Thursday, March 17, 2011

A four leaf clover on your shoulder…

or in your hair!
This tutorial shows you how to make your very own four leaf clover that will last.
  • 12 inches of 2 in wide green wired ribbon
  • sewing needle and a little thread
  • glue gun
  • button or other embellishment
Step 1: Cut your ribbon into four even pieces that are about 3 inches long and seal the ends using a candle. Be careful not to burn your fingers!
Step 2: (This is the tricky part!) Fold the ribbon so that the top left corner touches the bottom right corner.
Then fold the ribbon again so that the top right corner touches the bottom left corner.
You should have something that looks like this:
Repeat step 2 for each of the pieces of ribbon
Step 3: Using the needles and thread, string the ribbon petals together:
Pull the string tight so that a flower (or clover) is created.
Tie off the string so that it stays tight and adjust the petals so you like how they look.
Step 4: Embellish with your choice of center pieces
Use a safety pin to attach it to your blouse for the day or a headband for your daughter.
Happy St. Patty’s Day!

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