Kids (and some adults!) can be brutal on St. Patrick’s Day if you don’t make sure to wear green, so to help you prevent the pinch, we’ve come up with some quick ways to add a little shamrock green to your outfit next week on March 17th.

First up are two easy DIY pins that will have you ready to face those pinching little leprechauns!


  • Decorative touches from the craft store in the shape of shamrocks, leprechaun hats…whatever you can find as long as they are green!
  • Green ribbon
  • Craft store pins
  • Hot glue gun

Step One: Glue the Shamrocks to the Pins

If they are too small, use green craft paper to create a backing first, then glue the backing to the pin. It really is that easy!

Step Two: Glue the Ribbon to the Pin

For this look, we literally just tied the ribbon into pretty bows and hot glued them in place.


For craft idea #2, we focused on hair accessories that would add a little sparkle to you (or your little ladies) on St. Patrick’s Day…


  • A headband
  • Green ribbon
  • Mini-leprechaun hats (surprisingly easy to find at craft stores!)
  • Hair clips
  • Hot glue gun

Step One: Prep Headband

Wrap the ribbon tightly around the headband, letting it slightly overlap with each new layer. Use the hot glue gun to secure the ends, then decorate with the leprechaun hat. You’ll have your own runway headband in no time!

Step Two: Prep Hair Clips

Hot glue your favorite leftover shamrocks from the pin project above to the blank hair clips for instant St. Patrick’s Day accessories.

Fun, right? How are you planning to prevent the pinch this year? Leave us a comment and let us know!

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  8. Tami says:

    Just stopping by to let you know that I’ve featured your craft on Family Fun Crafts! You can see it here:

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  10. Amy Prijatel says:

    I just this post… I found the hats at wal-wart! 2 pack for 1.94! Super cute, I bought some for my girls & Now I gonna make this really cute headband!;)

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  14. Jada Valdez says:

    Nice DIY ideas for St Patrick. Thanks for the great tips.

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