Monday, March 8, 2010

Pinch Free St. Patricks Day!!

 Welcome to InkingPink, are you ready to be "pinch Proof" ?Today I will be showing you a fashionable way to guarantee a pinch free St. Patrick's Day. These handmade hair accessories are trendy, quick and green, not just in color they are also environmentally friendly!

Lets gather our supplies:
Cuttlebug, shaped steel die (circles used here)
fabric scraps, thread, needle
cropodile, ribbon, eyelets, buttons
hair ties, bobby pins, or clips
fabric glue (if desired)

Cut fabric with Cuttlebug by Provo Craft. Here I have layered fabric and tulle, use a B plate ,steel die face up, fabric, and a second B plate. This is a great way to use up all those fabric scraps laying around, or that 1990's polyester blouse that needs a new life. Goodbye ugly clutter, hello hip hair accessory!

Cut a hole through all layers of overlapping circles, graduating from larger to smaller.

Tie a knot in the center of a length of scrap ribbon, or fabric strip approximately 8 inches long. feed both ribbon tails through hole and tie securely to ponytail holder, if desired glue ends down on back of flower, or stitch in place. Scrunch circles to create a free form flower.

Add buttons, pearls, gems, or whatever you may have on hand. I used several different types of fabric weight , they are each unique and beautiful.

You can use them as a package adornment, tuck an Irish blessing inside for a sweet little gift.

We are all Irish {even if only in spirit} on St Patrick's day.
 Have you ever wondered where the pinching tradition came from? Wikipedia gives this explanation:
Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle. Green is traditionally worn on St. Patrick's day to honor the Emerald Isle.
Tradition holds that on that day, people who do not wear green are pinched as a reminder to wear green to honor the Emerald Isle.

What better way to avoid the "pinch" than these lovely green flowers, so much more stylish that a T-shirt covered in 4 leaf clovers don't you think?


Tricia said...

these are super cute ! Ilove the round stamp you used too

Unknown said...

Love these Shantaie! Super cute and so creative!

(-: Heidi

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

These are adorable! I will have to try this. Thanks.

Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

Oh My - these are amazing. I LOVE them! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing them.

Marcy said...

Great tutorial! These are so cute!

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGEOUS FLOWERS - GF!!! The different fabrics are how you turned some into hairbands!!! Hugs ~S~