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How to Make a Mini Shamrock Hat Basket


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February 27, 2019

Mini Shamrock Hat Basket - tiny green Irish hat filled with mini shamrocksLet's play a game. It is believed that when you find a four leaf clover you'll find luck. So, I just thought of making a shamrock hat - a fancy green hat filled with these teeny weeny clover leaves. For a St. Patrick's day celebration find your lucky clover in it.

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Supplies:

  • art paper colored green, yellow and black
  • 2 shades of green art paper cut into 1x1 inch squares
  • glue
  • bottle cap
  • marker/pen/pencil
  • scissors
Mini Shamrock Hat Basket - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. To make a clover leaf, take 1 square of green paper and fold diagonally. It will become a triangle.
  2. Mini Shamrock Hat Basket - fold a green paper square in half diagonally to form a triangle
     
  3. Fold again to form a smaller triangle.
  4. Mini Shamrock Hat Basket - fold again to make a smaller triangle
     
  5. Cut a tiny heart shape out of it.
  6. Mini Shamrock Hat Basket - cut a tiny heart shape from it
     
  7. Open the folds after cutting and it should look like this.
  8. Mini Shamrock Hat Basket - open the folds to reveal a four leaf clover
     
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  9. Make more of these, as many as you can.
  10. Mini Shamrock Hat Basket - make as many as you like using different colors of green paper
     
  11. Remove 1 leaf on most of the clovers, but leave some untouched. This will be the lucky clover leaves. You can write "lucky" at the back to make it more fun.
  12. Mini Shamrock Hat Basket - remove one leaf on many, but not all of the clover, optionally write lucky on the 4 leaf ones
     
  13. Cut thin strips out of some of the 1x1 green paper.
  14. Mini Shamrock Hat Basket - cut thin strips from the 1" paper
     
  15. Now, glue each strip onto each piece of clover. Set aside.
  16. Mini Shamrock Hat Basket - glue these stems on the clover
     
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  17. Let's make the basket. Cover the cap neatly with green art paper.
  18. Mini Shamrock Hat Basket - cover the bottle cap with green paper
     
  19. Cut a strip of black paper about 3 inches long and a tiny rectangle of yellow paper for the belt. Cut small slots and slide the buckle onto the belt.
  20. Mini Shamrock Hat Basket - cut the belt/hat band from black paper and a yellow buckle
     
    Mini Shamrock Hat Basket - slide the buckle onto the band
     
  21. Wrap it around the body of the cap and glue in place.
  22. Mini Shamrock Hat Basket - glue onto the hat
     
  23. Then draw two circles, one is smaller and inside the big one.
  24. Mini Shamrock Hat Basket - draw two concentric circles on green paper
     
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  25. Cut out the pattern. Inside the small circle, cut it like a pizza. Pull the triangles up.
  26. Mini Shamrock Hat Basket - cut it out and cut from the center of the inner circle out to its edge, fold the resulting triangles up
     
  27. Insert this into the opening of the cap and secure with glue.
  28. Mini Shamrock Hat Basket - glue this into the cap to make the hat brim
     
  29. Now, you have the hat. Cover the inside with tiny clipping and pour in a small amount of white or hot glue.
  30. Mini Shamrock Hat Basket - fill the hat partially with paper clippings and add glue
     
  31. Cut another black strip for the handle and glue into place.
  32. Mini Shamrock Hat Basket - cut a narrow black paper strip for the handle and glue in place
     
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  33. Start planting the clover inside the hat. Arrange well and start looking for the lucky 4 leaf clovers.
  34. Mini Shamrock Hat Basket - plant the clover
     
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