There’s a saying that goes like this: catch a fish for a man and he’ll eat it in one day, but, teach him how to catch a fish, and he’ll be eating fish for the rest of his life. The point is, you just need to teach someone how to do something once and he’ll know how to do it for the rest of his life. So today I’m going to teach you how to make paper clovers.
Basic steps in making a clover, numbered for convenience. I didn’t make these though.
Okay, showing you pictures just isn’t going to work. Someone realised that long ago, so instead, she sent me examples of steps on how to do it. The photo above shows some of her examples. But since I don’t have all your addresses, I’ll just show you a video (1MB)
So basically, you’ll need to find a SQUARE piece of paper. Size doesn’t matter, but for your information, I’m using 4cmx4cm. You probably can buy pre-cut papers at gift shops or stationary shops but I decided to cut them instead. Takes time, but it was easier than going out and buying a whole stack of pre-cut papers. I used wrapping paper of different colors to give the colorful appearance.
Here you can see the wrapping paper that I used. The hearts in the bin are made using the steps shown in the video.
You might have already realised that it takes 4 “hearts” to make one clover. And you are right. After you make 4 “hearts”, just put them together. I think putting them together is very obvious and self-explanatory so I won’t need to tell you how.
These are not done yet. The edges are still pointy. I still need to fold them down to give it a curved look.
Completed clovers. This is how the final product should look like.
Anyways, like I said, someone sent me some examples on how to make paper clovers. So it would be rude not to send something back. To show my gratitude, I decided to make some and send them back. Here’s how many I sent back:
I sent all those through citylink and I was quite worried that they might get lost because I spent some time making those. But they didn’t, and they got to their destination safely.
Now they’re lying in some box somewhere =D
The moral of this post is
don’t fold too many paper clovers or you’ll go crazy use citylink if you want your stuff to arrive safely at their destination. Happy folding! Continue reading