It seems everyone wants to get lucky this month, and these easy DIY clover bracelets are a great way to stay pinch-proof while spreading St. Patrick’s Day cheer.
DIY St. Patrick’s Day Clover Bracelets
What you will need:
- This Shambala 4-leaf clover charm from Michael’s.
- Jump rings, found in the jewelry section of craft stores. I used these Bead Landing findings also from Michael’s.
- 5/8 ” fold-over elastic found at Joann’s. Now that I’m checking online, I see that they also have it in green chevron!
- Hot glue gun
Here are the steps for making the bracelet:
Open up a jump ring just enough to attach it to one of the loops on the side of the clover charm. Attach it to the loop of the clover charm, and close it. I used my fingernail to open and close the jump rings, but I’m sure jewelry experts would know of better tools to use for this. Repeat to add a jump ring to the loop on the other side of the charm.
Cut the elastic to the length that you want. Mine was about six inches when I started.
Roll one end of the elastic with your fingers, and thread it top down through one of the jump rings. Pull through about 1/4 inch and fold back to the elastic. Seal with hot glue.
Thread the other end of the elastic through the other jump ring the same way. Now try your bracelet on and gently pull the elastic through the jump ring until you get your desired fit. If you have someone nearby, they can hold the end together exactly where you want it while you slide your hand out. If not, you can still gently slide it off your wrist yourself. Fold over the other end in the same way and seal with hot glue.
Enjoy your clover bracelet and the extra luck it may bring! You might have to play with it to create what you want, and to jazz it up in your own way. I wasn’t too concerned with my bracelet being “exact.” This blog is more about fun than perfection.
The inspiration for this project came all the way from beautiful Napili Bay in Maui, Hawaii, and the Gazebo restaurant with its mouth-watering macadamia nut waffles and breathtaking views of whales playing in the surf.
Image from FamilyVacationHub.com
Image from FamilyVacationHub.com
This experience will cost you a few minutes in line, but it’s not a bad wait. One of the sweetest memories of our Mauian vacation was relaxing with a cup of fresh coffee in to this view together, picking up a couple of treasures from the jewelry stand, and watching the kids play coconut checkers, before putting our forks in to this stack of whipped tropical heaven.
Both images from Paradise-Found-In-Maui
Speaking of jewelry, these are the fresh, casual bracelets we bought to remember the day. I tried to find them again online, but no such luck there. If you really want to buy one, it seems you’ll have to book yourself a trip to Maui – but hey, is that really such a bad idea?
After that, my mom and I wondered if we might be able to make something similar at home, and that’s how the idea for these DIY clover bracelets came to mind. If you can swing it, I highly recommend the Maui version of bracelets though. The view is better and so is the breakfast. 😊
Sail on to St. Patrick’s Day,
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