So, here is the thing. Just because everyone wears green on St. Patrick's Day doesn't mean that you can't think outside the box when it comes to accessorizing - this coming from the girl who is 100% Irish and has a self-proclaimed love of all things green.
Here is how you can turn some ugly $2 barrettes into something clever, cute, and seasonal.
Supplies: metal barrettes, acrylic paint + small brush, vinyl, the Cricut Explore, transfer tape, and mod podge
Process: Paint those ugly barrettes and let them dry. Next, go into Design Space and type in any phrase you want. I used "kiss me" and "lucky" in this font and "I'm Irish", "green", and "rainbow" in this font. Size them appropriately for your barrettes - mine ended up being 1/4" tall. Then press GO and let the Cricut do all the cutting. Use transfer tape to move your words onto each barrette and seal with mod podge for long lasting-ness.
Time: 30 minutes tops. I did it yesterday morning while the kids ate breakfast because I had nothing ready to post for today.
* I used the original packaging for the barrettes as a stencil and cut out a cool looking version from a folder for the "packaging effect". This would make a really cute gift!