Amazingly Embellished Leprechaun Hat

It is said that Leprechauns were fairy sized shoemakers, and if captured by a human they could grant that person three wishes for their freedom – so for the upcoming holiday I’ve created a felt leprechaun hat with handmade resin cast embellishments to decorate the piece.

I created several molds using Amazing Mold Putty for my embellishments. For the horseshoe I molded an old Christmas ornament and the buckle is a section from a keychain. I brushed these two molds with Alumilite Metallic Powder before pouring Amazing Casting Resin. I layered embellishments onto the horseshoe by gluing on a shamrock and some small green leprechaun feet made using Amazing Casting Resin colored green by mixing Alumilite blue and yellow dyes.

How do you decorate for St. Patty's Day?