my birthday is the day before :) Thank you for stopping by and linking over at Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! You are featured as one of my favorites this week!
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  23. Hi Carrie! Thanks so much for sharing your St. Patrick’s Day craft last week on our Get Inspired linky! I wanted to let you know that it’s one of our featured favorites this week! Hope to see you link up again! :)
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  24. You know we love your blog! Thanks so much for stopping in and linking up to our crafty showcase each week! This button project is totally adorable and we love those button containers, too! We’ll have to go get some! Congrats your project is being featured in our Feature Friday post with kid craft & recipes!

    have a super week!

    susie @bowdabra
    Susie @Bowdabra recently posted…Feature Friday Kid Friendly St Patrick’s Day Crafts and RecipesMy Profile

  25. Super cute and easy! But four leaf clovers aren’t Irish! (It’s a common misconception!) Shamrocks only have three leaves! :) this could easily be done as a three leaf clover though!

    • Ha! I actually googled “shamrock” a couple of weeks ago when I was putting this together because I wasn’t sure if I should call it a shamrock or a clover…and I learned exactly what you just said (which I had no idea about before I googled it)…but I decided that I’d just roll with it and hope no one noticed. LOL!

  26. What a fun craft! Thanks for sharing via Mommy Monday.

  27. I love this and your site! Such a smart & simple idea…those are the best! Totally letting my 5 year old do this Saturday!
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    • My five-year-old loved it (even though I didn’t let him help with this one…ha) and my two-year-old was obsessed with the buttons and was more interseted in playing with them than with making the actual craft!


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