What is it about small crafts that make them just so cute?! I have a mini embroidery hoop and a little shamrock was the perfect thing to fill it with - it turned out perfect. And I have a tutorial for you on how to make this mini Shamrock Hoop Art (it fits in the palm of my hand) - - as part of the Lifestyle Studios team.
Cute, right?! I love the simplicity of it.
--an embroidery hoop
--small square of neutral fabric (mine is oatmeal in color)
--small square of green fabric
--shamrock diecut or printed template (or you can freehand it)
First, cut your shamrock. You print an image off and cut it out and use it as a template. I used a diecut I had on hand from Lifestyle Crafts. I just placed it on my magnetic mat and hand-cranked it through my Evolution machine:
Then attach the shamrock to the neutral fabric - you could use a glue stick or fabric glue or fusible interfacing (that's what I used because I had it on hand). Then hoop up neutral fabric and cut away the excess.
Now it's time to add the embroidery. Just a few stitches around the edge adds tons of depth and personality to the craft.
I liked how each petal of the shamrock formed a heart, so I made my stitches outline the heart shape of each petal.
And then I made a little stem with the embroidery as well. Here's a view of the hand stitches:
And here's where you can get an idea of the scale of the hoop - tiny and cute:
If you love shamrock projects, I have several more ideas: Shamrock Projects