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Lucky Shamrock Barrette

ST PATTYS BARRETTE
What a sweet way to add a little touch of green to your St.Patricks Day ensemble, for you…or the kids.  Pair it with a white T-shirt and jeans for that ideal touch of emerald to avoid getting pinched.  

The ease of this project makes it perfect for those tweens to make in abundance on a rainy afternoon.

DIY ST PATTYS BARRETTE


MATERIALS


 INSTRUCTIONS

DIY ST PATTYS BARRETTE
Print out the FREE PATTERN, making sure your printer settings are scaled at "none".  Cut out the printable

DIY ST PATTYS BARRETTE
Fold your felt and place the dashed side of the pattern on the fold.  Pin in place and cut out.  Place your cut shamrock and place it on the felt and cut out another shamrock to match.

DIY ST PATTYS BARRETTE
Now you have 2!

DIY ST PATTYS BARRETTE
Position your snap barrette over one of the shamrocks, making sure there is equal amounts of room on the sides.  Make a mark with a pen right where the back part of the middle piece will be.  Make a very small slit with your scissors.  Insert the clip. Set this piece aside for now

DIY ST PATTYS BARRETTE

DIY ST PATTYS BARRETTE
For this particular barrette, I made a smaller shamrock in a lighter green to go on top.  To do this, Cut the pattern down a little.  I cut about 1/5" off.  Cut out the smaller shamrock

DIY ST PATTYS BARRETTE
Thread your needle with embroidery floss.

DIY ST PATTYS BARRETTE
Place the smaller shamrock on top of the other larger shamrock

DIY ST PATTYS BARRETTE
Beginnig from the bottom, start making small straight stitches around the outer edges of the smaller sharock, securing it to the larger one.  Stitch around the entire edge.  Finish with a stitch towards the bottom and make a few knots to secure.  Apply a bit of fabri-tac if desired.

DIY ST PATTYS BARRETTE
Place the top piece over the piece with the snap clip on it and repeat the hand stitching process.  Stitch small, straight stitches around the entire large shamrock, encasing the barrette inside.  Knot at the back to secure.

DIY ST PATTYS BARRETTE
You're done!  You can make them simple, or embellish them with embroidery.  I think even a few sequins would be great.

DIY ST PATTYS BARRETTE
Make some more and hand them out to your friends or classmates!