St. Patrick’s Day Crafts: DIY Pinch-Proof Pin

Elementary through high school, I never remembered to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day so I was pinched throughout the day. It was the worst! I remember threatening bodily harm to the next classmate that mentioned pinching. Occasionally someone would show mercy and give me something green to wear. I thought I would extend that courtesy to my co-workers this year with this cute St. Patrick’s Day crafts pin, because no one is getting pinched on my watch! :)

St.-Patrick's-Day-Crafts-Pin-Crafts-UnleashedSupplies needed to make your own St. Patrick’s Day crafts pin:


St.-Patrick's-Day-Crafts-Pin-Crafts-Unleashed-01Step 1: Punch a flag shape out of card stock.

St.-Patrick's-Day-Crafts-Pin-Crafts-Unleashed-02Step 2: Using a small hole punch, punch a hole in the top corners of the flag.

St.-Patrick's-Day-Crafts-Pin-Crafts-Unleashed-03Step 3: String the gold cord from the back of the flag, coming up through the holes.

St.-Patrick's-Day-Crafts-Pin-Crafts-Unleashed-04Step 4: String the horseshoe charm on the gold cord. St.-Patrick's-Day-Crafts-Pin-Crafts-Unleashed-05Step 5: Run the gold cord through the holes two more times and tie off the ends in a bow or messy knot.St.-Patrick's-Day-Crafts-Pin-Crafts-Unleashed-06Step 6: Cut the stem off the gold leaf and adhere it to the back of the green flag.St.-Patrick's-Day-Crafts-Pin-Crafts-Unleashed-07Step 7: Use a few more Glue Dots to attach the pin back to the gold leaf. I found that the Glue Dots hold up pretty well but for a stronger hold, use a glue like E-6000.St.-Patrick's-Day-Crafts-Pin-Crafts-Unleashed-10Step 8: Add a green rhinestone to the front of the St. Patrick’s Day crafts pin and/or embellish any way you like!

St.-Patrick's-Day-Crafts-Pin-Crafts-Unleashed-11Does preventing St. Patrick’s Day pinching count as my charity work for the month? Just kidding. :)  I wanted to put the pins on some kind of card to slip into my co-workers’ mailboxes so I created two different St. Patrick’s Day crafts cards.

St-Patricks-Day-Crafts-Pin-Crafts-Unleashed-1Click here to download a page of 6 St. Patrick’s Day crafts Pinch Proof Pin Cards and see the bonus design!

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Katie is the creative mind behind, a blog dedicated to all things crafty. Her interests are ever-changing and currently include: kitschy kitchen timers, digital design, eating lots of chocolate and paper crafting.


  1. grammy roo says

    I am making these and tried to download the pinch proof pinch cards and cannot do it ….How can I get them???

    • says

      Hi Grammy Roo! I just tried it and it worked for me. Right click on your mouse and select ‘open link in new tab.’ It should come up as a webpage and you can print from there. Let me know if it doesn’t work!

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