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Cutesy St. Patty’s Day Accessories

Mar 13, 2018 By A Subtle Revelry
Cutesy St. Patty’s Day Accessories

St. Patty’s Day is coming up and we have six accessories that are all easy to craft and a great way to ensure no pinching will happen to you! As much as I love wearing the color green, wearing it on an accessory is even more fun. Here are a bunch of easy options you can make this week to adorn the entire family in leprechaun approved style.

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First up, we have the Rainbow Flower Headband

rainbow-headband-2Materials:

• Headband

Pipe cleaners in a rainbow of colors

Pipe cleaners in sparkly white

• A straw

• Scissors

Instructions:

1. Grab a pipe cleaner. Place four fingers together and wrap the pipe cleaner around each finger, one at a time. Slide it off the tops of your fingers and twist the two ends together to hold the shamrock shape.

2. Twist the end of the shamrock with the end of a sparkly white pipe cleaner.

3. Using a straw wrap the white pipe cleaner around the straw creating a coil.

4. Wrap the other end of the white pipe cleaner around the headband.

5. Repeat for all the colors.

6. Use an additional white pipe cleaner to fill in any gaps around the headband.

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Shamrock Rainbow Pin

Materials:

Large safety pin

• Green foam sheet (2 colors)

• Pipe cleaners in a rainbow of colors

• A straw

• Scissors

• Hot glue

Instructions:

1. Cut 2 identical large shamrocks out of the green foam sheet.

2. Using a straw twist each pipe cleaner around to make loose spirals.

3. On the back of one of the shamrocks hot glue one end of each pipe cleaner in rainbow order. Remember that this is the back of the pin so arrange the colors in reverse order.

4. Hot glue the safety pin onto the top of the pipe cleaners.

5. Hot glue the second shamrock over the back of the other shamrock, pipe cleaner ends, and safety pin bar to hide all the “mess”.

6. Flip over and enjoy your handy work!

Shamrock Head Wreath

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patties-crown-DIYMaterials:

Green felt in varying colors

• Floral wire

• Scissors

Instructions:

For each shamrock:

1. Cut 4 squares of felt. Fold each square in half and cut a little scallop on the top of each piece. You’ll end up with two semi-circles at the top of each square.

2. Using a piece of floral wire “stitch” three small running stitches across the base of each piece of felt.

3. Gently push the felt pieces together to form a shamrock and twist the wire into a stem.

For the crown:

1. Wrap the floral wire around your head to the size you want. Wrap the wire twice more around to create a sturdy circle of wire, twisting the pieces and ends together. This is your base.

2. Make a bunch of felt shamrocks in varying sizes and colors.

3. Start attaching the shamrocks to the crown base by wrapping the “stems” around the base. We started with the bigger shamrocks and then filled in the spaces with the smaller shapes.

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Shamrock ribbon belt/hair piece:

Materials:

Green satin ribbon

• Green felt

• Embroidery floss

• Needle

• Scissors

• Hot glue

For each shamrock:

1. Cut 4 squares of felt. Fold each square in half and cut a little scallop on the top of each piece. You’ll end up with two semi-circles at the top of each square.

2. Thread the needle with embroidery floss and stitch three small running stitches across the base of each piece of felt.

3. Gently pull the thread to gather the felt into a shamrock shape. Tie a double knot with the thread to hold the felt in place. Trim the thread ends.

For the ribbon belt/hair piece:

1. Create a handful of felt shamrocks in varying sizes and colors.

2. Cut a long length of satin ribbon.3. Find the middle and arrange the shamrocks in a cluster.

4. Hot glue shamrocks in place.

A rainbow headband, to exclaim to everyone that yes you do believe in that sneaky leprechaun magic!

Rainbow Headband

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A rainbow headband, to exclaim to everyone that yes you do believe in that sneaky leprechaun magic!

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Materials:

• Headband

Tulle in a rainbow of colors

• Green foam sheets (2 colors)

• Clear rubber bands

• Hot glue gun

• Scissors

Instructions:

1. Cut each color of tulle 6-8”.

2. Cut 2 pot shapes out of the darker green foam sheet. We traced the shape on scrap paper, cut it out and then traced twice so we’d have two pots the same size.

3. Cut a shamrock out of the lighter green foam sheet.

4. Stack the tulle pieces in rainbow color order and using a small clear elastic attach one end to your headband as if you’re tying a small ponytail.

5. Arrange the tulle and fasten the other ends with another clear elastic. We have all the layers one twist in the middle so all the colors can be seen. Make sure the tulle strips aren’t pull too tight. You want some volume!

6. Hot glue the shamrock to the front of one of the pots.

7. Sandwich the front of the pot and back of the pot onto the headband and hot glue in place. Make sure the one end of the rainbow is hidden within the pot.

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Easy Shamrock Hair Comb

Materials:

• Green felt

• Embroidery floss

• Needle

• Hot glue

• Scissors

• Hair comb

For each shamrock:

1. Cut 4 squares of felt. Fold each square in half and cut a little scallop on the top of each piece. You’ll end up with two semi-circles at the top of each square.

2. Thread the needle with embroidery floss and stitch three small running stitches across the base of each piece of felt.

3. Gently pull the thread to gather the felt into a shamrock shape. Tie a double knot with the thread to hold the felt in place. Trim the thread ends.

For the hair comb:

1. Make a couple felt shamrocks in varying colors and sizes.

2. Hot glue the shamrocks onto a hair comb or other hair piece.

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Enjoy a leprechaun day filled with style and fun!

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