shamrock barrette

add some luck to your little ones day with this lucky clover barrette. 

adapted from this pattern... 
i changed the shape of each petal to have two lobes each, and flipped the flower over, preferring the shape of the bottom of the flower for the clover.

you will need:
wool felt
needle and thread
blank barrette

cut 4 leaves in the shape shown above. mine measured about 3/4 of an inch tall, and nearly an inch wide. 

sew the leaves together as shown above, and tie the threads together tightly at the ends. 

sew to a barrette, and clip on your little lucky charm. 


  1. Hihi! New to your blog! I found you through your seeded paper boxes on D*S! SO lovely! I am equally in love with your shamrock barrette; I will definitely be making one (or more!) of these for my St. Paddie's get up! Thanks for the great ideas, and I'll be sure to pop in frequently!

  2. thank you for sharing this is simply cute!

  3. I've had these pinned on Pinterest for awhile and I'm finally getting around to actually clicking on some of my pins. These are so adorable and can't wait to make these come next spring.

  4. Anonymous28.1.12

    shamrocks have 3l leaves! these are four leaf clovers! still very cute

  5. Anonymous22.2.12

    Thank you so much for this! My wedding is on St. Patricks day, and I have been searching for just the right little "touch" of green for each of the guests. This is perfect, and I love the color you chose :)

    I am making them into pins, one for each guest to wear. I'm going to attach them to a little card with the following poem:

    "For each petal on the shamrock
    This brings a wish your way
    Good health, good luck, and happiness
    For today and every day."

  6. Looove this! Just turned it into a garland and shared your tutorial on my blog today.


    Thank you!

  7. Anonymous26.2.12

    So simple and cute. I used coordinating shades of green and attached a button in the center!!

  8. Hi! this would be perfect if you didn't call it a Shamrock. The reason Shamrock is important in relation to St. Patrick is that he used its THREE leaves to explain the "Holy Trinity" to the (at the time) pagan Irish. It is very, very important to Irish people that others don't get confused between "The luck o' the Irish" - for which a four-leaf clover is appropriate and St. Patrick's Day.
    Thanks for reading.

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    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them. :) If you would like to display a
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  10. Anonymous12.3.12

    UnderMeOxter: Delete one "leaf" and put a stem in its place. They turn out adorable!!

  11. Just wanted to share that you've been featured on our SMITTEN: SPRING 2012 GUIDE! http://limefishstudio.blogspot.com/2012/03/smitten-spring-2012-guide.html

  12. Just found this on Pinterest! So cute!

  13. Making these tonight! So cute! :)


  14. Many thanks for posting this! It's terrific! :)

    Lee Ann H
    Crochet...Gotta Love It! http://cgli.us

  15. Thanks for sharing!!!

  16. Cute! I've pinned this. Thank you!

  17. Your hair pin is adorable! I shared it on my blog today if you want to check it out go to http://iamonly1woman.blogspot.com/2013/03/10-must-do-st-patricks-day-crafts-for.html

  18. Took me a bit of work to find the original source, but glad I did! I used your tutorial to decorate my mantel!
    Thank you for sharing with us!!

  19. Muito lindo............

  20. Anonymous24.2.16

    Thanks for this! I will have my students make them!

  21. So cute...will be making them for a mantle garland.