Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lucky (Shoe) Charms

One of the worst parts about boys {in the fashion world anyway}, is the lack of accessories especially when it comes to holidays. Little girls can wear hairbows, necklaces, frilly socks, purses.....well you get the picture! And what do boys have?!? Maybe a hat or cute tie if you are lucky!
So when I started trying to come up with something for my boys to wear for St. Patrick's Day I knew I was going to have to think outside the box a little. My boys wear uniforms to school so a cute shirt is out of the question, and I'm pretty sure they would both refuse to wear a tie {even though I think a tie would be absolutely adorable}. So decided to bling up their shoes with some Lucky Shoe Charms!
I started with two colors of felt and a shamrock template.
Cut one color felt a little larger than your template and cut the other color felt a little smaller to make a layered shamrock.
Use a hole punch and make a hole through both layers of felt.
Sew the two pieces together either with a straight stitch or a decorative stitch. You could also simply use hot glue to hold them together, but I like the little bit of contrast from the white thread.
Tie the charm onto your little guy's shoe and they will be pinch free on St. Patty's Day!
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15 comments:

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

What a fun idea! I love how cute they are. Now on my next trip out I gonna HAVE TO get some green felt!

CM said...

When I saw the post title, I thought it was a new product on the market. But no, of course, you MADE it! So creative.

Tiffani Rose said...

So cute!!

Darcie said...

Yay..your getting your craft on again!! You so inspire me with all your cute ideas. Who would have thought of shoe charms. Too cute!!

Erin said...

How clever! I hate that I can make all this stuff (or buy it) =o) for my daughter and my son always feels left out. This is perfect!

Joanna said...

So cute! I love that since I don't have a sewing machine I could still do this.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Great idea, Kelli. :) I hadn't really thought about how difficult it must be with boys, and you are right! A good solution!! :)

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Joy @ Momma's Kinda Crafty said...

So fun and easy too!

myevil3yearold said...

I doing one for my boy and my little girl. Too cute!

Foursons said...

We're on Spring Break on St. Patty's Day. :)

Nichol said...

Great idea! And you are right there is nothing for boys.

Alicia said...

My son always hated that! He doesn't mind so often now that he's ten, but I still try to find appropriate accesories. He has a hge green high top hat for St Pats, but I think that this idea might be fabulous for our book club craft that I was at a loss about - and littles could make it with fabric glue. :^)

Myya said...

PERFECT!!! What a great idea, especially for uniforms.

Paty A. said...

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