St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t last just a day anymore–it’s a month-long celebration complete with parades, dinners, and wearing of the green. When I was in grade school, I used to push the limits of my Catholic school’s dress code with green accessories, right down to green shoelaces and nail polish. Although I’ll still wear green beads and a plastic leprechaun hat during my family’s annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner, I have developed an appreciation for more subdued Irish-themed accessories. Sometimes, I even make my own.
These appliqued Celtic pins are sewn from green and gold felt and embellished with simple embroidery. I admit, the pieces are pretty tiny, but I think the end result makes the patient snipping and stitching worthwhile.
Looking for other St. Patrick’s Day projects? Check out these cross-stitch designs–Shamrock and Thistle Pins and Irish Flag–which I featured previously on the blog.
|Shamrock & Thistle Cross-Stitch Pins|
|Cross-Stitched Irish Flag|