The oldest country kid and I started by raiding the paint department at a home improvement store. We snagged a variety of green paint chips (which were FREE) and headed for home to get started on our DIY St. Patrick’s Day Garland. I love using paint chips in projects because, well of course the colors are perfect, but the card stock they come on is durable.
Now you could get a template for a clover online, but I went rogue and free styled mine. I kind of had to because our printer didn't work at the time. It took a couple of tries to get it the way I wanted, but then it was just a matter of tracing them on the cards and cutting them all out. When it was time to tape the clovers to the twine (yes, we used tape because the oldest country kid, who is 7, has the patients of, well, he doesn’t have any) I was not surprised to find my child has used all my tape.