Thursday, February 14, 2013

Ribbon Shamrocks... woven with possibilities!



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.

To find out how to make your own, click on "read more" below... 

but first, 


ok, now you can click to read more.... (under the "Pin It" button)





Supplies:
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.

Then....










Make sure to hot glue it now!!!!




That's it!!

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!

Nancy

P.S. Ok, shameless plug...We are very new to the blogoshpere, and would LOVE if you became a follower of our blog, or Pinterest, or Like us on Facebook :).


I feel so thankful and honored to have been featured on a few blogs!!! I never expected that!!!!! Thank you so much to:
Nap Time Creations
Or so She Says
I am in the process of figuring out how to add the buttons... they'll be here soon. I'm still a newbie to this blogging stuff :).


Linking this post to:
Angels Homestead Saturday Spotlight 
Polka Dot Pretties
 Chef in Training
Home Stories A to Z
Tidy Mom
Fingerprints on the Fridge
The Patriotic Pam


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26 comments:

  1. How fun! I love the way they look on the mantle.

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  2. Love this! I'd like to invite you to link up to Saturday Spotlight @ Angels Homestead.

    http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-4/

    Hope to see you there :)

    April

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  3. Came across you on Tater Tots and Jello's link up party. I am a huge ribbon fanatic (that is I use ribbons in crafting all the time, to a point of needing a 12 step program). I LOVE this!!

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  4. Would love for you to submit your shamrock on my website - I would love to feature it for St. Patrick's Day! Pinning!

    Susan @ Oh My! Creative

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  5. So cute, thanks for sharing at the link party at 'Or so she says...'! I'll be featuring them again tomorrow on the blog. Congrats! Would love to have you stop by, link up again, and of course, link back. Have a great weekend. :)

    Mariel
    www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  6. HI! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays! I'm featuring THIS on a round-up post up on the blog today! I would be SO pleased if you would put my featured button on this post ;o) Happy Weekend!!!
    http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/02/10-ideas-to-get-you-in-mood-for-st.html

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  7. These are really cute as well as unique! I love them! Thank you for the great tutorial as well. You have a fun blog and I'm happy to be following you via GFC and looking forward to more. Stop by and visit sometime!

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  8. These are adorable. I saw these on the Show & Tell Saturday, but the link took me to another blog that then linked here to the original source (I believe it was somewhere you were featured this week, COOL!). I would LOVE if you would link these up to my first ever Link Party at The Patriotic Pam this weekend. I just began following you via GFC and I will go check out your Pinterest and Facebook pages after I send you this. Good luck with your blog. Looks like you are off to a good start. Hope to see you over at The Patriotic Pam! :O)
    Pam

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  9. Thank you all, Ladies!!!! I soooo appreciate your kind comments!

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  10. These are adorable and I love how you used them in more than one way! Welcome to the blogging world and I'm following you!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm excited to check out your blog too!

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  11. I just made 5 of these for my girls. Love them, so cute! I hope you will have more ideas like this. Just great!

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    1. That it awesome!! I'm so glad you did it and told me!! Thank you! I'm keeping my wheels turning for any great idea that comes up... hopefully the wheels will work :).

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  12. I am loving these hair bows and I am your newest follower!!! I can't wait to look around more:) Thanks for the tutorial!
    -Abby

    Mrs. Saunders' Lovelies
    Facebook: Abby Saunders-Scentsy Family Independent Consultant

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    1. Thanks, Abby! I'm your newest follower now too! I'm glad you stopped by:).

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  13. Thank you SOOO much! I have been looking for them on line and could absolutely NOT figure out what the directions were until I found your site! Thank you! Thank you!!

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    1. I soooo appreciate you letting me know that! Thank you for coming on over here to our blog!!

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  14. Hi love the shamrocks! I would like to make with my grandnieces tomorrow, ages 6 - 13. I just tried to make one with fabric glue, I am concerned with using glue guns with such young kids. Have you seen one that is just one continuous piece of ribbon?

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    1. I just saw your comment, and I'm so sorry it's after you've made them!!! I haven't seen one like that. What I would do, is use liquid stitch or even tacky glue if you're worried about the glue gun. I definitely do not let my kids touch glue guns!!

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  15. Thanks for a great tutorial! I made a couple small ones as ornaments for my feather tree:@)

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  16. So cute!! Now I need to pick up some green ribbon! Pinned!

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  17. That's creative and easy to do. I think it looks really nice when used to decorate the house. The bright green color really livens up the place.It's cool that it can be used in other creative projects as well. Shamrock images have always been popular.

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