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Leprechaun Disguise DIY

I’ve asked a few friends to contribute to Oh Happy Day as columnists. I have so many talented friends that I want to introduce to the internet. Well internet, it is your lucky day. Meet Fergi, one of my favorite people in the entire world. Besides being genuine, humble, nice and the Queen of Thrift Stores, Fergi is beautiful talented, and has a dry sarcasm that makes me laugh so hard every time I talk to her. Welcome Fergi!
Hello, Fergi here. We don’t usually do much for St. Patrick’s Day at our house other than wear green but, every holiday I think should incorporate costumes. So if you’re in need of a leprechaun disguise for St. Patricks Day, I have just the ticket. Here’s my step-by-steps.

Materials Needed: Dowel, cardstock, red crepe paper, origami paper, scissors, glue, tape.

Step 1 Get a very cute little person. (I have the perfect one.) Then get a piece of cardstock and fold it. Hold it up to the little person and draw half a beard.

Step 2 Unfold it and cut it out. Don’t forget to cut a hole for the mouth. PRO TIP: Use green scissors, it’s just so much luckier.

Step 3 Using Jordan’s Crepe Paper Fringey-Fringe glue rows of leprechaun beard hair all over your paper beard cut out. Then attach it to a stick (or tie it on with string!)

Step 4 Make a bow tie. I used origami paper. Just pinch the paper in the middle and fasten it with a small paper band and glue.

Step 5 Dress up your little person with vintage leprechaun-type clothes. PRO TIP: Bribe that little person to hold still while you get some photos for the blog.

Fergi Johnson owns liddle a vintage clothing shop for kids.
(Editor’s Note: Check out Fergi’s Etsy Shop where she sells the most amazing vintage kids clothing. Plus everything is ridiculously underpriced!)

  1. BLISS!

    March 15, 2011

    Hahaha, so cute!

  2. jaclyn @ thelateafternoon

    March 15, 2011

    hilariously adorable! love the little bow tie!

  3. Elizabeth

    March 15, 2011

    That is adorable! Having a pillow giveaway this week – stop by!
    -e (

  4. Stephanie Sabbe

    March 15, 2011


  5. Fashalina aka The Hyperbalist

    March 15, 2011

    That is the cutest thing I have ever seen. I am bookmarking this and doing it with the kids I babysit/my little cousins. And one day with own kids. ADORABLE. !!

  6. Carrie Rosalind

    March 15, 2011

    Haha, that is so cute! I love his red beard! 🙂

  7. Liz Stanley

    March 15, 2011

    Love Fergi! Awesome costume!

  8. Susan

    March 15, 2011

    I love her shop, and what an adorable St. Pat's idea!

  9. Nicole Marie

    March 15, 2011

    absolutely adorable!!

  10. chiara

    March 15, 2011

    insanely cute! love the photos!

  11. Big Dadddy

    March 15, 2011

    So cute!

    Ps. Saw this blog, and although its different than yours, something reminded me of you. Maybe its the simple projects that are so cute. Anyways check it out:

  12. Designs Good

    March 15, 2011

    aw, too cute!

  13. nomadic gnome

    March 15, 2011

    oh hilarious and kind of cruel! i bet mom could use this great photo when little boy grows up and starts dating. haha.

  14. likeschocolate

    March 15, 2011


  15. Slightly Smiling

    March 15, 2011

    That's so adorable. Unfortunately we don't quite see the bow tie under that busy bright red beard.

  16. Nicole

    March 16, 2011

    Great project! we are doing the beard one today. Thanks for the creative idea.

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