St. Patrick’s Day

Regardless of your heritage, you’re probably aware of St. Patrick’s Day – March 17th! Many will observe by wearing their green shirt, catching up with friends at their favorite local pub and attending parades – that is,  if you live in a big city! I know in my home we’ll (or some) will have cornbeef and cabbage!

However, I have not even come close to creating a project (bad me!) BUT I love revisiting projects from years gone by…at this point I would say visit my blog from March of 2011 – however….there were issues with our updating to the new blog that some photos didn’t download properly – but not to fret our team is working on it – but i won’t keep you hanging… I’ll post my photos (that I’ve saved) and walk you through some parts – others trust me you won’t have an issue…


Materials Needed: I selected several green buttons for the project but ended up using lapetite: 910 There is a variety of great green, gold buttons from La Mode; Favorit Findings; Green Earth…
Clover template (which you can pull off the internet); pencil; scissors; green roll crepe paper; scrapbook paper (your choice); ink pad; needle & thread; ribbon; self-adhesive pin-back.

st pats clover templatest pats scrap

st pats ink edgest pats glitter

Select the paper you want to use – trace – cut – glue (remeber to add a heavier cardstock for support). I gave the edges an aged look by inking and then added gold glitter for some shine…

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Next step is the roll crepe paper – fold in half and then stitch as shown. I wanted to make a pinwheel rosette…Pull and you’ll create a gather. Glue to your clover/shamrock (off center it). I’m sure there may be an easier way – but it worked for me!

lapetite buttonst pats crepe and clover

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Last final steps – as stated above – glue crepe paper to shamrock. Add ribbon green and sheer. Adhere your buttons – I actually used Green Earth #2767  and added lapetite on top. Don’t forget to add a pinback.

Final st pats



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