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?)
Before I begin the tutorial, let me show you what was in this month's mystery box full of products I received from iLoveToCreate.com. (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!)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Then I used my hot glue gun to create the shamrock.
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!)
I then attached all the pinched hearts to the clip in a shamrock shape.
To finish the clip, I glued a sparkly green button from my craft stash to the middle of the shamrock. Isn't it cute?
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?