St. Patrick’s Day Accessories & Photo Props {plus a giveaway}!

St. Patrick's Day Photo Props

Recently, Little Crafter and I were in one of our favorite stores and saw a display of all kinds of fun St. Patty’s Day accessories we just couldn’t resist trying on. It got me thinking how easy it would be for us to gather and create some festive props of our own so we could play around at home and have a little leprechaun-inspired photo session!



The first necessity for any little leprechaun, of course, is a bow tie and luckily I had everything I needed to make one. I’d just received a March Mystery Box from the folks at ILovetoCreate & Buttons Galore that was full of green goodies including felt, buttons, fabric paint, and ribbon.


Here’s how I used it to make two bows that we could use as bow ties or hair bows for our photo booth.


– green felt
– scissors
– Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue
– metal clip
– {optional} ribbon, button

Step 1: Cut a long strip of felt. The width of the strip should be however wide you want your bow to be at its widest point.



Step 2: Bring the ends of the strip together so that they overlap to form a circle. Glue one end on top of the other.


Step 3: Cut a smaller strip of felt to wrap around the center of the bow. Pinch the felt circle together in the middle and wrap the small strip around it. Glue in place.


Step 4: Glue a clip to the back if you’d like to be able to clip it onto a shirt or into your hair. If you prefer, you can also glue a piece of ribbon to it so that you could tie it around the neck instead.


Now you have a simple felt bow tie and/or hair bow!

bow tie

Once you’ve gotten that far, it’s easy to add just a few more steps to personalize and glam it up a little! I left one bow plain, but thought the other one should definitely sparkle! A little glitter glue did the trick, then I threaded the cute polka dot ribbon from my mystery box through one of the green buttons and wrapped it around the center of that bow.

Felt Bow Tie

Ta-da! Two totally adorable felt bows sure to suit any leprechauns who might come along…

Felt Bows

To go along with the bows, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out a few other props; two mustaches, a goatee, and two hats. I attached each one to a craft stick, then decorated each of the hats by using a white paint marker and gluing on one of the buttons from my mystery box. I finished things up by adding a string of beads and a pair of sunglasses, and our photo booth was ready to go!

St. Patrick's Day Photo Props

Isn’t this the most adorable little leprechaun you’ve ever seen?


I don’t think I need to tell you how much fun Little Crafter had posing with all the props…


It was a quick and easy project, and kept LC entertained for awhile which was helpful since he was feeling grumpy about getting his play date with a friend cancelled by snow and freezing rain. All you need are a few basic supplies, and you can create your own festive accessories just in time for St. Patrick’s Day too!

For more holiday inspiration, check out the other projects that some fellow bloggers created using the same Mystery Box items!


Also, I’ve got a great giveaway for you…$50 worth of craft supplies from ILovetoCreate, plus a Starbucks gift card {my favorite}! Rafflecopter will walk you through the entry process below; good luck!

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