It’s officially less than one week until St. Patrick’s Day. Which means I have to bust my butt to write a few more posts so I can share the remaining projects I have for this gloriously Irish holiday. I say glorious because I am a teensie-tiny bit Irish. But since I married into it, I really might as well consider myself 100% Irish. At least on Tuesday.
In honor of my heritage, I must celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in full force. At a bar. With green beer, bangers and mash, and corned beef and cabbage. And these adorable little shamrock coasters. Clearly everyone at the bar will be jealous of my shamrock coasters. No one has time for those tiny square drink napkins that stick to the bottom of your beer glass. Shamrock coasters are the way to go.
First you’ll need to decide which set you’d like to make. Either set will cost you less than $2. The hand-sewn set was a little harder and more time consuming, but turned out really cute. The glittery ones were very easy and quick. You’ll need green felt for either project ($.33 a sheet at Michael’s), and you’ll need a pack of foam clovers from the Dollar Tree for the glittery set.For the hand-sewn four leaf clover set, I used Google to find a clover that I liked. I then used it to trace my clovers onto felt. I cut out the felt clovers, and then hand-sewed them into another piece of felt. I trimmed the excess off, leaving a different color border. And because they were sewn with love (seriously. lots of love), I added a little heart to one of the shamrocks.For the sparkle set, I simply traced the foam clover onto felt, cut it out, and hot glued it to the foam. I used Modge Podge on the sparkle foam clover, so the glitter wouldn’t get everywhere. And I was done!If you’re really getting festive, you can print this tag and gift a set to neighbors or friends. Or just the random guy at the end of the bar. I’m sure he’ll appreciate it.