Posts tagged St. Patrick's Day
St. Patty's Day Brooch DIY
If you need to avoid pinches this St. Patrick's Day, this is an easy needle felting diy for you!

You'll need a few supplies: felting foam and needle, wool, sheet felt, scissors, pin back, glue gun, embroidery floss and needle for embellishments.

I freehand needle felted  a shamrock shape onto my sheet felt.  You can always draw yours first with some chalk if you need to.

It might be a bit fuzzy on the back.  That's okay--we'll trim and cover it up later.

Decide what shape you want your brooch to be.  I wanted a scalloped look, so I started with a circle and then cut out my design.

I then added a bit of embroidery detail to the felt.

My brooch needed a little something more, so I felted some dots into the edge. At this point I trimmed the fuzz on the back.

My brooch needed a little something more, so I added some felted dots to the edge. I trimmed the fuzz on the back at this point.

I cut another piece of felt to glue to the backside, then I glued the pin back onto the brooch.  Be mindful of the direction of your pin back as you attach it.

All done!

Here's a few other ideas for you. The possibilities are endless.  Each of these brooches took me twenty minutes tops--easy peasy!!

Let me know if you make something like this! I'd love to see it!

52 Weeks of Felting - Week 7
Happy weekend, folks! I've come down with a cold, so I'm taking it easy today. But that won't stop me from felting...though it may have slowed the process a bit. So, this week's project brings us a leprechaun. Check him out:

Of course, I had to give him a pot of gold...

As always, this guy is available here in my shop for 25% off until next Saturday. :)

Thanks for stopping by! Oh, and did you see my giveaway?  There are five days left to enter. It's over on Julie Ann Art...go see!