St. Pat's Day Paper Necklace to Craft

MARCH - NATIONAL CRAFT MONTH 


Shamrock Green Necklace for St. Pat’s Day



It's National Craft Month and to help inspire you to craft, here is a simple craft that kids and adults can make for St. Pat's Day.  Keep in mind that St. Pat's Day parades are fast approaching, so now is the time to think about what you are going to wear to the parade.  


Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style this year by creating this pretty necklace. Face it, many of the St. Patrick’s Day items you purchase in party stores are OK, but you want more than shamrock socks and green plastic beads. This necklace is so quick and simple to make that you’ll be able to create one for everyone at your party.

If you do not have a die cut machine to cut your flowers, you can try cutting your own or use a fabric flower in place of the paper flower. 


Craft supplies you will need:
Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue®, ILovetoCreate™
Big Shot™ Machine, Sizzix®
Green Scrapbook cardstock, 8 1/2 by 11
Hole punch (1/8”)
Jump ring, silver, medium
Knitting needle or other object for shaping the petals
Pre-made black necklace
Tim Holtz Flower Die, Sizzix®
Tulip® 3-D Fashion Paint™ Clear Gellies, ILovetoCreate™ 
Tulip® Glam-It-Up™ 4mm Crystals and Studs, ILovetoCreate™
Tulip® Fashion Bead Paint, White

Cut the scrapbook paper in half and then create the petals with the Sizzix® die cut.  Cut out two sets of petals.

Fold each petal toward its center and then use a knitting needle or other item to roll the petals backward.

Glue each layer of petals on top of each other to create the flower.  

While the glue is drying, Use the clear gel paint to attach the crystal and studs to the center of the flower.  

 Apply a dot of the bead paint between the studs and crystals.  Let dry.
Punch a small hole in one of the petals and then place a medium-size jump ring to the hole.  Slip the black necklace through the jump ring to finish the piece.

Tomorrow:  Brand new craft product to arrive this fall  — Sneak peek tomorrow.