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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St. Patrick's Green Hat Lapel Pin

Hello Dear Crafty friends:

Today, we are celebrating  
Saint Patrick's day!

and as it is customary to wear something green on this day, I will be wearing this wood Green Hat Lapel Pin that I painted using my "DecoArt" acrylic paints...

painted green hat lapel pin for St. Patrick's

Here are the supplies used: wood pieces, acrylic "DecoArt" paints, "Metallics" acrylic paint in green and glitter!

supplies painted green hat lapel pin for St. Patrick's

I bought these wood shapes at Michael's (retailer store for Arts and Crafts here in the USA)...

wood to paint a green hat lapel pin for St. Patrick's

I base coat the entire pieces with cream paint "buttermilk", added some green around
and draw roughly with a white charcoal pen the shamrocks (3 heart shapes with a stem) using a small round brush #2

base coat step 1 to paint a green hat lapel pin for St. Patrick's

used 3 different greens to give shades and depth, add scrolls
to the big scroll I added silver glitter on the edge (with a glue pen, add glitter, shake excess and let dry..same process as if it was on paper for a card)

decorate step 2 to paint a green hat lapel pin for St. Patrick's

 close up of the shamrocks...

detail painted  green hat lapel pin for St. Patrick's

when covering a large area, I place the paint directly onto my piece on the center!
Then with the brush I distribute evenly the paint all over. 

This avoids putting paint on the palette and you are making sure that you are covering the entire piece evenly!

I give 2 to 3 coats for good coverage, let dry and glue a pin (photo above supplies) on the back to be used as a lapel pin!  

back painted  green hat lapel pin for St. Patrick's

I added some dots and more white glitter around the scrolls and the edge of the hat  using the glue pen.

painted detail green hat lapel pin

Finish By giving 3 coats of clear "DecoArt" Varnish (satin), the glitter will not come off and it protects the painted pin.

painted finished green hat lapel pin for St. Patrick's

if you do not want to use it as a lapel pin, here it is another idea...
(wood frame from Michael's)

painted framed green hat lapel pin for St. Patrick's

This project is a fun one to make and also a good idea for a gift.
They are quite easy and quick to paint as they are small...

To see more fun cards and projects for this day; 

Thanks for the visit and 
Happy Saint Patrick's Day!



  1. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love this!! You decorated it perfectly!! I wish I had one to wear today!! Happy St. Patrick's Day!! :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Happy St. Patricks Day!
    Love this little pin you have made, beautifully painted.

  3. Hi Bibiana,

    What a stunning little hat. You have made the Irish proud with this little fella, gorgeous piece of Art work.
    Happy St. Patrick's day.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  4. Superbe! Bises

  5. this is just lovely! I absolutely adore your style and even though I'm not Irish...I love how your sweet project turned out! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you! :)

  6. travail très minutieux pour un final superbe ! bravo !

  7. That hat pin is adorable, love it.

  8. Really special Well done .........Lis

  9. that is so pretty, love all your wonderful detail work!!

  10. Tu parles d'une belle surprise que ce chapeau de farfadet ! Il argrémente si bien la façade de ta carte! Wow !

  11. Trop belle cette broche ! Et elle finit en superbe décoration ! Bravo ! Bises

  12. This is such a pretty creation, such a special little hat, love it, hugs Carole Z X

  13. I love your St Patricks day pin, the perfect colour and the edging of glitter just finishes it off beautifully.

    Hugs Erika. x


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