St. Patrick's Day Scrunchies
By: Amanda Formaro
Age: 6 and up
Transform plain and boring scrunchies into these fun and festive St. Patrick's Day hair decorations! You can adapt this craft to fit just about any holiday or occasion by changing colors and accents.
What you'll need:
- White or green hair scrunchies
- 12-inch long strips of ribbon in gold, white and/or green
- 4 each: yellow and green pony beads
- Shamrock-shaped buttons
- Hot glue
- Green or white thread
How to make it:
- With your needle and thread, sew shamrock buttons onto a scrunchie, about one-inch or so apart.
- Tie a piece of gold ribbon into a bow. Tighten it and adjust the size so it’s small enough to be glued onto the front of a shamrock button.
- Glue the ribbon bows onto the shamrock buttons.
- To make a hanging ribbon accent, fold a 12-inch length of green ribbon in half and tie a knot at the center.
- Thread four green beads onto each end of the ribbon and tie it off, making the knots big enough so that the beads won'tslide off.
- Repeat this process with the gold ribbon and yellow beads.
- Sew the center knot of each ribbon onto the scrunchie.
- Sew a green shamrock button on top of the ribbon (to cover the stitches where you sewed the ribbon onto the scrunchie).
- Tie a piece of gold ribbon into a bow and adjust the size to fit on the front of the button.
- Hot glue the ribbon to the button.
- Always closely supervise children using a hot glue gun, or designate glue gun use as an adults-only activity.
- If you can’t find shamrock buttons (we found ours at Michael’s Craft Store) you can use regular gold, white or green buttons. You can jazz them up with glitter glue if you like.
- Stretch the scrunchie over a can or plastic cup to hold it in place while you decorate.
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