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Published on March 15th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell


How To: Recycled Shamrock Brooch!

How To: Recycled Shamrock Brooch

Don’t have anything green to wear for St. Patrick’s Day this Sunday? Whip up this quick and easy shamrock brooch so you don’t get pinched!

What You Will Need:

1. A book page

2. Recycled cardboard (like a cereal box)

3. Glue. If you can, use eco-glue.

4. Hot glue/hot glue gun

5. Green crayons or markers

6. A brooch pin. You can find these at your local craft store.

7. Pencil or pen

8. Scissors

How To Do It:

1. Draw a shamrock on your book page like so:

How To: Recycled Shamrock Brooch

Then, cut it out.

2. Place your book page shamrock onto your recycled cardboard and draw a larger shamrock. Then, cut it out.

How To: Recycled Shamrock Brooch

3. Color both of the shamrocks. I colored the cardboard one dark green and the book page one light green.

How To: Recycled Shamrock Brooch

4. Glue both of the shamrocks together. Then, let them dry.

5. Turn it over and hot glue your brooch pin to the back.

Once the hot glue dries, your shamrock brooch is ready to wear! Isn’t it adorable?

Did you make any St. Patrick’s Day crafts? Last year I made a Toilet Paper Roll Shamrock that I loved! Share your eco-friendly craft ideas in our Green Crafts Showcase or in the comment section below! I love seeing your ideas!


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Hello! I'm Bonnie -- a craft nerd, musician, writer, furniture and vintage lover, crafter, and diyer! If you would like to learn more about me, I also have my own blog, Revolutionaries, where I write about more craft projects, furniture redos, and my faith! You can also find me on , Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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