St. Patrick’s Day is almost here, and if you are like me and have a lack of green clothing, these pins will help avoid the dreaded pinches! You can make them just for yourself, or, I have also included a printable pdf to make them into fun little gifts for your friends (you choose if they get a pinch before you give them their pin :) ) Here is what you will need:
- Green Polymer Clay
- Bar Back Pins
- Small Heart Cutter
Note: If you don’t have or don’t want to purchase a heart cutter, you can cut a heart template out of cardstock and cut the clay by hand.
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
- Super Glue (E6000 or Polymer Clay Glue would also work)
- Green Glitter Paint or Nail Polish (optional)
- Backing Card PDF (optional)
Roll your polymer clay out in a sheet that is about 1/8″ thick and cut out as many hearts as you want (you will need 4 per pin)
Follow the directions on your polymer clay’s package to bake the hearts. Allow to cool completely.
Step 3: Using small dots of super glue, glue together the hearts to form a shamrock shape. (They will get more fully secured once the pin is glued on)
Step 4: Hot glue the bar pin to the back of the shamrock.
Step 5: Paint them with the glitter paint to add some sparkle!
Step 6: If you would like to make them into gifts, print out the backing card pdf and attach the pins to the cards.