Stitched Felt Shamrock

Stitched and beaded felt shamrock ornament

What You'll Need:

9 1/4" x 4 3/4" Green Hard Felt
Green Embroidery Floss
Yellow Embroidery Floss
Needle
Scissors
Glue
Yellow Glass Seed Beads
White Glass Seed Beads
Letter Beads
Ribbon
White Paper
Pencil

Courtesy of Olga Tarbeeva
Approximate Time: 2 Hours
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

How to Make a Stitched Felt Shamrock


Some bright yellow and white stitching and glass seed beads make create an intricate Celtic pattern on a felt shamrock ornament. Add the hanging loop and hang it on a door knob, window pane or anywhere that needs a little St. Paddy's Day spirit!
 
  • 1 Draw shamrock Shamrock drawn on paper

    Draw a shamrock on a plain, white piece of paper. Cut it out.

  • 2 Trace Shamrock drawn on green felt

    Trace the paper shamrock onto felt.

  • 3 Cut out Green felt shamrock

    Cut out the felt shamrock. Repeat Step 2 and 3, and make another one.

  • 4 Sew ribbon Ribbon bordered green felt shamrock

    Sew ribbon around the shamrock. Use a running stitch, and make the stitches very short so they will be almost invisible on the ribbon.

  • 5 Glue letter beads Green felt shamrock with beads and ribbon

    Glue letter beads spelling out "LUCKY" to the shamrock.

  • 6 Bead around letters Stitched Felt Shamrock

    Bead around the letters by poking the needle up through the felt near the edge of the letter bead. Add 2 beads, then push them down.

  • 7 Poke needle back down Beaded green felt

    Poke the needle back down through the felt. Now there will be 2 stitched beads.

  • 8 Pull thread through Beaded green felt

    Poke the needle back through the felt so it comes out between the 2 beads. Pull the thread all the way through, then pull the needle and thread through the last bead.

  • 9 Add 2 more beads Beaded green felt

    Add 2 more beads. Repeat Steps 6 through 8 to sew these 2 beads.

  • 10 Color coordinate beads Beaded green felt

    Use white and green beads for different letters.

  • 11 Decorate with stitching Stitched green felt

    Continue decorating the shamrock with stitching and embroidery floss. Create any pattern using a simple running stitch.

  • 12 Continue stitching Stitched and beaded green felt shamrock

    Continue stitching using different colors of embroidery floss until the desired pattern is complete.

  • 13 Embellish with seed beads Stitched and beaded green felt shamrock

    Sew yellow seed beads onto the stitching on the felt shamrock.

  • 14 Glue ribbon Ribbon glued to felt

    Glue a piece of ribbon to the back of the shamrock.

  • 15 Glue shamrocks Two shamrock cutouts

    Glue the shamrock's back side and glue the 2 shamrocks together, sandwiching the ribbon loop in between.