Monday, February 20, 2017

Hot Glue Shamrock Brooches

The following is a re-post of an earlier one - St Patrick's Day crafts never goes out of style!

Do you think you will be looking for something green to wear on St Paddy's Day to avoid getting pinched?  Say what now?  You know as the old saying goes .  .  .  people who wear green on that day are invisible to leprechauns and fairy creatures who would pinch anyone they could see, that is, anyone not wearing green.  

Why not pinch-proof yourself by making an adorable green brooch to wear made out of hot glue?  It's so quick and easy to do!

You will need:

Shamrock template
Hot glue gun/glue
Craft foam sheets
Pin back/E6000 glue


  • Trace shamrock onto a craft foam sheet. I used two different kinds, plain green and glitter green.

Using Plain Green Foam Sheet

  • Outline the pattern with hot glue - I found it's best to start with a well heated hot glue gun so that the glue flows easily.  Also, I had to "help" the glue stick by pushing down on it to try to keep the flow even.  I used a cheap glue gun and I could have had a steadier hand but it takes practice for me to keep the lines even.

  • Fill in the rest of the shamrock with hot glue.

Using Green Glitter Foam Sheet

  • While glue is still hot, add rhinestones/crystals and allow to cool.

  • Once cooled, cut shamrock out.

 Sorry about the air bubbles but that's the beauty of handcrafted items - there're always imperfections!

  • Apply pin fastener to back using E6000.  The glitter foam sheet had an adhesive backing so I removed the paper and placed interfacing on the sticky surface before adding the pin.

Cute, cute, cute!

These hot glue shamrock brooches are some of the cutest pieces of jewelry you can make to help celebrate the luckiest day of the year and be pinch-proof, too!

Thanks for stopping by

and take a little time to enjoy -

Happy Crafting!



  1. Those are adorable!! I would love to make some and hang in a window for the light to shine through!! #SCBH2015

  2. Those are so cute! so glad be to be hosting with you! followed you :)
    Jess @liverandomlysimple

  3. Wow! Super cute! The things that can be done with hot glue! I will have to pin this!

  4. Gail I love the sparkle in your cute pins! You come up with the cutest ideas and you know I especially love that the glue is going to keep that glitter at bay! Fun party and thank you for hosting it.

  5. Gail, so pretty! I'm afraid I'm still in Valentine's Day mode. :-)

  6. Those brooches are really sweet Gail! I have never thought of actually using hot glue for projects. What a great idea!

  7. What an amazing idea Gail. You are so creative!!!

  8. So cute! The gems are an especially lovely touch. And welcome to your first party hosting! So glad you could join us.

  9. Gail these are beautiful! Such a great way to wear some green on St. Patrick's Day and avoid getting pinched :-) #SCBH2015

  10. Such a great linky!!! Happy Thursday and thank you so much for linking up with OMHG WW! Please come and share with us again next week! xx Ashleigh @SimplyWright
    Co-Host, Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday Link Up

  11. A cute project Gail. Love the sparkles...A perfect project for the upcoming St. Paddy's day.

  12. I would have never thought of this idea, this is the cutest, i love these brooches!


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