May I present, the second in my 'Pocket Sneaker' series - Lucky Pocket Sneakers (...I just made that name up, what do you all think!?) Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, these shamrocks can be slipped somewhere special to wish somebody a little extra luck. Maybe your little one has a test at school - send a little luck their way with a Lucky Pocket Sneaker in their lunchbox!! Or perhaps somebody is nervous to present a speech, or give a talk - how good would it feel if they found a little lucky charm in their pocket, or briefcase :-)
Similar to my Valentine's Day Heart Pocket Sneakers, they are felt, machine sewn and stuffed with polyester fill. For the hearts I used a cookie cutter to make the shape, this time I used a foam shamrock I had bought for my other St. Patrick's Day project (...see below) and made it a little larger, just using the shamrock as a template and marking around it on the felt. I used pinking shears to cut them out (just 6 this time as there was no game of hide and seek to play... not yet anyway!), sewed them together, stuffed and sewed shut. And there you go, all done with lots of time for some St. Patrick's Day baking later this week.
I am super excited for how this turned out, and also how inexpensive it was to make! A recent Walmart trip meant an excuse to pick up some green paint chips, pretending that our next wall would be coloured Emerald Green hehe... Last year I had seen this idea on Pinterest (where else of course!) and tried it for Spring bunting at Easter time (check it out here) so used the same scalloped punch to cut out all different shades. A single hole punch cut out two holes at the top of each circle ready for the string.
|Bunting displayed with original watercolours - painted by my |
Granny who lives in Dublin, Ireland... how appropriate :-P
For 10 feet of space I wanted to decorate, I used about 11 feet of twine, 28 circles of paint chip colours (so only around 15 paint chips, depending on the size of your punch of course) and 14 foam shamrocks.
Have a fantastic week getting crafty for St. Patrick's Day, especially if it's a week off work/school for you too. I'm excited to get going on some crafty projects I've been saving up... oh and some tidying/sorting too... Less exciting.
Anyhow, enjoy!! I'm looking forward to seeing all of your March projects too - leave me a comment and send me a link to your blog :-)