Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Little Leprechauns

I made some little leprechauns for Meals on Wheels. I think they came out really cute! They were surprising simple to make. I saw something similar on Pintrest. But they cut out the belts and buckles out of felt. Since I made over 50 of these little leprechauns I improvised by using ribbon and a gold button sticker.

Supply List:

wooden spools

round wooden bead (i used 1" size)

black paint pen

black paint

brown paint

paint brushes

glue gun and glue sticks

green felt


green embroidery thread

embroidery needle

thin black ribbon

gold adhesive dots

little white pom pom


The first step is to paint the bottom of the spool with black paint. 

The paint lines don't have to perfect because they are covered up with green felt.

Using your hot glue gun adhere the round wooden ball to the spool.

Using a black pen add the face and hairline.

This black paint pen is perfect for drawing the eyes, smile and hairline.

Paint the hair with brown paint. Make a patten with paper for the green felt to go around the spool and a to make a little hat.

While the brown and black paint dries - sew up all of the little cone hats. Cut out the felt to go around the spool and cut the black ribbon to size.

Heat up the glue gun - glue the felt around the spool, glue the black ribbon and add the gold adhesive dot. Then glue the little white pom pom to the top of the hat and glue the hat to the head.

I had a lot of fun making these little leprechauns! They look like St. Patrick's Day Elfs on the Shelf.