Making a Contact Paper Shamrock Suncatcher

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March 7, 2017

Shamrock SuncatcherTry this simple to make, but fun, project for kids or adults!


Total Time: 1/2 hour


  • contact paper
  • colored tissue paper or crepe paper
  • glitter (missing from photo)
  • scissors/hole punch optional
  • marker or pen
Shamrock Suncatcher - supplies


  1. Trace or draw a shamrock pattern onto a piece of contact paper. DON'T cut the shamrock out yet. Just cut it square or generally square. That comes later!
  2. Shamrock Suncatcher
  3. Snip up pieces of your colored paper/crepe paper. Use a hole punch if desired!
  4. Shamrock Suncatcher - snip or punch pieces of paper
  5. Peel the backing off your contact paper and sprinkle your colored snippets on the sticky paper. Stay away from the outline since you will be sticking the contact paper together and want a complete seal!
  6. Shamrock Suncatcher - peel the backing off and sprinkle paper bits onto contact paper staying away from the edges

  7. Sprinkle lightly with glitter if desired!
  8. Shamrock Suncatcher - sprinkle with glitter if desired
  9. Cut a second square of contact paper, peel and stick it over your decorated piece of contact paper. NOW trim the contact paper to the shamrock shape that was drawn on the original piece, squeezing out any air bubbles.
  10. Shamrock Suncatcher - cut out a second square of contact paper peel and stick to decorated one. Smooth out bubbles. Cut shamrock shape now.
  11. That's it! Easy peasy! You may make a hole punch to hang it or just tape it to your window.
  12. A completed photo of a shamrock suncatcher made from clear contact paper.
    Shamrock Suncatcher - closeup
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