Don’t get pinched this year for not wearing green! These shamrock DIY hair bows are a fun way to make St. Patrick’s Day crafts AND slip a little green in your wardrobe for March 17th.
Shamrock DIY Hair Clips
You will need:
- 1 piece of soft green crafting felt
- Green sewing thread
- Sewing needle
- 2 Hair Clips (you can use alligator, snap, claw, or duckbill)
- Hot glue gun
- A pair of scissors
Step 1: Cut 8 rectangular pieces from the green crafting felt that measure 4cm x 3cm. These rectangles will be the leaves of the shamrocks. In this project, we will be creating two shamrock hair clips, with each clip having four leaves.
Step 2: Cut a curvy M-shape on the topmost part of the rectangles. Make sure that the rectangles are oriented in a portrait position before performing this process. Do these for all of the 8 green rectangles.
Step 3: Double thread the sewing needle with green sewing thread.
Step 4: Sew a running stitch on the opposite side of the curvy part of the rectangle. Link four rectangles together using the running stitch.
Step 5: Carefully pull the thread to tighten the spaces on the green felt and create a center in between the leaves of the shamrock.
Keep pulling the thread to create a denser base for the shamrock leaves.
Step 7: Finally, create the final pull and make a loop to close in the center of the shamrock leaves. There should be no space in the middle.
Step 9: Generously glue the hair clip of your choice to the middle of the shamrock body.
All set! Now wear your DIY shamrock hair bow for a bit of Irish luck on St. Paddy’s Day.
St. Patrick’s Day Hair Bow DIY