Monday, March 16, 2009

A Little Bit O' Green

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I found this project via Martha and made one for all my family so they will have a little something green to wear tomorrow on St. Patricks Day. One thing though - I used heavy green paper in place of the cotton fabric used in the instructions and they came out just as cute!
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Shamrock How-To
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Choose a mix of cotton fabrics (or heavy paper) in green solids and patterns.
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1. On waxed paper, use a paintbrush to coat both sides of a cotton swatch with liquid starch. Let it dry. Iron the fabric to flatten it (I skipped this step).
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2. Photocopy shamrock templates to desired sizes. Cut them out, and trace them on fabric; then cut out fabric shamrocks. Crease each leaf in half lengthwise.
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3. To make a stem, cut a 4-inch piece of floral wire; fold it in half, and twist it until the ends form a tiny V. Bend the V forward slightly and attach it to the back of each shamrock with a small dab of craft glue. Tie a bow around one stem or a bunch of shamrocks. Fasten to your clothing.
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5 comments:

Sasha said...

You are the best mom....
When do you have the time to do all the stuff you do?
Creative!!!!
I hope once we get moved I can take time to DO fun stuff! How are you feeling?

Sabina said...

Thank you Sasha. I am doing much better these days. Being sick sure can take a lot out of a person and this last go around knocked me flat!!

Love you!!

:)

P.S. I'm headed for Facebook to see if you've posted any new pictures!!

Content in a Cottage said...

Very nice, Sabina. I like this craft. Maybe next year. ♥Rosemary

Gail - northern California said...

Well, Sabina, thanks to you and Martha I now have five shamrock corsages...the fifth for me is still drying. Four friends and I are getting together for lunch today and I thought your little shamrock corsage using paper was just the perfect touch to add to our little get-together. You see, one of the ladies is going in for surgery and we wanted a little distraction for her.

Happy St. Patrick's Day! And, thank you!

Sabina said...

Hi Gail,

That is wonderful!! They really are such cute little corsages.
Enjoy your luncheon!!

:)

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