Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Knee Patch

Last year, I shared about how difficult it can be to come up with cute holiday stuff for boys...so I got creative and made these fun Lucky Shoe Charms. This year I decided to upcycle an old pair of jeans into a cute pair of St. Patrick's Day Pants with a fun shamrock knee patch.
I don't know about your kiddos, but my kids are rough on their clothes. We have lots and lots of blue jeans with holes and rips in them. I know that the worn out, ragged look is in now, but I just can't let my kiddos walk around in clothes with holes everywhere! I think it has something to do with my OCD:)
So instead of donating these well loved pants, I decided to upcycle them into holiday pants! I started by printing out a shamrock just a little bigger than the hole. 
I cut out the shamrock on some cute green and white polka dot fabric.
And then used some spray adhesive to attach the polka dot shamrock to a small piece of green felt.
I used my pinking shears to cut the felt into a circle and then stitched the whole thing on with some green embroidery thread.
I think they look awfully cute paired with Eli's St. Patty's Day Tie from last year:) 
And the best part about this SUPER easy holiday craft is that I can simple clip the embroidery thread after St. Patrick's Day and turn them into Easter pants with a fun egg shaped patch!
Do you wear green on St. Patrick's Day?
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8 comments:

Kelli said...

Oh my...we have holes all of the time now with Caleb and it drives me bananas!! This is a great festive way to reuse those pants :) I like that you were able to do it in a way that you can change it out with the change of the holidays!

Dee said...

He is so cute! What a fun idea!

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

Great idea!

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

That is so cute! We have TONS of jeans with holes in the knees! All kids jeans should be made with reinforced knee patches!! :)

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

Such a cute idea!
I just cut the bottoms off 2 pair of my son's pants. They each had a HUGE rip across the knee. Now he has 2 'new' shorts :)

Nichol said...

So cute. I wore a green top and wore my necklace which has shamrocks all over it:)

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

HOw cute is that? And what a good mommy you are to patch the jeans. My kids wear them with holes and all. In my defense, they do love holey jeans.

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

That was such a cute idea! Way to save a pair of ripped pants. He looked adorable!~

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