St. Patrick’s Day is quickly approaching – steer clear of those pinching fingers by wearing this cute shamrock pin! Dig into your button jar and try this great stashbusting project; once you master the technique, you can also use it to make all kinds of other shapes as well!
- Green buttons (4 small, 4 medium), on hand or $1
- Wax thread or embroidery floss, on hand
- Pin back, on hand or $1
- Hot glue or E6000, on hand
Total: Free and up!
Making the stem:
- Sew through the first tiny button and tie the two pieces into a square knot on the back side. Cut the shorter thread.
- Take the next tiny button and using the thread, sew the next button beside the first button. They should touch each other.
- Repeat this step on the third tiny button. This completes the stem.
Making the clover:
- Sew through one of the medium sized buttons. Tie it in a square knot and then cut one of the threads.
- With one thread from the medium button and the one from the stem, tie the two together with a square knot.
- Using your glue of choice, attach them on top of the first medium button.
- Glue the bar pin on the back of the first medium button and at lease two of the tiny buttons.
- Sew through the three other medium buttons and tie them in the back using a square knot.
Note: You can use hot glue if you glue the buttons to where the thread from one is glued to the thread of the other.