Monday, March 5, 2012

St. Patty Day Accessories

Did you ever get pinched on St. Patrick's Day for not wearing green? 
My Mom always made sure we had the green thing going on, and I've always made sure Pretty Princess has always had her thing going on too.
 So, I  had this brilliant  idea that I would make some fun hair things for the both of us to wear.
{ and then I got a little carried away}
 When I started getting all of my stuff out, the ideas just kept coming.
 I
 Couldn't
 Control
 Myself
 So, we ended up with a
- headband
- Rosette set of earrings
- bracelet
-Rosette hair clip
 - three piece diamond feather rosette clip.

  Whew..

 When Pretty Princess saw them, she was ECSTATIC!
 She can't wait to wear the St. Patrick's Day bling!
 



Ok, in all my excited-ness..I didn't take any pictures of the process.

I used:

-glue gun
-St. Patty Material
- crystal/other Embellishments
-hair clips
-feathers
-headband
-black tulle

For the headband :
I tore a piece of the material about 1-1 1/2 inch wide 24 inches long...
glue the tip (fold like a present) of the material to the bottom tip of the headband and start winding around. 
When you get to the other side glue and wrap it like you did the first side. 
for the rosette I braided 3 1- 1 1/2 inch wide and about 12" long pieces of material.  I folded them in half so that you only could see the material color. 
After it's braided wind into a circle gluing randomly and then glue it where you want it to sit on the headband.  Add something to the center if you want.

For the Earrings:

Get some earring posts at your local craft store.
(I actually picked mine up at Honk's, a dollar store here in Utah.)
I cut a piece black felt the size of a quarter.
Tie one end  of the material in a knot, and then glue it into the center of the felt.  Begin wrapping the material around the felt and twist the material and glue every so often.  Tuck the end onto the back of the felt and glue.  Glue the post onto the back of the felt and then add a crystal to the center.

For the Bracelet:

Cut the material. Glue one end down.  Wrap it tightly around the bracelet until it is completely covered.  glue the end down.  Embellish with stones.

For the three rosette feather clip:

Use three scrap pieces of material, fold in half wind in circle. Glue ends to hold into circle shape.  
Glue the three circle "flowers" together.  Add a green and yellow feather.  Black tulle and stones to the center. Glue them all onto a piece of felt that is about a silver dollar size and glue to the hair clip.

For the rosette clip:

I used a piece of the braided material from the headband.  Glue it to the top of the clip.
Cut another piece of felt and them make yourself another rosette (like the earrings) glue it to the top of the clip.  I cut a piece of material the length of the clip with the rosette on it and then opened the clip and glued the piece inside upwards to hold it in place.

OK..so I really hope these instructions help....

 AND.....No one will get pinched this year! 


Oh, and these cute green chocolate coins I picked up at Smith's for $1.00!
(too cute!)

I'm linking to these fabulous parties!

8 comments:

  1. Super fun and festive! Would love to have you link up this post to my Springtime Holiday Link Party going on now! Thanks, Michelle
    http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/02/springtime-holiday-link-party.html

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  2. Love your Irish hair doodads and bracelets! Super cute-I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit!

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  3. This was a great article. Did i see clip earrings in those pictures? I couldn't tell if they were in there or not, but thanks for sharing this article and your great insights. If you are interested in clip earrings take a look at this great website http://www.clipearringshop.com/

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  4. What cute St. Patrick's Day "bling"! Thanks for sharing! :)

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