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Easy how to make – Super simple 4-leaf clover hair bow

Everyone will love this super simple 4-leaf clover hair bow. It’s so easy to make with simple supplies you may already have on hand. And this cute little 4-leaf clover hair bow is so inexpensive you may want to make several for a group or gifts.

4-leaf clover hair bow

4-leaf clover hair bow


  • Dark green sparkle stiffened felt sheet (you can make several out of one sheet)
  • Bowdabra Mini Bow Maker
  • Bowdabra Bow Wire
  • Four green teardrop cabochons
  • Alligator clip
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
  • Clover pattern
  • Scissors
  • Chalk pencil to mark on dark felt
  • Optional clover ribbon to cover alligator clip


  1. First, download and print the clover pattern. Transfer the pattern on to the stiffened felt. Repeat for a second piece. (You will need two)

4-leaf clover hair bow

4-leaf clover hair bow

  1. Next, cut out the two pattern pieces.

4-leaf clover hair bow

  1. Now, cut a piece of Bowdabra bow wire about 18” long. Fold the wire in half and insert into the Bowdabra. You will have a loop on one side and two loose wires on the other. Tuck the ends under to keep out of the way while you make your hair bow.

  1. Insert one of the felt pattern pieces into the Bowdabra in the center. Then, insert the other pattern piece. Scrunch down with the Bowdabra wand.

4-leaf clover hair bow 4-leaf clover hair bow

Finishing the hair bow

  1. Now, insert the two loose wires through the loop and pull tight while the bow is still in the Bowdabra. Remove from the Bowdabra, turn to the back, separate the ends and tie a knot. At this point, you can arrange the leaves of the clover. Set aside.

4-leaf clover hair bow

4-leaf clover hair bow

4-leaf clover hair bow

  1. Arrange the teardrop cabochons around the center of the clover and use a hot glue gun to attach.

4-leaf clover hair bow

4-leaf clover hair bow

  1. If you want you can use some thin St. Patrick’s Day ribbon and some glue to cover the alligator clip. Glue to the back of the clover. Glue the alligator clip to the back of the 4-leaf clover hair bow.

This 4-leaf clover hair bow is so cute but also so inexpensive.  It is a great project for Girl Scout and other youth groups. If you don’t wish to use a glue gun you can, however,  substitute glue dots.  You can use it as a hair bow of course, but you can also clip it to a lapel or collar for a little St. Patrick’s Day flair.

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