Monday, March 2, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Hair Clip

Hey, y'all!  Happy March!  (Can you believe it's March?!)  This month I was lucky enough to get to participate in a Mystery Box Challenge again.  Just like last month, I received a box of goodies in the mail.  I had no idea what was in the box until I received it, and I had to use some of the supplies in the box to create a project.  This month I created a St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Hair Clip.  (I've learned that technically it's a four-leaf clover, but I like the word shamrock better, don't you?)
St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Hair Clip--The perfect "pinch proof" accessory!
Before I begin the tutorial, let me show you what was in this month's mystery box full of products I received from  (And make sure you stick around until the end of the post to enter for the chance to win your own iLoveToCreate crafty stash and a Starbucks gift card!)
Mystery Box Challenge Supplies from iLoveToCreate.
In the box I found two sheets of felt in different shades of green, three different glues, green Tulip slick paint, some small lengths of ribbon, and what looks like a green and white popcorn box.  I decided that since St. Patrick's Day is coming up soon,  a shamrock hair clip would be the perfect project to create with some of these products.
Use hearts to create shamrock leaves from felt.
Since shamrocks have pretty heart shaped leaves, I knew a heart template would be helpful to cut my leaves from the felt.  I found a heart shape I liked by doing a Google image search.  I pasted the shape into a Word document and sized sized two hearts at 1" and 1 1/2".  I printed the heart document and cut out the printed hearts to use as templates.
Felt hearts become shamrock leaves with a little crafty magic.
I pinned the templates to my felt and cut four small hearts from the dark green felt and four larger hearts from the lighter green felt.
Glue two different size hearts together to create clover leaves.
I then used Aleene's Quick Dry Fabric Fusion to attach the small hearts to the large hearts.  (This glue came in last month's mystery box.)
Use felt to cover a metal snap hair clip.
I then used a metal snap hair clip as a template to cut to shapes from felt just a little larger than the clip.  I cut a small hole near the end of one.
Use felt and glue to cover a metal snap hair clip.
I opened the clip and stuck the bottom through the felt piece with the hole in it.  I snapped it shut and used glue to cover the top with the other felt shape.
How to Create a Shamrock Hair Clip from Felt.
Then I used my hot glue gun to create the shamrock.
How to Create a St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Hair Clip from Felt.
I put a small dab of glue on the end of the heart shapes and pinched the sides together like in the picture above.  (Be careful not to burn your fingers!)
How to Create a St. Patrick's Day Clover Hair Clip from Felt.
I then attached all the pinched hearts to the clip in a shamrock shape.
How to Make a St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Hair Clip from Felt.
To finish the clip, I glued a sparkly green button from my craft stash to the middle of the shamrock.  Isn't it cute?
Be pinch proof on St. Patrick's Day by wearing this easy-to-create Shamrock Hair Clip.
I want to give the clip to one of my nieces to wear for St. Patrick's Day, but since I have two nieces, I will probably need to make another one, don't you think?  I don't want them fighting over a hair clip, and I definitely want them both to be "pinch proof."
Do you want to see what the other bloggers who participated in the Mystery Box Challenge created?

Before you go, take a minute to enter for the chance to win your own iLoveToCreate crafty stash and a Starbucks gift card!  (The giveaway ends March 8th.)
Good luck!
Related Posts:
February's Mystery Box Challenge: Watercolor Heart-Embellished Pillow


  1. Love the hair clip so cute for St. Pat's day. Thank you for the chance to win. Cathy

  2. Your hair clip is so adorable! Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. That is adorable! I just might have to make two of those for the grands. Thanks for sharing and having a giveaway. I hope the luck of the Irish is with me. LOL!


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