lucky buttons tutorial
March 16th, 2014
One of the odd, unwritten blog rules is “thou shalt not blog on weekends,” but I’m crazy like that I guess. Besides tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day. And one of the unwritten rules of having school age children is “you must participate in every holiday no matter what.” Pi day? Talk like a pirate day? 100th day of school? Grandparents day? Crazy sock day? I have celebrated them all.
I have also prepared for all of them frantically the night before or the morning of said holiday. If you are nodding in agreement, this craft is for you. If you are throughly prepared with crocheted red beards and cardboard leprechaun hats or if you are genuinely Irish and have been corning your beef for weeks (or however it’s done) then you don’t need me and my slap dash craft.
(a last minute St. Patrick’s day craft)
- one button up shirt
- green felt
1. cut your felt into 5 (or however many buttons your shirt has) 2 inch squares
2. cut a shamrock shape out of each square. No, you don’t need a template. You got this. Just think 3 hearts and a stem. Don’t forget to make one lucky 4 leafed one!
3. fold the top leaf down and cut a little slit in the shamrock. Don’t cut too far! It only has to be as big as the buttons on your shirt.
4. button up your shirt and then slip the shamrocks over the buttons. Voila! Celebrate you are an awesome parent day! You’ve earned it.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!