St. Patrick’s Day Irish Clover Hair Accessory

The night before St. Patrick’s Day is just days away. This is one holiday where I do not buy a special outfit for my kids but at the same time they do not want to be pinched. The day or night before we are usually scrambling to find something/anything for everyone. This year, instead of worrying about if you have green shirts make an easy St. Patrick’s Day Irish Clover Hair Accessory.

St. Patrick's Day Irish Clover Hair Accessory

I’m getting my printable St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt ready so I’m glad this is a fast craft! These take so little time to make and only cost a few dollars. I found these felt clover buttons at Jo-ann, my local craft/fabric store for $2.29. Everything else I already had at home.shamrock


St. Patrick's Day Irish Clover Hair Accessory

  1. Thread your needle with a piece of black thread. Tie a knot in the end with both ends connecting. Now your thread is a double thickness. 
  2. Leave a tail, or hold onto the knot of the thread and thread the needle through the hole in the bobby pin. Split your threads and thread your needle through the center then pull tight. St. Patrick's Day Irish Clover Hair Accessory
  3. Attach the clover to the bobby pin. Thread your needle up through the bottom hole on the clover, then down through the top hole and then through the middle of the bobby pin. Just make sure you are going in the same circular pattern so the threads are being looped around the top part of the bobby pin. Repeat a few times, tie a knot and cut your excess string. I go around about 5 times just to be safe.  Warning: My attached clover does slide back and forth but that is actually an advantage. st patrick's day
  4. Now you have completed your first St. Patrick’s Day Irish Clover Hair Accessory. But, what if you want to put it in your hair in the opposite direction. Do you need to unpick it and start all over? No. The advantage of it being a little loose is you can push it around the bend to the other side. See in my picture how the bobby pins are different directions? They all started out the same direction and then I pushed some around to make them go the opposite direction.

St. Patrick's Day Irish Clover Hair Accessory

Add these to a bun or to keep the front hairs out of your face. Either way they are a cute hair accessory which only took a few minutes to make. This St. Patrick’s Day we will not be scrambling for outfits. These irish clovers will create a pinch free zone!


I am a mom to Five Little Chefs who love to cook and create anything with their hands. Watching over 10 additional hands keeps me busy but is so much fun! We laugh and cry everyday, but then want to do it again the next day. That is how we know we are enjoying life!

2 Replies to "St. Patrick's Day Irish Clover Hair Accessory"

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    Kim @ This Ole Mom March 11, 2015 (10:57 pm)

    What a clever idea! I love simple and cute projects like this one. Thanks for sharing. I pinned!

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    Erlene March 12, 2015 (10:58 am)

    What a great craft for little girls (or big girls too). Such an easy way to be pinch proof on St. Patrick’s Day. Love it…pinned.

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