Felt St. Patrick’s Day Hair Clips

What’s a holiday without some cute hair clippies for the girls?  My favorite thing about these?  I started with white ribbon.  Yep, that’s right!  I embroidered the rainbow stitches onto it!  I was hoping to just find some rainbow ribbon to buy, but I’m kinda glad I couldn’t find any.  This turned out a lot cuter.  Plus, I got to embroider something…. you know how much I love that!

I used my Evolution die cutting machine from We R Memory Keepers to cut out four small felt hearts with this hearts die(I’m part of the Lifestyle Studios Teams, so I’ve gotten some free products to use.  As always, all opinions are my own.)

Using wool or a wool blend of felt will give you the best results.  A thin piece of cardboard in the stack also helps get a clean cut.

Stitch through the bottom of each of the hearts like so.

Bring your thread around and go back through the hole you started in.  Pull it a little tight, and you should get a nice clover shape.

String a little pearl bead onto your thread and sew it down in the center.

You’ll also need some ribbed white ribbon and a blank hair clip.  I say ribbed ribbon because it makes it easier to measure out your rainbow stitches.  Make sure to fuse the ends of the ribbon with a lighter so it doesn’t fray.

My favorite part!!! I used two strands of embroidery floss and stitched a running stitch in each color.  I started with the two outside colors (pink and purple) and worked my way in.  That made it easier to space everything.  The stitching will make the ribbon a little less flow-y (hard to explain), but you’re gluing it, so it doesn’t matter.

Could I have stitched just the part that was going to show on top of the ribbon?  Yes, probably… But I just really love hand-stitching (plus I was too lazy to figure out where the top of the ribbon would be once it was all glued).

Now, get your hot glue gun out and wrap/glue the ribbon around the clip.  Then glue your clover to the top and you’re done!  I made another one with a larger heart on the same heart die.  So cute!

And since I’m a part of the Lifestyle Studios Team, you can get 20% off any purchase you make from We R Memory Keepers at shopwer.com by using code CUTESY at checkout!  They’ve got tons of great crafting and scrapbooking supplies.  Go have a look!
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