This challenge took me way out of my comfort zone because I haven't made anything to wear before and I have not celebrated St. Patrick's Day either. But I wanted a challenge so I decided to create a hair adornment. I set out to use several items from my stash that I have not yet used. I am very happy with the end result. However, it was very hard to photograph so please bear with me. I borrowed my daughter's doll to model it for me.
This idea all started with a 26mm twist daddy and an alligator clip by Imaginisce from the I-Top line. The alligator clip already comes covered with white ribbon and outfitted with a screw in spot for the twist daddy.
I started by screwing the bottom portion of the twist daddy into the alligator clip. Then I used a 2" Cosmo Cricket Gluber for the first time to create the ribbon ruffles. It looks like a huge glue dot. I was able to pinch pleat a length of ribbon from Micheal's around the circle to create the first layer.
Then, I attached the alligator clip to the center back of the gluber. In the remaining space, I created a second layer of ribbon using Webster's Pages Bloomers which is a divine combo of flowers and trim. I added the smallest glue dots to the ends of the ribbon on both layers to finish off the circle of ribbon nicely.
I attached the hair clip to the dolls hand to show that the flowers actually point outward rather than up toward the other ribbon. It is created that way to give the hair clip interest from any side.
Using the Imaginisce pink glue gun, I created a cirlce of hot glue at the inner edges of the ribbon with the polka dots so that I could attach the top of the twist daddy in the center of the adornment. I then cut 2 shamrocks (2.25" and 1.25") using my Cricut E2, the Designer's Calendar cartridge and American Crafts metallic foil cardstock.
Using a jumbo Zots glue dot on top of the twist daddy top I affixed the largest shamrock. Bending the leaves and stem of the shamrock to create more interest, I affixed the smaller bent shamrock on top the first with a Zots 3D glue dot. The finishing touch was adding two green flower pins.
This is truly a monochromatic masterpiece. I am sure it will look just as cute on my daughter if she attends the St. Patrick's Day parade with her best friend this weekend.
Wish me luck!