St. Patrick’s Day is less than two weeks away. Do you celebrate the Luck of the Irish? I usually don’t because half the time I forget to even wear green. So my kiddos enjoy getting to pinch me. Ouch! When we were at Dollar Tree the other day, I was looking at their St. Paddy’s Day section. It had all sorts of neat items. As I stood there looking, my eyes kept going to this little green hat. There is just something about these types of hats that get my attention. I’m not even a big hat wearer, but they get me every time. So I bought it! It was just $1 so what have I got to lose.
I also got some foam shamrock cutouts from Dollar Tree. Half of them are glittered and half are just plain. Then I bought some gold chocolate coins from Hobby Lobby. The last thing I did was gather up pieces of ribbon from my ribbon stash. I grabbed yellow, white, green, and gold pieces of ribbon. You can see the stash I started with here.
Now it was on to adding a little glam to this $1 hat. First I grabbed 2 sheets of my printer paper and folded length wise into thirds. Then I took my Martha Stewart shred scissors and cut a little more than 3/4 of the way into the paper. After cutting the entire length, I started rolling it up to form a flower. I just added a little hot glue along the way to hold it together.
I took the hat and hot glued on 3 shamrocks and these paper flowers. I know, they sort of look like cheerleader pom-poms. Don’t judge it just yet.
I gathered all those pieces of ribbon and made a junk bow. A junk bow is just tying all these pieces together in the center. You layer the bigger ribbon on bottom, and then build up to the narrower ones.
I glued the bow in between the 2 paper flowers, and then started to embellish with the chocolate gold coins.
Here is a close up of the embellishments. Wouldn’t you feel lucky in this hat!
I also bought a tall glass and added a little junk bow to it also. Revyn wanted it so she had it to drink out of. She loves any type of quirky glass.
It is amazing how quickly you can transform a few Dollar Tree items. Revyn is already enjoying all these Lucky Dollar Tree crafts. Hopefully she will get a little extra luck in school and in her FFA competitions.
I hope you have a lucky and fun St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy the luck of the Irish.