|Irish flag pin|
Seeing as how Seán's Irish born and bred, Zara's an Irish citizen, and I lived in Killarney for the first three years of our marriage, we feel that we should make some sort of effort for St. Patrick's Day. Seán asked me to make a lapel pin of an Irish flag for him. He almost never asks for me to craft for him, so I jumped on the chance.
- Shrinky Dinks Rough & Ready plastic
- Colored pencils (I used Prismacolors)
- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
- Pin back
I drew the basic shape on the Shrinky Dinks plastic in white and colored it in. I cut the shape out, making sure to round the corners. Pointy corners will be very pointy after shrinking.
|Shrinky Dinks - colored and cut out|
Follow the directions on the package. Once it cools down (it really only takes a moment), add the Dimensional Magic to the rough side. If you get air bubbles, they can be popped with a pin or a toothpick.
|Adding the Dimensional Magic|
Let the Dimensional Magic dry. You can tell it's dry when it's clear. Then simply glue the pin on to the back. I glued the pin on an angle. The Shrinky Dinks shrunk a bit more than I had anticipated. Anyway. It's Super Simple, more or less. You do have to wait for the Dimensional Magic and glue to dry, but other than that it will only take a few minutes to complete.
|Glue the pin onto the back. I used E6000, but any heavy duty glue will work|
|Seán was very sweet to model for me.|
|Seán loves his new pin.|
Also in honor of St. Patrick's Day, Seán and Zara made Irish Soda Bread. I helped by mostly staying out of the way and taking photos. They used the Irish Soda Bread in a Skillet recipe from AllRecipes.com. It was so easy and so yummy!
|Playing Pat-a-Cake for real.|
|Cooling on a rack.|
|They seem surprised it came out well.|
|You know you want a bite.|
Happy St. Patrick's Day!