Are you a fan of St. Patrick’s Day? It’s not my favorite. But when I figured out you could make a cute little Leprechaun Hat I had to try it.
I was sent product by Solo to create some crafts for St. Patricks Day.
Easy Leprechaun Hats for St. Patrick’s Day
At first, I had wanted to make a more elaborate hat. I was envisioning a fringe edge on the felt on the bottom. But when I did a little test run, I loved how they look like little top hats!
And kids love them too. Just look how excited my son is to wear it for a photo. Insert crying laughing face emoji here.
If you talk to a blogger and they tell you that their kids love taking photos, they are lying.
How to Make a DIY Leprechaun Hat
Does anyone really need a leprechaun hat? Probably not. But are they super cute? Yes.
- Green Solo Cup (another color would also work. You could always spray paint it green (doing a layer of white primer first to get the best coverage)
- A piece of felt (the craft store sells them in standard paper sized sheets)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Lay the felt flat on your workspace.
- Place the cup, open side down, on the felt.
- Mark a circle on the felt leaving about an inch all the way around the cup.
- Cut out the felt
- Glue the ribbon to the bottom of the felt that will sit on the head.
- Glue the cup down to the cup.
- Plop this on your kid’s head and tie it under the chin!
Always use your glue gun at your own risk. I manage to burn my fingers every single time I use it.
Instead of making it look like a little Leprechaun top hat, I made it look more fancy. Like something a girl Leprechaun might wear to the Kentucky Derby or a while tea party.
I glued the string to the bottom of the inside of the cup on both sides. I used a little fabric heart to hide the glue as much as I could.
Then I cut a hole in the bottom of the cup and stuck some lame fabric that I bunched into a pouf.
Here in California, our weather is pretty amazing and we can eat outside during this time of year.
A St. Patrick’s picnic would be so much fun! You can force your kids to wear these cute hats and if you plan a little bit ahead, you can do a scavenger hunt and have them look for little items you’ve hidden around the park.
You can serve a big charcuterie spread with meats and cheese. I didn’t have a bunch of cheese on hand for the photo so I substituted the “cheese” banner I created for my son’s birthday party.
I have a St. Patrick’s Day Pinterest board with all kinds of other ideas to hep your family celebrate this holiday.
What are your big plans for St. Patrick’s Day? Need more ideas?
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