March 5, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Craft: Lucky Clover Pendant Necklace


I was always the kid in school who got pinched on St. Patrick's Day because I wasn't wearing any green.  Maybe that's why I always like to send my girls off to school on St. Patty's with a little token of love and luck.


I must admit, I felt pretty darn lucky when the sample pack of dried flowers that I ordered for my Pressed Flower Easter Eggs turned out to contain three 4-leaf clovers!  I knew right away what I would make...



...Lucky Clover Necklaces!

They were SO easy to make and didn't cost a pot of gold either. 


DIY Lucky Clover Pendant Necklace
Time:  approx. 5 minutes
Cost:  approx. $3.00 

  • 1" Circle Bezel Pendant Tray (Here's my SOURCE)
  • 1  1" Clear Glass Cabochon
  • 1 Chain
  • Luck or Lucky dictionary page (print for free HERE)
  • Cardstock
  • Pressed 4-leaf clover (Here's my SOURCE)
  • Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
  • Small paintbrush

I purchased a set that included 5 of each (bezel, cabochon and chain) on Etsy for $10 including shipping.
Step 1:  Print out a "lucky" dictionary background on cardstock (regular printer paper should work too).  Place a glass cabochon over the area you'd like it to cover, then trace with a pencil.  Cut inside the pencil line.

Step 2:  Do a "dry fit" with the bezel, paper and cabochon to make sure it lines up and looks the way you like.


Step 3:  Brush a small amount of Mod Podge Dimensional Magic inside the bezel tray (both the bottom on sides).


Step 4:  Set the paper in place.  Gently brush with Dimensional Magic, so as not to smear the ink.  Cut stem from the clover.  Lightly touch the paintbrush to one of the petals of your clover to pick up and set in place on the tacky paper.  Gently brush a coat of Dimensional Magic on top of the clover.

Step 5:  Brush the flat side of the clear glass cabochon with Dimensional Magic, then set in place on top of the clover.  Press firmly to work out any air bubbles.  Set aside to dry.


  Step 6:  Thread chain through the bail.  Wear or give as a gift.





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St. Patrick's Day Food & Fun Party @ Susie QT Pie's Cafe

14 comments:

  1. These are so darling Jenn! I didn't realize right away that they were actual dried clovers - that is so cool!

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  2. These are wonderful! And so easy! My son's birthday is St. Patrick's Day so I love stuff like this!

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  3. Another beautiful project! Those are so neat looking!

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  4. That is a very clever clover, hahaha! No joke they look great thank you for including the resource link.

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  5. GIrl this is awesome!!! Come over and link it up in my st patty link up! http://www.susieqtpiescafe.com/2013/02/st-patricks-day-food-fun-link-party.html

    Keep rockin' your crafts!

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  6. I love these SO much! Now I need to go dig through the packages on my desk (since one of them contains my dried flower pack) and see if I got lucky enough to score some clovers in mine too!

    Thanks so much for sharing your resources! :)

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  7. I seriously need to make some! These are so cute! Don't forget to drop by the link party if you like. Visiting from DearCreatives.com Waving hi!

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  8. Can you use any type of Mod Podge or does it have to be the dimensional kind?

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  9. I have been meaning to comment for months....I love your site! Thank you for all your inspiration and beautiful work.

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  10. This is simply beautiful. Thanks for the sources where you get your supplies too. Beautiful kits and the most beautiful pressed flowers I have ever seen.

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  11. I just made two of these for my sisters. So easy, fast and cute! I used the sellers you recommend and the shipping was fast and the products are nice. The only thing is that the shamrocks I got were much larger than yours, so it covered up most of the background, but they still look great! Thanks for the great craft. I'll be making these again with my girls this weekend.

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  12. Quick question...did you have problems with any of your four leaf clovers turning brown after you made the necklaces? I made two the other day and they didn't turn brown, but make another 3 tonight and they all turned brown after being sealed in the necklace. Any idea what would cause that?

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I enjoy hearing from you! Thank you so much for taking the time to be part of the creative and positive spirit here at Rook No. 17! xoxo Jenn

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