St Patrick’s day clovers- Boutonnieres

This Boutonniere is a wonderful edition to your St Patrick’s day clover crafts. this can be worn (and made) by both men and women and is a wonderful St Patrick’s day gift ideas.

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Img Via – Martha Stewart Living

 

If you have seen my post: St Patrick’s day clover pins┬áthen you know that it had been inspired by another craft that I had seen once a long while back. Well after a little searching and realizing it was actually a boutonniere and not a pin I found it. Its a made with different materials and I haven’t had the opportunity to make one yet myself. When I do i’ll update this post.

Supplies:

  • Fabrics of your choice
  • Waxed Paper
  • Paint Brush
  • Liquid Starch
  • Iron
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Floral wire
  • Craft Glue
  • Green Ribbon
  • Her Template – Here

Instructions:

  • Place the fabric on the wax paper.
  • Taking the liquid starch and paint brush coat both sides of the fabric.
  • Allow it time to dry.
  • Iron the fabric to flatten it.
  • Print and copy shamrock template or your own template.
  • Cut them out and using the pencil ┬átrace the template on the fabric.
  • Cut them out of the fabric, and add a crease in each leaf lengthwise.
  • Cut a four inch piece of floral wire.
  • Fold it in half, twist it until the end forms a tiny V, bend the v forward.
  • Using the craft glue, place the stems on the back of the shamrocks.
  • wrap ribbon around the stems, and add a corsage pin to the back.

 

I have seen a few comments that the starch may not last and they also use craft glue. I made mine using paper and felt. I also think that grapevine wire would make it look a little more realistic. I want to make a few of these in various forms and see what works well.

Hope you enjoyed this one Martha never ceases to amaze me.

 

 

 

 

Originally From Here.

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