3 Leaf & 4 Leaf Origami Clover for Extra Luck

origami clover

Everyone could do with some luck. So, why not make an origami clover? Whether you want a three-leaf or a four-leaf, a stem or no stem, we have the perfect step-by-step tutorials for you.

Make a Four Leaf Origami Clover


This one will help foster creativity, get you out of a slump, and most of all, manifest luck into your home. The project is on the advanced side but the outcome is magnificent. The best part is that you only need 2 pieces of paper!

You Will Need:

  • 2 pieces of 6 x 6 origami paper

How to Make It:

  1. Place 1 piece of the 6 x 6 origami paper on a flat surface in front of you. Make sure the color side is facing down.
  2. Fold the paper in half. Crease it well.
  3. Unfold the paper.
  4. Fold the left side of the paper to meet the centerline.
  5. Fold the right side of the paper to meet the centerline.
  6. Make mountain folds on all 4 corners diagonally. In other words, fold the corners toward the underside of the paper.
  7. Crease the paper well and unfold.
  8. Make 4 inside reverse folds using the creases you made in steps 6 and 7. This type of fold is seen a lot in origami. You need to tuck the corners between both sides of the paper. To do this, slightly open the paper and apply pressure, pushing the corners in. After that, just push the paper flat.
  9. Turn the paper over.
  10. Fold both triangle tips to meet at the center point. Make sure you use the top later only.
  11. Flip the paper over.
  12. Take the right side of the paper and fold it to meet its outer edge. To do this, carefully open the paper out and fold it out. It might feel like the paper is resisting but trust the process! It will work!
  13. Squash both the bottom and the top tips. The result will be two triangular pieces pointing toward each other.
  14. Repeat steps 12 and 13 on the left side.
  15. Fold the right and left sides to the center again.
  16. Fold the left and right outermost sides to meet the crease line seen at the center of both sides.
  17. Turn the paper over.
  18. Repeat steps 1 to 17 with your second piece of 6 x 6-inch origami paper to make 2 identical pieces.
  19. Rotate one finished piece horizontally and leave one positioned vertically.
  20. Slide the vertical piece into the “hearts” of the horizontal piece.
  21. You’re finished!

Make a Three Leaf Origami Clover


If you are looking for the true symbol of Ireland, this three-leaf origami clover is the tutorial for you. It is perfect for an at-home craft project with the kids, by yourself, or with your loved one. If you’re a teacher, you can even use this tutorial in the classroom. It’s guaranteed to keep everyone entertained for at least 10 to 15 minutes!

You Will Need:

  • 3 pieces of 6 x 6-inch origami paper
  • Glue or tape

How to Make It:

  1. Fold the square piece of origami paper in half.
  2. Crease it well and unfold.
  3. Fold it in half in the other direction.
  4. Crease it well and unfold.
  5. Fold the bottom side of the piece of paper up to meet the center crease line.
  6. Flip the paper over.
  7. Fold the bottom side diagonally to the vertical center crease.
  8. Repeat step 7 on the other side.
  9. Flip the paper over.
  10. Fold the bottom tip to the outer top edge.
  11. Flip the paper over.
  12. Squash fold on the right side of the lower flap. To do this, push your finger into the corner of the crease to open it, and then use your other finger to squash it flat.
  13. Repeat step 12 on the other side.
  14. Fold the bottom right-hand corner diagonally to create what looks like a tiny envelope.
  15. Repeat step 14 on the other side.
  16. Turn the paper over. You should see a heart shape beginning to form.
  17. Fold the right tip of the heart over toward the other side of the paper to form a flat edge.
  18. Repeat step 17 on the other side.
  19. Turn the paper over.
  20. Fold the right side of the paper to the center crease.
  21. Repeat step 20 on the other side.
  22. Turn the paper over.
  23. Repeat steps 1 to 22 twice more to create 3 identical “hearts”.
  24. Arrange the hearts into the shape of a three-leaf clover.
  25. Slip one of the hearts underneath the other to lock them into position.
  26. Take the bottom flaps that stick out from the hearts and fold them underneath to hide them.
  27. Glue or tape each piece together for maximum durability.

You’re finished!

If you feel like adding something extra to your three-leaf clover, you can make a stem. Follow the tutorial below to do this. (Spoiler: It is super easy!)

Make a Three Leaf Origami Clover Stem

Need some extra entertainment? Try making this stem for your three-leaf origami clover!

You Will Need:

  • 1 piece of 6 x 6-inch origami paper
  • Glue or double-sided tape (optional)

How to Make It:

  1. Fold the square origami paper in half diagonally.
  2. Crease well and unfold it.
  3. Fold the bottom right corner diagonally upward to meet the center crease.
  4. Fold the outermost edge created in step 3 up to the center crease.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 on the opposite side.
  6. Fold the piece in half completely.
  7. Grab the three-leaf clover you made earlier and slip the stem into the center. This will help you to gauge how long you would like your stem to be.
  8. Once you decide how much you need to remove, fold the stem up and to the right. 
  9. Take it out of the clover.
  10. Push the stem up against the crease you made in step 8.
  11. Flatten the part of the stem that you pushed in step 10.
  12. Slip the stem back into the three-leaf clover.
  13. Use double-sided tape or glue to secure it if desired.

You’re finished!

What do you think?

Written by Joanne Gonzales

Joanne Gonzales has a passion for getting creative. Whether she is making personalized DIY gifts or taking part in larger arts and crafts projects, she puts her all into making new and beautiful things.

She lives with a group of close friends and believes in the natural way of life. Joanne has built an outdoor arts and crafts gallery that overlooks the countryside in her hometown, which is where all of her creations come to life.

Art started off as a hobby, but over time Joanne has mastered her skills and sold some of her favorite pieces. She works full time as a florist and has done for many years. It helps keep her creative juices flowing and she hopes to one day open her own florist shop with a twist.


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