Lucky Charm Hair Bow

Lucky Charm Hair Bow St. Patrick’s Day is coming!  I am excited.  I have never done much with this holiday, but this year I have some fun ideas and a little boy who loves holidays as much as I do with whom I can celebrate.  So bring on the green glitter, and let’s start with this Lucky Charm Hair Bow!

Lucky Charm Hair Bow from Craft Quickies My in-laws came to visit last month and my awesomely generous MIL bought my little girl a Valentine’s Day outfit and both of the kids St. Patrick’s Day t-shirts.  Well, we all know that I don’t believe in my little princess having a holiday shirt without an appropriately festive bow to coordinate with it!  And thus the Lucky Charm Hair Bow was born.

This lucky charm hair bow came together very quickly with just a few supplies and some hot glue.  Read on to find out how you can make one for yourself or your little lady.  After all it is cute and festive, and it will keep you from getting pinched!

Lucky Charm Hair Bow from Craft Quickies 1 Gather the following supplies:

*  two varieties of ribbon  (I got the striped ribbon in the $1 bin outside of Michael’s and I had the ultra-thin green ribbon from a past project.  Ribbon like that is everywhere, so you should be able to find it rather easily.)
*  glittery foam clovers  (I got mine at JoAnn Fabrics.  I think you could find them at any craft store or in the holiday area of most stores.)
*  hot glue gun and glue
*  alligator clip and/or fold over elastic
*  a bit of green felt

Lucky Charm Hair Bow from Craft Quickies 2 Begin by gluing your ribbon in a flowered shape.  I started with a cross (shown above) by folding and glueing.

Lucky Charm Hair Bow from Craft Quickies 3 Next I cut short strips of ribbon and glued them to fill out the other “petals” of the flower.

Lucky Charm Hair Bow from Craft Quickies 4 Next I looped and glued the thin ribbon into a flower shape on top of the thick ribbon.  It doesn’t have to look perfect in the middle because the glue will be hidden by the clovers.

Lucky Charm Hair Bow from Craft Quickies 5 Hot glue a foam clover on top of the ribbon flowers.  Be generous with the glue.

Lucky Charm Hair Bow from Craft Quickies 6 Now carefully glue a smaller clover on top of the larger clover.  Once again, be generous with the glue, but not too generous, as you don’t want the glue to creep out from the corners and show.

You are done with the artistry of your bow.  Seriously.  It was that easy!

Lucky Charm Hair Bow from Craft Quickies 7 I like to build a foam “house” for my alligator clips and fold over elastic, so that is what we will do next.  Cut a small section of green felt and glue it generously to the back of your creation.

Lucky Charm Hair Bow from Craft Quickies 8 Now glue your alligator clip or fold over elastic directly to the felt.

Lucky Charm Hair Bow from Craft Quickies 9 “Trap” the clip or elastic by glueing a small strip of felt across the clip or elastic.

I decided to put mine on a clip and then just clip it to the elastic so that next year on St. Patrick’s Day when my daughter finally has hair she will still be able to wear it.

Lucky Charm Hair Bow from Craft Quickies 10 Ta-da!  All done!  And now we will see it in action.

Lucky Charm Hair Bow 14 She is a little bit sick of my photo shoots.  Look, Little Missy, if you want beautiful accessories then you have to suffer through photo shoots.  Beauty is pain, my dear.  Beauty is pain!

Lucky Charm Hair Bow There is no wrong that her pacifier can’t right.

Lucky Charm Hair Bow 12 That’s better.  Hi, Sweet Girl!

Lucky Charm Hair Bow 11 I want to eat her.  Is that so wrong??

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, friends!

Sarah Westover McKenna
Sarah is the scattered creative mind behind Bombshell Bling. A former elementary school teacher and a current stay-at-home mom, she loves developing her creativity through her blog and her jewelry design business, Bombshell Bling Jewelry. Sarah is a lover of all things vintage, colorful, and BLING. She is also a sweets addict with a major obsession with s'mores.
Sarah Westover McKenna
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