DIY St. Patrick’s Day Party Beads with Mod Podge

st patrick's day party necklace beads

Celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day with a DIY party necklace.  It was soooo dang easy to whip up!  We used Mod Podge to attach papers to the back of our Faceted Shapes and Podgeables.  The shamrocks were buttons that we clipped the shanks off with wire cutters… so simple!

Quick 30 Sec. How To Video!

What you need:
Mod Podge Facet Cut Shapes
Mod Podge Podgeable Shapes – Basic Shapes
Mod Podge Sparkle
Inspired Classics – Green Gem Drops 3602
Green dot paper
Pencil
Scissors
Heavy-duty glue
Flat shamrock charms
Hemp Cord
Green beads
Jewelry pliers
Jump-rings

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1. Trace the large circle Facet Podgeable shapes over green dot paper scrapbook paper. Cut out the circle shape. You can use a circle punch if you have one. Repeat this step for 4 small Podgeable circles.

2. Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge Sparkle to the back of the Podgeable Facet Shape and to the top of the cut paper. Position the paper on the back of the Podgeable. Smooth with your fingers to remove any air-bubbles. Apply a top-coat of more Sparkle Mod Podge to the back of the shape. Allow to dry. Repeat for the 4 small Podgeables circles.

3. Using heavy-duty glue, attach a shamrock shape to the tops of the Podgeables. Allow to dry completely before moving onto the next step.

4. Cut a long piece of help cording. Thread beads onto the cord in either a random or balanced pattern. Make this long like a string of Mardi Gras beads. Tie off the end with a triple knot.

5. Attach a jumpring to each shape with pliers. Attach the Podgeables to the strung beads. Position the large Facet Podgeable in the center. Add the smaller ones to the sides. Attach the Green gem drops to the beads.

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DIY: St. Patrick’s Day Hair Clips

Spring Green Hair Clips…
Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!!

I know Tangerine Tango is the hot hot color…but don’t we all need a little green.  These are easy to whip up!

Hair Clip Materials:
Green decorative paper
Wood poker chip
Scissors
Mod Podge gloss
Large green button
Green rhinestone
Gem glue
E6000 glue
Green ribbon
Barrette clip

Bobby Pin Materials:
Small wood disk
Foam paintbrush
Folkart paint – 644 Grass Green
FolkArt Extreme Glitter – peridot
Small flower embellishment
Green rhinestone
Gem glue
E6000 glue
Bobby Pin

To make the hair clip:

1. Trace the poker chip onto the paper, cut out circle. Apply Mod Podge to the backside of the paper. Position onto the chip. Topcoat with a layer of Mod Podge. Allow to dry.

2. Glue a button in the center of the papered poker chip. Use glue to attach a rhinestone in the center of the button.

3. Glue a strip of ribbon down the center or the barrette. Glue the poker chip in the center of the clip.

To make the bobby pin:

1. Paint the wood disk with 1 coat of green grass. Once dry, apply two coats of extreme glitter. Once dry, attach a small flower embellishment and a rhinestone in the center

2. Glue a strip of ribbon across the base of the bobby pin using heavy-duty glue. Glue the wood disk in the center.

101 Tees: Irish You Were Beer

Irish Eyes are Smiling!

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner!  You still have time paint up tee and show off your Irish Pride!   For this design I made stencils using freezer paper, you could also use self-stick shelf liner.

Custom cut stencils are a snap to make!  For ease of cutting, always use a sharp craft knife and a self-healing mat.

Materials:
Paper Printed with an Irish saying
Green T-Shirt
Marker
Freezer Paper or self-stick shelf liner
Craft Knife
Self Healing Mat
Ruler
Iron
Stencil Brush
FolkArt White Fabric Paint

Steps:
1.  Begin by printing an Irish saying onto a piece of paper.  Chunky letters work best.  Re-size the letters as needed.

2. Make a stencil of the saying by laying freezer paper (wax side down) or shelf liner over the words.  Tape both pieces to the self-healing mat. Use the sharp craft knife to cut out the design leaving a border around the design.

3. Position the freezer paper stencil in the center of the tee. Use a warm iron to attach the wax side of the paper to the tee. For shelf liner, stick the cutout design to the tee. Stick the insides of the letters to the tee.  (this is for letters like o, a b)

4. Dab a stencil brush in white fabric paint. You want to work with a semi-dry brush, so tap off enough excess paint. Working up and down, tap the brush over the stencil.  Allow the paint to dry. Peel off the stencil and follow the manufacturer’s instructions to heat set the paint.

Make it: Altered Domino Pendant for St. Patrick’s Day

st patricks day domino pendant
If you wanna create a quick and fun necklace to show off your Irish pride on St. Patrick’s day all you need to do alter a domino with a little Mod Podge, Dimensional Magic and an Irish image. To add a little glitz attach a few rhinestones or add a little glitter glue.

Materials:
2051 – Royal Coat Dimensional Magic – Clear
CS11239 – Mod Podge Paper – Gloss, 16 oz.
Domino
Irish image (shrunk to fit)
Scrap paper
Scissors
Foam paintbrush
Gem glue
Rhinestones
Bail
E6000 glue
Ball chain

Steps:
1. Trace the domino onto the Irish image, cut out circle. Apply Mod Podge to the backside of the paper. Position onto the domino. Topcoat with a layer of Mod Podge. Allow to dry. Cut small strips of scrap paper and attach them around the domino in the same fashion as the top.

2. Attach rhinestones to the top and bottom of the domino using gem glue. Once dry, apply a think coat of dimensional magic to create a high gloss finish.

3. Using heavy-duty glue, attach a bail to the back side. Once dry, attach to a ball chain.

Make It: Irish Luck Sign

Whip up a quick front door sign to show off your Irish pride.


Materials:
Mod Podge Gloss
Folkart paint – 644 Grass Green
FolkArt Extreme Glitter – peridot
Wood plaque – long and skinny
Paintbrushes
Scrapbook paper – green stripe
2 silk flowers – green
Buttons – 4
Chipboard letters – green
Hot Glue

Steps:

1. Paint the wood plaque grass green.

2. Trace around the plaque onto the scrapbook paper. Cutout the shape. Apply Mod Podge to the tag and the back of the paper. Place the paper on the plaque. Apply more mod podge to the top, press with your finger until smooth. Apply more Mod Podge is necessary. Smooth your brush strokes.

3. Using extreme glitter, dry brush glitter over the edges of the plaque and over the scrapbook paper.

4. Hot glue the silk flowers to the edges. Attach layered buttons in the center of the flowers. Hot glue the words “Irish Luck” or the words of your choice across the plaque.