How to Make a Mini Hat Hair Clip for St. Patrick’s Day

St Patrick's Day DIY craft mini hat hair pin

Easy DIY Mini Hat for St. Patrick’s Day

Ok. This is probably one of the best little projects I’ve come across. My mini hat hair clip turned out so cute, it was easy to make, and I love how easy it is to pin into my hair!

I originally got this idea when a friend of mine shared a YouTube video tutorial where this guy makes tiny hat hairpins. The ones he made were ADORABLE but I thought I would change the color scheme and turn this into a St. Patrick’s Day craft idea!

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If you want to make a different looking mini hat for a themed costume, another holiday, or just for fun, you can totally do that too! These are super customizable and cheap to make.

Here’s what you need:

Tracing out bottle cap onto piece of cardboard for mini hat

Step 1. Creating the Mini Hat Brim

Take your round template, place it on your cardboard, then trace around it with a pen or pencil (make sure your circle is just a bit larger than your bottle cap). Then, grab a pair of scissors and cut out your circle.

Plain mini hat

Step 2. Putting the Mini Hat Together

Glue your bottle cap to your cardboard circle and set it aside to dry.

Tulle for mini hat

Step 3. Preparing the Tulle

While your mini hat is drying, take a SMALL piece of your black tulle and bunch it together. Then, glue the gathering point together. Once your tulle is glued well enough to stay put, trim the excess end off.

Painting the St Patricks Day mini hat hair clip

Step 4. Paint the Mini Hat

Now that your mini hat is glued and dried to the cardboard, dip your sponge into your green paint and completely coat your “hat”.

Green glittery mini hat

Step 5. Glitter!

Before it dries, sprinkle your hat generously in green glitter. The St. Patrick’s Day look is really starting to come together at this point.

Gluing a golden ribbon

Step 6. Adding the Golden Ribbon

Cut a strip of your gold ribbon long enough to wrap around the base of your bottle cap. Then, add glue to the underside of your ribbon.

Almost finished DIY mini hat hair clip

Once your ribbon has glue on it, place it around the base of your bottle cap.

Adding the black tulle to the mini hat

Step 8. Adding the Tulle

Next, take your bunched tulle and add a dab of glue to the base. Then, glue it to the side of your hat.

Gluing a bobby pin

Step 9. Adding the Bobby Pin

While your glue is drying, grab a large bobby pin and add a drop of glue to the top.

Finished DIY Mini hat hair clip

Place your hat into place on your bobby pin and let dry. That’s all there is to it!

Mini hat hair clip on a head

Final Thoughts

Ahh! I love it!! When St.Patty’s Day arrives you can simply slide your festive mini hat hair clip into your hair and celebrate in style!

I hope you enjoy making these simple, festive, and cute mini hats! Remember that you can customize them for basically any event as well, so don’t be scared to get creative.

If you enjoyed this craft, please share it on your favorite social network so your friends can see it too! Thanks!

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DIY St Patricks Day mini hat hair clip idea

How to Make a Mini Hat Hair Clip for St. Patrick’s Day

Ingredients

  • Bottle cap
  • Round template (anything bigger than your cap)
  • Cardboard
  • Green acrylic paint
  • Green glitter
  • Gold ribbon (thinner the better)
  • Industrial glue (E-600 is the best)
  • Black tulle
  • Long Bobby Pins
  • Scissors
  • Paint brush (foam ones work perfectly)

Instructions

  1. Take your round template and place it on your cardboard. Make sure your circle is just a bit larger than your bottle cap.
  2. Cut out a circle (that is larger than your bottle cap)
  3. Glue the bottle cap to your cardboard circle and set aside.
  4. While it's drying, take a SMALL piece of your black tulle and bunch it together. Then, glue the gathering point together.
  5. Once your tulle is glued well enough to stay put, trim the excess end off.
  6. Dip a sponge into your green paint, and completely coat your "hat".
  7. Before it dries, sprinkle your hat generously in green glitter.
  8. Cut a strip of your gold ribbon long enough to wrap around the base of your bottle cap.
  9. Add glue to the underside of your ribbon and place it around the base of your bottle cap.
  10. Take your bunched tulle and add a dab of glue to the base and glue it to the side of your hat.
  11. While your glue is drying, grab a large bobby pin and add a drop of glue to the top.
  12. Place your hat into place on your bobby pin and let dry.
  13. When St.Patty's Day arrives, slide your festive hat pin into your hair and celebrate in style!
Types: Crafts, Adult, Family, Teen
Categories: Clothing, Decoration, St Patricks Day

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