St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that kind of creeps up on me! It is usually that morning that I remember that I need to wear green, and that starts the annual mad scramble through the closet for something appropriate. This year I am prepared! I made something that I can keep in my jewelry case to wear every year, like a tradition! Go me. This shamrock craft hat pin was easy to put together, and honestly- I think it is pretty stinking cute!
DIY Shamrock Craft Hat Pin Supplies:
- Darice Shamrock Picture Punch
- Darice Felt Black Top Hat
- Darice Pin Back
- Gold Paddle Wire
- Metallic Gold Tissue Paper
- Styrofoam Piece
- Glitter Sheet in Gold & Green (1/2″ by 4″ strip)
- Darice Heavy Duty Glue Gun
Begin your shamrock craft by creating your shamrock shapes. You can do this using a craft punch, electronic cutting machine, or a template.
Cut half of the shamrocks from the Glitter Silk paper facing up, and the other half of the shapes with the Glitter Silk paper facing down. This will give you shapes that will line up perfectly when you sandwich them together, back to back.
Wrap gold craft wire on a bamboo skewer, or similar tube shaped object. Trim wound wire into approximately 3″ coiled sections. Leave a straight edge on both ends of the coiled wires.
Using a hot glue gun, sandwich two shamrock shapes with the wire in the center.
Decide which end of your felt hat you would like facing towards the front. Using scissors, trim the opposite end of the hat brim.
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Shaunte is a chocolate-loving SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. She has been published a few times, been to a few trade shows, taught a few classes, worked for a few design teams…but has not yet lost the love for this hobby. Shaunte loves it for the creative outlet, and the good people she has met along the way. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material).