Being Irish, we naturally deck the kids out — from head to toe — in green, but living in the North East means that we often have to cover up their outfits in their “not so green” winter coats. Somehow, the kids don’t look quite as festive when they are bundled up.
So this year, I sat down and made some shamrock barrettes out of pipe cleaners for my daughter and niece. This way, even if their coats had to be zipped up, they could still show some Irish spirit. They happily wore their shamrock barrettes with pride…until it got so chilly that we made them put their winter hats back on!
SHAMROCK BARRETTE TUTORIAL
Materials (makes 1 barrette):
- 3 green pipe cleaners
- 1 bobby pin
- Pencil or paintbrush
Step 1: Gather your three pipe cleaners of equal size.
Step 6: Wind your third pipe cleaner around the last petal and wrap a few twists around the middle where all three join. (This is where you will slide the bobby pin in.) Now twist the tail down and out the bottom for the stem.