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Make your own Shamrock Brooch
I have been up to so much sparkly fun. I just can't wait to share it. I hope you enjoy it, as much as I did. I had this idea swimming in my head, so I tried it out today, and voila, I think it is a whole lot of fun, and oh so easy!!

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  • How to make a paper brooch. Shamrock Brooch - Step 1
    Step 1

    First I cut out all of my shamrocks... (meanwhile the hot glue gun heated up)

  • How to make a paper brooch. Shamrock Brooch - Step 2
    Step 2

    Then, I started layering them, adding a tiny pearl of hot glue in the center. Layer biggest to smallest...

  • How to make a paper brooch. Shamrock Brooch - Step 3
    Step 3

    Once all layered, I give them a firm push in the center, to make sure they are really stuck together.

  • How to make a paper brooch. Shamrock Brooch - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then, I give each shamrock, starting with the top one and working to the bottom one, a little fold, to make them a bit more 3-d...

  • How to make a paper brooch. Shamrock Brooch - Step 5
    Step 5

    Once they are all folded up very gently, and look like this, I am ready to attach a safety pin to the back.

  • How to make a paper brooch. Shamrock Brooch - Step 6
    Step 6

    My advice, attach the safety pin before you embellish... I found that the center of the upper backmost shamrock is the best placement for the safety pin... I used a smallish safety pin, so it would not hang off the edges.

    You can use those specially made brooch back pins that you can get at any craft store. The kinds that simply have to be glued to the back of the brooch. However, I chose a simple safety pin, because I wanted this to be easy, easy.

  • How to make a paper brooch. Shamrock Brooch - Step 7
    Step 7

    So now for the fun part! Glitter! I looove glitter! You will need some Elmer's glue (or any craft glue) and a small paintbrush.

  • How to make a paper brooch. Shamrock Brooch - Step 8
    Step 8

    Make sure you have all your glitters out too. I also used Mica flakes on the super colorful brooch.

  • How to make a paper brooch. Shamrock Brooch - Step 9
    Step 9

    Get out any fun stuff you want to use! I started embellishing, with the middle, but you can start anywhere you'd like...

  • How to make a paper brooch. Shamrock Brooch - Step 10
    Step 10

    You will then simply, use your paintbrush to paint glue on the petals of the shamrock. I painted the glue on, and glittered little by little. With each individual petal. As, the glue dries fast, and if you do more than one petal at a time, you might not get good glitter coverage...

  • How to make a paper brooch. Shamrock Brooch - Step 11
    Step 11

    You will notice that the color of the flower shimmers through, even if you cover it with silver or gold fine shimmer. In person, you can still see hints of the green, which is really pretty...

  • How to make a paper brooch. Shamrock Brooch - Step 12
    Step 12

    As you work along, your brooch will start to look like this...

  • How to make a paper brooch. Shamrock Brooch - Step 13
    Step 13

    Once you are completey done, let your shamrock brooch dry really well. The drier it gets, the prettier the glitter sparkles. You can also add a giant stone to the middle of your flower, or a button... Anything really, even an old rhinestone earring that you just have one of?

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BluGinhm
BluGinhm · Kent, Ohio, US
I love this pin! I've made a few - all different, all beautiful, and very easy!
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