Monday, March 11, 2013

Pinch Proof Shamrock Pin

We don't really do a whole lot for St. Patrick's day. But I decided that I needed a little something green to make me pinch proof on St. Patty's Day so I whipped up this little pin.

I started out by downloading last week's free shape from the Silhouette store. I un-grouped the file so that I could use just the shamrock.

Then my Silhouette machine cut out a perfect shamrock out in both the patterned paper and the green cardstock. I then glued the patterned clover on top of the green clover just to give it a little extra support and weight.

Then I used Mod Podge Dimensional Magic to give it a dimensional glazed effect. Tip for working with MP Dimensional Magic: Start from the middle of your project and work out. Keep a straight pin handy to pop out any air bubbles that may appear.

I let it dry overnight then attached a pin back to the back of it with hot glue and voila! A cute shamrock St. Patty's pin!

This post is part of a monthly Silhouette challenge created by Lauren at The Thinking Closet. Check out the links below for more projects by some talented crafty ladies using their Silhouette machines.

Gender Neutral Onesies & Free Cut Files - (The Thinking Closet)
Personalized Kindle Fire Cover - (Daily Dwelling)
Their WORD for 2013: A Gift - (An Elegant Touch)
Lucky - (Sugar Bee Crafts)

Interested in joining us for our group posting event next month?  We'd love to have you.  Simply contact Lauren from The Thinking Closet by email.


  1. Great idea for the pinch proof. I'm down for making one. Never thought of this. Thanks

  2. Wow, what a simple piece that really packs a punch! I have never heard of MP Dimensional Magic before, but now I'm intrigued...especially because "magic" is in the title. Ha ha. Great job! And way to protect yourself from pinches this year!

  3. These are so cute! I'm also very intrigued by the Dimensional Magic. I may have to add that to my Mod Podge collection. Thanks for introducing it.

  4. Woah super cute and fast...(not counting overnight)! I might make one for the boyfriend to wear to work!