Sunday, March 14, 2010

Shamrock Brooch

I was trying to find a fun and “professional” way to celebrate St. Patty’s Day this year. It was only this morning that I realized that St. Patty's day lands right smack in the middle of the week.

For this project you will need:

  • A sheet of green felt (or a 4x4 scrap square for one shamrock brooch) - .29 cents

  • Shimmer fabric to match

  • Hot glue gun and sticks

  • brooch pins - I got a pack of 12 for $.97 cents.

The toughest part was coming up with the shamrock shape. Once I had the shape down, I used the pattern to cut the felt out. I overlapped the felt with a glittery sheer green fabric. Once finished, the green shimmer fabric gives the brooch a more 3-D effect. To tie the two fabrics together, I stiched the stem shape within the shamrock out of green stitching thread. Super Easy!

Once the stitching was complete, I cut the sheer fabric to match the felt. I would recomend using small scissors here.

I bought a pack of 12 brooch pins at the frabric store for $0.97 cents. Once the shamrock itself is complete, you just have to hot glue it to the brooch pin. I used some matching felt to cover up the stitching in the back.




Andy Porter said...

That's such a great idea. My kids would love to have a brooch. I'll have to pick up some brooch pins. Thanks for linking to Creative Cats!

becki said...

Hey Martha! I saw that you left a comment on the Whippy Cake giveaway and wanted to thank you! I'm so glad that you loved my choker, it is always inspiring to know that other people enjoy my work.

KJ said...

I saw your project on Skip to my Lou. This is a great idea. Well done!

becki said...

back again! I would be happy to do a tutorial on my braid-do. I still sell the wren charms but they are currently sold out in my shop so I will re-list them today. Thanks again for stopping by.


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