Like most folks, St. Patrick’s Day is not a big holiday around here, but I decided to show some extra love to my hubby with this project. Here’s what a blue jean leg became, and the reason it’s a little wonky is because blue jean legs are tapered. No matter, I still love how it turned out! Once I decided what to do, it went quickly.
Yes, I flew by the seat of my pants (leg)!
Cutting out the lower leg to avoid the holes higher up and the grease stains lower down, I got a wonky piece of denim. Hemmed the edges, and made a plan.
I started with a scrap of lace and a pre-cut shamrock shape to trace onto the denim.
Adding a border of vintage buttons and a layered fabric yo yo in the center really brings out the shamrock!
I added a crochet border, a bit of a sentiment, and more fabric yo-yos & buttons….to create this…..No stencil to create the letters…free-handing did the trick. Outlined a shadow with a red Sharpie to give a bit of accent to the letters.
How to hang it? Well, I just happened to have these coordinating shower curtain rings which loop nicely over a wooden dowel painted green.
And here is the finished result! My beautiful and wonky shamrock flag! He likes it even if it is a little girly.
Now where to hang it? Our house, an open floor plan, doesn’t have many walls. Where to hang it? Ah, the front door! Where we can see and enjoy it frequently! I love it! What do you think about what a blue jean leg became?
Please note how impressed my little doggie is!!
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