Monday, February 27, 2012
Need an easy St. Patrick's Day craft? How about a glittery green shamrock necklace?
For the base of the shamrock, I used some oven bake polymer clay. It's super cheap, and really easy to use. This package of white cost less than $2 at Jo-Ann Fabrics.
To make the shape of the shamrock, I cut out a small heart and traced it four times in a circular pattern, each time placing the point in the center.
To protect my work surface, I like to tape some parchment paper down and work with the clay on it.
Start by rolling out a small piece of clay to about 1/2" thickness. I used a rolling pin that I have retired from the kitchen. Anything you use with the clay shouldn't be used with food again- just a reminder.
Lay your shamrock shape on top of the clay. Or you can free hand it, if you're good at that. I'm not.
Using a craft knife, carefully cut out the shape.
A quicker method? A small shamrock cookie cutter! That would be great! But if you're like me and have none, the paper method works, too.
When it's cut out, poke a couple of holes in it for hanging.
Place it on a cookie sheet (on parchment paper) and bake according to the package directions.
Let it cool, and then squeeze on a bunch of sparkly green glitter glue. The more, the better!
Let the glue dry, add some jump rings,
and some chain, and you're done!
Sparkly and cute!
Perfect for you...
or someone else :)
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