{How To} Scrappy Shamrock – St. Patty’s Style

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That pesky scrap basket is full again and I am noticing a fair amount of green in the mix.

Something is telling me that a holiday craft is in order.

The Scrappy Shamrock is an easy project to clear out your scrap basket. Create a bunch and wrap them around a chocolate bar for an easy holiday treat.
This project is for all levels.

Skill Level- 1 Button


  • green fabric scraps
  • felt
  • button
  • poly fil
  • candy bar
  • paper
Be sure  to start with pressed scraps.  To be honest, I thought I was going to make these perfect little quilts but then I came to my senses and just free formed it!

Basic Instructions:

  1. Start with pressed scraps.  Any size is fine but straight edges are a must.
  2. Place two pieces right sides together and with sewing machine; straight stitch 1/4″ away from edge.  Press open and continue to build your mini scrap quilt.  To make this process easy, I worked in blocks; then joined them together to create one larger piece.
  3. Draw a quick Shamrock on scrap paper, pin and cut shape from felt.
  4. Pin felt shape to wrong side of mini quilt; straight stitch all around with machine (or blanket stitch by hand) leaving a small section open; lightly stuff with poly fil; stitch closed.
  5. Cut around your outline for your finished shape.  Additional stitching can be added to the Shamrock for dimension.
  6. Attach button in the center through all layers.
  7. For fun, I wrapped a candy bar in paper and tied the Shamrock on for a fun detail.

These little cuties have a lunch date on 3/17.

Now, if only I could find that pot of gold….

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  1. These are so cute, love the idea! Thanks!

  2. These are great Heather! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Reblogged this on A little of this..A little of that.. and commented:
    Heather always has fantastic ideas for fun little projects =) Love these little shamrocks 🙂

  4. Beth J. Beal says

    This is just adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  5. How cute & how green (in every sense)! These can be changed into other Holiday motifs. Now you’ve started my mind whirling, Heather.

  6. Love this! Absolutely darling. Now if only you and I could find that pot of gold 🙂

  7. These are so cute! Thanks for linking up to A Pinteresting Party this week. 🙂

  8. These are adorable!! Thank you for sharing them at Sharing Saturday! Have a wonderful week!

  9. What a cute little idea – adding the button to the centre really makes them look great!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  10. they turned out super sweet!

  11. Love the shamrock. Love Ellen D too, she is so funny. I would love for you to share at Bacon Time’s Go Green linky and Group Giveaway if you have not already.

  12. Jennifer Hutchinson says

    These are just adorable! Will have to give it a try!
    New Follower!
    ~Jen @ Frazzled Five

  13. Loved this. Posted a link my blog post today…check it out!



  14. This is just the cutest thing ever!

  15. Cathy@My1929Charmer says

    So cute and adorable, thanks for showing us how! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best Par.tay

  16. So adorable! I love them! 🙂 ~Megan

  17. Thanks for sharing at Bacon Time.

  18. These are so cute and adorable.. lovely!!

  19. Adorable! Thanks for sharing on So Creative, I featured this today!

  20. How fun is that?!!! Love it.

  21. Heather!!!! This is wonderful!! Your scrap pieces sure look great together!!

  22. Such an adorable way to use your scraps. Would you be willing to link this up to my Springtime Holiday Link Party going on now? I’d love to have you! http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/02/springtime-holiday-link-party.html

  23. Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker says

    These are fantastic! Definitely going to try them and will link back to this post! Thanks for such a wonderful idea!
    Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker
    Hope you’ll come visit me at http://www.suburbanprairiehomemaker.com

  24. adorable.. thanks for sharing 🙂

  25. Betsy @ Romance on a Dime says

    So cute!! I’m also pinning this on my “I dig GREEN @ Romance on a Dime” pin board! http://pinterest.com/betsypool/i-dig-green-romance-on-a-dime/

    Thanks for linking up to the Take it on Tuesday blog hop!

  26. Awesome way to use scraps! Cute! So glad that you shared it at Things I’ve Done Thursday!!

    P.S. I launched a great CD giveaway today if you’re interested!! http://www.bearrabbitbear.com/2012/03/ummcan-i-get-zumba-dvd-to-this-review.html 🙂

  27. Adorable! Love it…..I have it featured over on my Facebook page today for all to see….thanks so much for sharing at CraftJunkieToo this week!

  28. D @ The Shady Porch says

    So cute! Neat way to use the scraps! Thanks for sharing at the Rock ‘N Share!

  29. clever, pretty, and timely. thanks for sharing on becolorful’s motivated monday.

  30. this is so cute.. I just pinned and shared it on my FB page..
    Thanks for sharing at Friday Fun Party..

  31. So cute and creative! Thanks so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

  32. Just found your blog, so excited!! These are really cute!!


  33. lovelymrsp says

    Hi Heather! Stopping by to let you know I featured these for St. Patrick’s Day!

  34. Cute project. But, when I saw the candy bar on the list of supplies, my mind went in a totally different direction. As I actually read the directions, I thought you were going to attach some sort of loop on the back (felt) before sewing to the mini-quilt in order to attach the candy bar.

    • Kathleen a felt loop would be a good improvement. Thanks so much for sharing!

  35. Deirdre Cunningham says

    Absolutely love your Scrappy Shamrocks!!! So many people mistake shamrocks for 4-leaf clover, but you got it bang on! Except, please don’t call it Patty’s Day!! No-one in Ireland would ever, ever call it that!!!