Friday, April 2, 2010

Clover Pin Craft

We made these cute lil pins to wear on St. Patrick's Day! And of course I snapped some pictures to share this fun craft with you guys. This is super easy and takes only like 20 minutes from start to finish and the best part is you can adapt the design to fit any holiday or occasion!
You start by gathering the following supplies:
1. Hot Glue Gun and hot glue sticks
2. Decorative Ribbon
3. Stiff Felt (I used glittery ones to add sparkle)
4. Adhesive Pins
5. Scissors
6. Sharpie Marker
7. Decorative Embellishments - we used the glitter foam clover stickers
8. Clover Cookie cutter (or whatever cookie cutter fits your theme)
I had to take a close-up of the cute ribbon I found!

And in case you don't know what an adhesive pin backing is - this is what I'm talking about. Not sure I'm even using the right name but a picture is worth a thousand words right?

Next take the foam and trace your cookie cutter on the BACK side of your felt (you don't want marker lines showing on the front of your pin!)

Next you will take you cute ribbon and hot glue it down around the outer edge of your design.

To add a background layer trace a wider design on the darker color felt. I just placed the cookie cutter on the felt and drew about 1/4 or more above the cutter. If you don't have the skills required to do this somewhat free-hand buy a large and small cookie cutter of the same shape!

Then just hot glue the pieces together! If you are using sparkly felt make sure to hot glue so that both pieces are sparkly side up.

Next add your embellishments. However and wherever you like!
And last but not least remove the strip from the adhesive pin backing and hot glue it in the middle of the back of your pin. Because no the adhesive won't stick real well to furry felt.

I made each one just a tad different to experiment. We show them off below:

Have fun crafting!


sister sheri said...

Hi Ivy!

I loved your 10 quirks! Especially the blue highlighter... I happen to be using one in my SLI book because it was the closest one I could reach.

I'm looking forward to learning some of the words you make up!

Hope you had a great Easter!

Christine said...

Your children are so cute! Thanks for sharing this craft tip! I'm bookmarking it! :)