For the last few years, one of our traditions has been to make these ribbon shamrocks.
They are so simple and cheap to make!
My girls love them for the hair....
I think they're fun for a mantle.
They'd look cute on a wreath, a headband, or just hanging by themselves.
Since emerald is the color of the year (read about it HERE), these shamrocks will not only help you avoid getting pinched, but you'll be sporting the "in" color :).
I did not invent these, obviously! I don't even remember where I learned how to make them, but this is my version.
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Green ribbon (grosgrain works best)
Glue gun & glue sticks
First: cut 6 equal pieces of ribbon, and one a little shorter for the stem.
(For mantle shamrocks, cut 4 1/4"; for hair shamrocks, cut 2 1/2" or 3")
Then seal the ends with heat so they don't fray. Either light a candle and sear the ends, or use a lighter.
Make sure to hot glue it now!!!!
For the banner on the mantle, I cut Popsicle sticks in half then glued a piece of ribbon to them. I glued the shamrock on top of that. Then I taped twine to the Popsicle stick and taped it to my mantle.
For a few more St. Patrick's Day ideas check out THESE simple decorations!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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