Sunday, March 7, 2010

Shabby Shamrocks

First, I want to say, Morgie's party turned out really cute! I'll share soon, I promise! But first I wanted to share something I made over the weekend. Like many of you, I'm sure, my kids have to wear uniforms to school. Their colors are blue, red & white. So I was thinking to myself, what can they do for St. Patrick's Day so they don't get pinched? (Layla at least, I'll have to think of something else for Blake!). I love the shabby fabric flowers that are all over the place, so I was playing around with drawing some at work, and I came up with this! Shabby Shamrocks!







They are so easy! This is what I started with. I folded a piece of paper in half, and then in half again, and drew a heart like shape in the corner.


After I cut it out, this is what I had. I also cut out a little stem shape.


I took the piece that I cut out of it (sorry, no pic of it whole, but I'm sure you get the idea!) and seperated it into 4 pieces. I only use 3 for this. Again, no picture of the next step, but I glued these pieces onto another sheet, and cut it out. That way I had one solid pattern. Then I just pinned it on the fabric and cut them out. Two layers of each, and some felt for the back.


I also decided to do a couple of round ones.






Here's Layla modeling one for us.



I'm linking this up to Categorically Crafting at Someday Crafts, the St. Patty's Day Linky Party at Craftaholics Anonymous, Look What I Made at Creations by Kara, Get Your Craft On at Today's Creative Blog, I Made It! at Everything Etsy and the DIY Project Parade at DIY Show Off. Also to Hair Crap Linky Party at A Girl & a Glue Gun & The Accessories Challenge at The CSI Project.

I think I might try putting a few in my Etsy shop (it's a work in progress!). Have a good week!



27 comments:

Heidi said...

They're darling!! Clever idea about how to make the shamrock with the heart shapes.

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hey Wendy. You really had a productive day. Love the shamrock idea. You're such a rockin' Mama. And Layla looks so cute with the one in her hair.

Oh' I saw that chic vintage yellow bag in your etsy shop. I love that. If I was still working and changing my purses all the time I would so buy that. That's gonna be a steal for someone. I just love it. When I was younger I was the shoe & purse queen.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Gordostyle said...

Love these!

janimal said...

Oooh, found this from following your comment on Blue Cricket's flowers. HAD to see the shamrock. Fantastic! I have a St Patrick's day party on Saturday, I hope I have time to make one of these! Need green fabric NOW. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing. If I make one, I will blog about it and link back to you.

The Real Me! said...

Very cute.
And "Hi" from the other side of the state!
Blessings,
Kim

Leanne said...

Those shamrocks are so cute. THanks for sharing this great idea. I love it.

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

Oh these are so cute! I want one :) will have to find the time to make one-it's so great!

Embellished Bayou said...

So cute! What a great way to wear a little green without going overboard, great idea.

Sunny Tuesday said...

Those are so fun! Perfect for your "green" on St. Patty's Day!

Jingle said...

These are super cute!!! I love them!

Regina said...

Great idea...love the tut!!

Hugs,
Regi

Atasha said...

Thanks for sharing how to make the Shamrock. I wanted to try to make some into appliques for onesies and I think this will work!

Their lovely

andreaberg said...

These are so cute. They would make a great pin or barrett.

Paula said...

Very cute! I like both the shamrock one and the round one.

Karen said...

Now that surprised me, because I thought it was going to be a pin. But hairbows are really cute!

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

I loved them and the tutorial was great! You gotta have something green! :)

Thanks for joining us for the party!

~Kim

Debbie in Nashville said...

You make it look so easy! Very cute!

mmtncrfts said...

Adorable! Thanks for sharing.

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L@Craftaholics Anonymous said...

Wendy,
Ok, how cute are these?! LOVE them!! Thanks for joining the party!
Happy St. PAtty's Day!
Linda

L@Craftaholics Anonymous said...

Wendy,
Ok, how cute are these?! LOVE them!! Thanks for joining the party!
Happy St. PAtty's Day!
Linda

L@Craftaholics Anonymous said...

hey wendy, just wanted to let you know i featured your cute shabby shamrock today :)

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Those shamrocks are adorable! We made some out of paper this year, but we may try fabric ones next year!

katkeen said...

These are TOO cute!! Thanks for the fun idea, I have a little girl here who would love something like this in pinks!!! I too am from Florida, a smidge to the south!! Bring on Spring! :)

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

love these~! they are soo cute! great fabric choice!

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

love these~! they are soo cute! great fabric choice!

just chic said...

this is so cute!

feltsocute said...

Adorable ~ love those fabrics!

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