Shamrock Headband How To

One of the biggest sellers in my Etsy Shop last year was my layered Shamrock headband.

I’ve tried this “style” of headband at other holidays, but it never works as well as the Shamrock shape and so it remains my one and only non-flower I’ve sold!

To make one of your own, you need three different, but close shades of green felt {I used lime green, apple green and Kelly green}.  I like to either do lightest to darkest or darkest to lightest, but there are no rules, so pick whatever looks best to you!  You’ll also need a large rhinestone for your center and a headband as your base.  I prefer a wider headband for this particular project to give the shamrock a little ‘body.’

In the above photo, you’ll see my pattern set.  If you’re just going to make one headband, you could probably freehand these, but since I make these a lot and I struggle with shamrock shapes in general, I made a proper pattern set.  I like to make my patterns on graph paper as it helps me check my proportions and balance.  For something like this project you can then use a photocopier to either shrink or enlarge your pattern at an interval two times to get your other two templates.

I have laminated my patterns, and so they can easily withstand pinning them to the felt and cutting around it.  When you first cut the felt, it will not look very pretty.  Don’t fret!

See?  A little rough, right?  Not to worry.  Take your top layer and stack it on top of the middle layer and “clean it up” and then repeat with the bottom layer.  Now it should look much prettier!

Hot glue your layers together and add a rhinestone center and then attach it to your headband!  Now give to some lucky little lass!

And of course if you’re not interested in making your own you can always have me do the work for you and purchase one from my Etsy shop here.

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18 Responses to Shamrock Headband How To

  1. Sarah says:

    I love it! What a cute and easy headband! I plan on making several for my girls! Thank you! Do you mind if I link to your post from facebook?!?!

  2. Carol Tudor says:

    Too bad you don’t ship to Canada. The Shamrock head bands are darling*

    • feltsocute says:

      I would LOVE to, but the shipping is almost essentially the same price as the headband and it takes so long standard shipping that people were frustrated so I gave up. If you have any recommendations I would welcome them!

  3. anne maskell says:

    Perfect for Saint Paddy’s day!

  4. Jayna Rae says:

    Very cute and just in time!!!

  5. Valerie says:

    Those are so cute- thanks so much for sharing!

  6. Wendybv says:

    Totally adorable! I did something similar but with regular fabric & as a clip.

    http://wendyinflorida.blogspot.com/2010/03/shabby-shamrocks.html

  7. Love the little bling added to the center. :) My girls love headbands…this would be great for them!

    Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party! Have fun finding some new blog friends, and I hope you’ll visit Serenity Now again soon. :)

  8. Kirstikoo says:

    Would love for you to add this post to our St. Patty’s Link up!! I love this darling headband!

  9. rebecca says:

    In the last pictures it looks glittery?

  10. Heather says:

    Just wanted to let you know I linked to you on my (very belated) St. Patrick’s Day blog post! We love the headband!

    http://www.adventuresinhomemaking.com/2011/03/pot-of-gold-cupcakes.html

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