As we celebrate the irish, why not make some shamrock or four leaf clover for luck? I have made these for my wedding bouquets and button holes to add some wedding day luck and thought they were an appropriate felty thing to share on this Irish of Irish days!
To make them you need:
- 4 x 1 inch squares of green felt
- 4 x 3 inch metal wires (I used jewelry making wire – listed in my tools post, but you can use anything bendy)
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Green floral tape
You can find out more about where to buy the above here
Cut the four squares into hearts, either using a template or by eye (mine were by eye).
Dab some glue on to the tip of the heart, place the wire on top then lightly fold the tip together with the wire inside. This gives you a leaf.
Repeat this four times.
Now put them all together, place two next to each other and twist the wires together. Then place the third into the right position, next to leaf two and opposite leaf one. I found placing the wire at right angles helped here. Twist again. Now place the final leaf in the gap, again with the wire at a right angle and twist together.
At this point you may need to sculpt the leaves slightly to make the form you want. At the end wrap the wire in green floral tape.
May the luck of the irish be with you!
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