DIY Cute as a Button Shamrock

DIY Cute as a Button Shamrock

You can make one or more of these fun button shamrocks to decorate your home, classroom, or self for St. Patrick’s Day. While I glued magnets to the back of the clothespin stem, you can glue a dowel to the back and poke it into a plant or clip it onto a chain to wear as a necklace!

One thing is for sure, no matter how you use it, it will give a whimsical Irish flair to whatever it adorns.

Supplies Needed to Make a Button Shamrock Craft:

  • Spring-style clothespin
  • Green paint
  • 3 large, green buttons
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Magnets

Tools Needed:

  • Paint brush
  • Hot glue gun

The first thing you need to do is paint your clothespin. While I used green paint, you can certainly use whatever color you like. How about making several, painting each one a different color from the rainbow! No matter what color (or colors) you choose, paint all parts of the clothespin and then let the paint dry.

 Paint shamrock clothespin

When the clothespin paint is dry, glue one of the buttons onto the top (pinching side) of the clothespin using the hot glue stick and glue gun.

glue button onto clothespin

Now, gluing on the other two buttons can be a little bit tricky. This is mainly because only a small area of the button will touch the clothespin. The trick is finding something else that the buttons can sit on — the obvious choice was to grab a couple more clothespins.

I set those clothespins on either side on the painted one. I then squeezed a generous amount of hot glue onto the edge of one of the buttons and gently pressed it in place. Do the same with the last button. Let the glue cool. You might want to then flip it over and add some extra glue just to secure them.

glue on other buttons

Finally, flip your shamrock over and glue a few magnets to the back. You want to make sure the magnets will be strong enough to hold the shamrock in place once you clip something onto it.

glue magnets onto shamrock

As I mentioned previously, you don’t have to add magnets. You can use it as a clip as it is or you can glue it to a dowel or just about anything else. You can even wear this shamrock! Clip it onto a string or chain or even glue a pin to it.

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9 comments for “DIY Cute as a Button Shamrock

  1. 03/02/2015 at 10:07 am

    How cute. Totally packed with #CreativeGoodness.

    QuiltShopGal
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  2. 03/02/2015 at 2:28 pm

    This is so cute! What a great idea. I can’t wait to try this with my kids.

  3. 03/07/2015 at 4:30 pm

    This is adorable and so clever! I love crafts like this that are quick to make, and these would be a great little gift for someone also! Thanks! I would love if you would drop by and link this up at Celebrate It! blog party! It is where you can share how you celebrate the everyday things of life!
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  4. 03/09/2015 at 9:06 am

    Oh my goodness, this is ridiculously cute! Such a clever and quick craft to make too!

    Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop!

    Wishing you a lovely week!
    xoxo

  5. 03/10/2015 at 7:23 pm

    This is adorable…and you make it look easy! Thank you for sharing at the Friday Favorites Link Party…I hope to see you again this week!!:)

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