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How to make a super quick and easy shamrock hair clip

If you’ve got a few minutes you can whip up this quick and easy shamrock hair clip.  This project uses small scraps of ribbon so it is thrifty as well as easy. The easy shamrock hair clip makes a great party favor so don’t stop at just one!

easy shamrock hair clip

Updated: March 2019


  • Grosgrain ribbon
  • Alligator hair clip
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks or glue dots
  • Rhinestone
  • Scissors


Gather all of the materials you will need for this project.

Easy shamrock hair clip

Next, cut a 6” piece of grosgrain ribbon.

easy shamrock hair clip

Attach the alligator hair clip to the ribbon with some hot glue or glue dots.  Next, cut six 2 ½-3” long pieces of green grosgrain ribbon.

easy shamrock hair clip

easy shamrock hair clip

Now, glue the ends of two pieces together with glue. Then, bring the ends around together to create a heart. Next, take the middle tip of the heart and glue to the back of the heart.

easy shamrock hair clip

easy shamrock hair clip

easy shamrock hair clip

Glue the heart to the edge of the prepared hair clip.

easy shamrock hair clip

Next, make two more hearts. Glue each heart on top of the last heart you glued.

easy shamrock hair clip

To finish attach a rhinestone or other bobble to the front of the shamrock.

easy shamrock hair clip

If you enjoyed this quick and easy DIY tutorial you will love the hundreds of projects featured on Bowdabra blog each week.  Our team of creative designers are always thinking of new ways to create fun projects with ribbon and the Bowdabra tool.  Also, please join Bowdabra creator, Sandy Sandler each week for Facebook live on Mondays at 4:00 p.m. PST and 7:00 p.m. EST.  Every week she shows you several projects you can make with the Bowdabra in minutes and as a bonus, one lucky viewer will win a surprise gift!







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