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Beautiful Headband for St. Patrick’s Day

St Patrick's Hair BowLearn how to make a headband with a mini top hat or derby hat for St. Patrick’s Day or any occasion. Mini top hats on headbands are fun fashion accessory that look adorable on all ages. I recently found a small plastic St. Patrick’s Day hat at my local party store. I thought the little hat would be a wonderful inexpensive way to decorate a headband and be fashionable for St. Patrick’s Day!

Materials Needed:

  • Mini Bowdabra
  • Bowdabra Bow Wire
  • Hair Bow Tool & Ruler
  • Small Plastic Hat
  • Clear Thin Width Headband
  • Green Boa
  • Twine
  • 5/8? Antique Gold Satin Ribbon
  • Green Tulle
  • Gold Sparkle Tulle
  • Ribbon Clover (click here for tutorial)
  • Gem
  • Hot Glue


1. Begin by purchasing a small St. Patrick’s Day plastic top hat. I found a package of 6 at a local party store for $1.99.

St Patrick's Hat

2. Remove the elastic from the hat and use twine to tie the hat to the headband.

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3. Hot glue 5/8? satin ribbon around the bottom of the hat. Use hot glue sparingly because it will melt the hat if it is put on too thick.

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4. Glue green boa around the rim of the hat.

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5. Attach craft feathers to the front of the hat.

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6. Next, place the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra. Cut a piece of 18? Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold it in half and place it into the Mini Bowdabra.

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7. Next, cut strips of green tulle 3? x 3? and place them into the Mini Bowdabra.

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8. Next, using 3? wide gold tulle place it down into the Mini Bowdabra like an accordion.

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9. Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra Wand.

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10. While the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra, thread the two loose ends of the Mini Bowdabra Bow Wire through the loop at the other end.

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11. Pull the Bowdabra Bow Wire tightly while the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra. Gently pull the bow out of the Mini Bowdabra.

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12. Separate the two loose ends of the Bowdabra Bow Wire and bring them around to the back of the bow and knot.

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13. Fluff the bow and trim away excess Bowdabra Bow Wire and hot glue it to the front of the St. Patrick’s Day hat.

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14. Following the woven ribbon clover tutorial add the clover to the front of the hat.

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15. Add a button or gem to the center of the ribbon clover.

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16. Your headband with mini St. Patrick’s Day top hat is ready to be worn.

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