Sunday, March 3, 2013

My Other Creations: St. Patrick's Day Pinch Prevention Kit

We all have those friends in our lives who need a little…help.  You know who they are!  They’re the friends who come to the party two hours late with mismatched socks or who lose their keys five times a day or who sometimes don’t know what day it is at all.  Late, lost and often deemed clueless, these friends might not be punctual or organized, but they are usually the most fun, creative and spontaneous people you’ll ever meet!  Some of my best memories involve these somewhat flighty friends.  

It was with these friends in mind that I created the “Pinch Prevention Kit.”  It is the perfect gift for anyone in your life who may be in peril of being pinched because they perpetually forget when St. Patrick’s Day is.   

I made this kit from a tin that I embellished with fabric scraps, ink, stamps and a flower.  And when you open it, here are the pinch prevention items that are neatly nestled inside: green nail polish and a green ring.

Armed with these green goodies, your forgetful friends will be able to green-i-fy themselves in no time when the special day comes and pinching fingers are flying!  Because hey, even if these friends aren’t perfect, we love them and don’t want them getting pinched!  

This project was a lot of fun and was also the first project I made for the Crafting Ireland Online magazine.  This is a condensed post, but if you want to see the full article, along with step-by-step instructions of how to make this kit yourself, head on over to Crafting Ireland and check out the new issue!  This project is on page 24, but the whole issue is packed with a lot of really good stuff (and I don't just say that because I'm in it)!


  1. This is adorable! What a great project!

  2. What a fun project - St Patrick's isn't that big a thing in England so I'm not at risk of being pinched, but I quite fancy having green nails anyway!