Mar 14, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Shamrock/Lucky Clover Hair Clips

This is a throwback DIY craft project that I attempted again for St. Patrick's Day this year.  Last time I made them, my little hair model was only 1 1/2 and now she's 3 1/2!!  You'll see below how much she's grown since then...


Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Hair Clips (found in the jewelry section of my local craft store)
Green grosgrain ribbon, mine was approx 1cm wide
Decorative felt shamrocks (likely sold at your local craft store)


1. Open hair clips up for working with. (otherwise, they might get glued shut!)

2. Hot glue grosgrain ribbon to outer sides of clip.  (Be careful not to get too much glue on the clip so it doesn't ooze out and interfere with the clip closing properly.)

3. Run a little hot glue along the cut edges of the ribbon, so it doesn't fray.

4. At this point, you can simply hot glue a felt shamrock to the ribbon (see pic) and call it quits, or continue with the all-ribbon option below...

5. For the all-ribbon option, cut a 2" piece of ribbon and fold into a "V".  Place a small dot of hot glue at the base of the "V" inside the fold, then press in place while the glue cools.

6. Now glue the very top edges of the "V" together as shown below with a thin line of glue .

7. Invert your top glued portion, folding it down toward the center and tucking it in - this forms one segment of the shamrock.  It should look like this...

8. Repeat the above steps two more times (or three more times for a 4-leafed lucky clover!).  Hot glue each shamrock segment onto your ribbon-covered hair clip.

That's it for the all-ribbon version!  See how cute it looks on my ever-growing little hair model...

Who knew at 1 yr and 5 mos that we'd end up with curls like that now??  Yes, I promise, it's the same child...

Wishing you all a very happy St. Patrick's Day!  (It's my mom's birthday...that's why the day is super special to us!!)


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