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Vintage Looking Chenille Leprechauns

Posted by  ·  March 17, 2011  ·  Last Updated: March 17, 2011

I turned my daughter’s class into leprechauns…

Supplies to make Leprechaun Cupcake Toppers

Chenille stems (the kind with bumps)

small pictures for the faces (I enlarged my daughter’s classroom picture on a copier)


shamrock stickers

hot glue gun

How to make Chenille Leprechaun Dolls

Download Leprechaun Hat Printable.

Print the leprechaun hat pdf in color on white card-stock.

For each doll you  will need two pieces of chenille stem (one with one bump and one with two bumps).

Fold longer piece in half.

Slip short piece in the middle.

Twist the folded chenille stem above and below the short piece to hold the short piece in place.


Bend up ends to create tiny hands and feet.

Glue the hat to the face and the shamrock to a short piece of wire. Glue these pieces to the body. Glue a toothpick to one leg.

Stick the friendly leprechauns into cupcakes!

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Today’s Creative Blog, Somewhat Simple,   Tatertots & Jello,  Tidy Mom, iheartnaptime

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  1. Cathy
    Sunday, November 4th, 2018
    These are adorable can you tell me where you get these particular chenille stems? They are nowhere to be found here in my neck of the woods. Hugs n God bless
    • Cindy
      Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
      Cathy, I found them at Michael's but that was several years ago. I will look around and see what I can find.
  2. Monday, March 12th, 2012
    Are those ever the sweetest!
  3. Monday, March 5th, 2012
    These are simply too cute! Emily would love this for her daughter's daycare!
  4. Sunday, March 4th, 2012
    What a cute idea and a great tutorial! I love St. Patty's Day decorations (I love green!).
  5. Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
    so cute Cindy
    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/diy-for-the-house/
    Have a great weekend!
  6. Saturday, March 3rd, 2012
    Oh my cuteness! That is SUCH a fantastic idea! I'd love to have you link up with us for Fun Stuff Fridays linky party at Toys In The Dryer. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/03/fun-stuff-fridays-13.html
  7. Friday, March 2nd, 2012
    How cute is that, I love your leprechauns! I am a big fan of your blog, but I saw this post on TT&J! Have a great weekend!
  8. Friday, March 2nd, 2012
    Those toppers are so cute and clever. I would love for you to join the Weekly Anything Goes linky every Friday-Monday at Bacon Time. I am also hosting a 10 Etsy shop group Go Green giveaway. You can link up your st. patties post for a chance to win.
  9. Friday, March 2nd, 2012
    I love this project. I hope you will stop by and link up to my St. Patty's Day Project Parade.

  10. Friday, March 2nd, 2012
    HAHAHA So creative :)
  11. Thursday, March 1st, 2012
    This is awesome! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party and would love for you to stop by and share this...http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/03/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link.html
  12. Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
    So sweet--love this! Cute for all the holidays. Great tutorial--
    Stop over and link up at my party if you have time-
  13. Friday, March 18th, 2011
    Happy St Patrick's Day from N Ireland - these are very cute, and I'm glad you did the step by step guide to creating the bodies!
  14. Laura
    Friday, March 18th, 2011
    These are so cute! Thinking of doing same concept for Easter with some pastel stems make soem eggs shapes with arms and legs and put pics on :) PS my brothers Bday was St. Pats Day too!
  15. Thursday, March 17th, 2011
    That was soo cute and easy. I bet the kids just loved them!! Great idea!!

  16. Marcia Clark
    Thursday, March 17th, 2011
    These are so cute! Love this!
  17. Thursday, March 17th, 2011
    Too stinkin' cute! My daughter's class would have loved that! Makes my rainbow cupcakes look el- lamo! Speaking of being lame... why can I not figure out how to follow you on here??
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  19. Rachel
    Thursday, March 17th, 2011
    Cute! I love it!
  20. Thursday, March 17th, 2011
    I love these! So much fun! I featured them on my St. Patty's Day Favs! http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/03/st-patricks-day-favorites_17.html
  21. Thursday, March 17th, 2011
    Those are SO cute!! If only I had some of those fun chenille stems!
  22. Thursday, March 17th, 2011
    Those are so cute! I could see making something like that for several holiadys! Thanks for the idea.
  23. Thursday, March 17th, 2011
    I bet the kids loved seeing themselves on the cupcakes!