Tuesday, February 26, 2013

St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock ribbon barrette

Sunday, March 17th is St. Patrick's Day. Wear your green in style with this quick to make barrette...and don't get pinched.

You will need:

St. Patrick’s Day grosgrain ribbon

Ironing board and iron


Tacky Craft glue

Green sparkle chenille stem

1 ½” barrette

Glue gun and glue sticks



1.  Cut three pieces of 3/4"” wide St. Patrick’s Day holiday (or green) grosgrain ribbon.  Measure and mark the center of each piece.  (1 ¼”)

2.  Use your guide mark to fold up each side of the ribbon, and carefully iron it down flat. Turn over and fold under the two corners of each of the upturned sides of ribbon. Use the point of the iron to carefully tack it down.  (See photo) Finish by ironing the entire heart shape flat.  Make two more for a total of three ribbon hearts.

3.  Open the ironed down sections and add a dab of tacky glue to adhere.  A clothespin is helpful in holding the glued edges until they set. You may iron it again if desired.  Let dry.

Front side

Back side

4.  Roll one end of a green sparkle chenille stem into a circular shape.  Use your glue gun and glue sticks to attach the circular shape onto the center of a 3” metal barrette.  Let dry.  Attach the three heart shapes onto to the top of the glued on chenille stem.  (See Photo)  Let dry.  Curl the remaining chenille stem at the bottom.


  1. This is so cute, you're so good at this! I'm seeing a lot of St Patrick's Day chocolates at the stores.

  2. I agree with everyone else!! So cute!!! Crystal, my mom thanks you from the bottom of her heart!! We have started taking the wallpaper down and it is going so easy!! You have made her very happy and excited! Big Hugs from the both of us! I mentioned you on my blog ;o)

  3. Crystal, this is the cutest barrette yet!!

  4. Thank you for sharing your nifty project with us! Come by again next week and link up another awesome project!

    Have a good week!
    Susie @bowdabra

  5. These are absolutely darling! Love it! I featured it here! http://www.housewifeeclectic.com/2013/03/17-crafts-and-recipes-to-make-for-st.html, feel free to link up more posts!

  6. Such a great step by step!!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer last week. Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening! Have a great day!!

  7. Thanks for submitting this at Oh My! Creative! I am featuring it on the homepage slider! Hope you will come back and submit a few more!


  8. Wonderful tutorial! Quick and easy!!!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #24 :)
    Have a great week!!

  9. Very cute..Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick


  10. So cute! Thanks for linking up & sharing at my party!
    Theresa @ DearCreatives.com

  11. these are so cute! thanks for sharing at march madness!


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