Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Felt Shamrock Pins

DIY felt shamrock pins are really inexpensive to make and you can wear them year after year on St. Patrick's Day. I'm all for a cute shirt, but most of the time I don't think that far ahead. It's also a bit of a waste to make/buy a shirt that you only wear one day a year, especially for kids who grow so fast.

I made these years ago, and they're a quick way to add some festive St. Patrick's Day flair to your outfit without breaking the bank.

shamrock pins made from green and white felt

 


Felt Shamrock Pins

Because my birthday is on St. Patrick's Day, my mom always made a big deal about it. It got to the point that we would wear green to bed the night before so she couldn't pinch us first thing in the morning. 

She never got us specific clothing to wear, but she always had shamrock stickers we could use if we couldn't find anything green to wear.

These pins are my alternative to the stickers my mom used to always have. They're always there if one of the kids can't find anything green to wear. 

These pins are made from felt, so they're really inexpensive to make. I sewed them together by hand with embroidery thread and embellished some of them with seed beads. 

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diy felt shamrock pins with text overlay.


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SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR FELT SHAMROCK PINS

supplies for felt shamrock pins

HOW TO MAKE FELT SHAMROCK PINS

I started by cutting out some Shamrocks on my Silhouette. You could use a Cricut machine. OR you can just find some shamrock shapes online and print them out. If you're a good artist, drawing them is a good option too.

You will need three different sizes.

paper shamrock cutouts

Then I traced the shamrocks onto the felt and cut them out. 

shamrocks drawn onto felt

I sewed the smallest shamrock to the middle sized one. I used a backstitch in alternating thread colors.
Next, I sewed the middle shamrock to the large one. 

I added beads to every other stitch for some of the pins. I just slid the bead onto the needle before stitching.

For my pin without beads, I added another layer of stitching around the large shamrock. 

felt shamrock pins with seed bead embellishments.

Then I added the pin to the back. I made sure to sew only to the back layer, so the stitching wasn't visible from the front. 

the pin on the back of a shamrock pin


What do you do for St. Patrick's Day? Do you make your kids a special something to wear? 

MORE ST. PATRICK'S DAY CRAFTS


Don't forget to pin it!

green and white shamrock pins






8 comments :

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  2. Rachel,
    I really like these pins and plan to make 2 for my grandkids tomorrow. Thanks for the idea.

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  3. Beautiful clover ... Bravo. Greetings from Czech Republic and me.

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  4. Looks like you guys are all ready for St. Patty's Day. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

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  5. Hi, Stopping by to let you know I featured these for St. Patrick’s Day! Thanks for linking up!
    Kim@madeinaday
    http://madeinaday.com

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  6. I love the fact that it is something that can be worn year after year. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays at The NY Melrose Family.

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  7. So adorable! This would be perfect to send the kids to school with so they don't get pinched ;) Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  8. Rachel,
    Ended up making a Shamrock Pin for myself...and thoroughly enjoyed wearing it. Thanks so much for the idea. If you want to take a peek.....
    http://jerryandkay.blogspot.com/2012/03/cute-shamrock-pin.html

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