Karen here and today’s post is inspired by the look of the 1930’s and a craft I saw on Rookno.17 .com for St. Patrick’s day. When I saw this adult sized craft I wanted to try to make a similar kid friendly version that could be used as a pin or a pendant for St. Patrick’s Day Doll play.

To create your own Pin or Pendant you will need:

  • Green Chenille Stems ( Thank you to Darice and Consumercrafts.com for the stems used in today’s post)
  • Small buttons
  • Green Embroidery Thread (Thank you to Coats&Clark for the thread used in today’s post)
  • Scissors
  • Gem Stones
  • Glue (I used hot glue but craft glue would also work)
  • Needle & Thread
  • Scrap felt
  • A Small Safety Pin

Step 1- Take a Green Stem or Pipe cleaner from the package and fold it in half. Use your scissors to cut it in half, save one piece for the pendant and the other for the pin.

Step 2- Fold the pipe cleaner in half again and twist, this will be the top of the shamrock.

Step 3- Twist one end again to make the right side of your shamrock and fold the end facing down this will be part of the stem.

Step 4- Repeat on the opposite side and twist the bottom stems together.

Step 5- Glue or sew a button in the center of your pipe cleaner shamrock

Step 6- For the pin backing cut a 1 1/2 inch circle out of white felt or felt of your choice. Use your scissors to snip the edges to make a fray around he felt edge.

Step 7- Glue or sew your shamrock into place. Add a gem stone for some sparkle to the center of the button and glue it into place.

Step 8-  Open a small safety pin and sew the side that doesn’t open to the felt, you could add glue and another piece of felt over the pin edge, it is up to you.

Step 9- Pin on your dolls St. Patrick day outfit or coat

To create the pendant repeat steps 1-5 of the pin instructions and cut 30 inches of embroidery thread. Place the ends together and find the center of the thread use the loop in the center and place it through the top of the shamrock shape you made as shown in the photos above, then thread the ends through the loop and pull closed. Now your necklace is ready to tie around your dolls neck.

Now your dolls are ready for their vintage 1930’s St. Patrick’s day look!

I hope your dolls enjoy wearing this fun vintage jewelry! Why not make some for yourself and your doll friends. I look forward to sharing more doll play ideas with you again next week.