Monday, March 12, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Pins

I decided to make St. Patrick's Day pins for my kids to wear. My sister made some for her kids a few years ago and I thought it was a great idea. Unlike a t-shirt, they will be able to wear them year after year.  Here's how mine turned out.

Here's the supplies I started with:

Needle and Thread
Shamrock Pattern

I started by cutting out some Shamrocks on my Silhouette. 

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

Then I sewed them together using a back-stitch and adding beads for embellishment.

Then I added the pin to the back. 

I decided that my son probably wouldn't want beads on his so I just stitched it.  I almost like it better.

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


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

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

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

  5. Hi, Stopping by to let you know I featured these for St. Patrick’s Day! Thanks for linking up!

  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.

  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!

  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.....