Thursday, March 14, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Craft - Shamrock Wreath

There's plenty of time left to get some quality crafting in before St. Patrick's Day this Sunday. Take, for instance, this easy-peasy Shamrock Wreath. It's just ribbon wrapped around a form with little shamrocks wrapped and glued in place. Simple!

  • 12" Wreath Form - we used straw, but foam would also work
  • 10yds. Satin Ribbon in dark green (use more if you have a larger wreath form)
  • 11 (or more) Shamrock shapes - we die-cut bright green felt no larger than the width of the form
  • Gold Cording - we used bow wire, but any thin cord or ribbon will work
  • Glue Dots - to hold the shamrocks in place
  • Double-Stick Tape - to hold the ribbon in place

  1. Wrap wreath with the green ribbon, taping when needed. When you reach the end, slip the end under the ribbon where you started and anchor with more tape.
  2. Attach the shamrocks to the front of the wreath. Space them evenly. You may need less or more than shown - it will depend on the size of your wreath and the shamrocks. When you have them where you like, secure each with a glue dot.
  3. Criss Cross the gold cord around the wreath by bi-secting each shamrock. Do this in both directions and tie the ends together at the back of the wreath. You should see an "x" of gold over each shamrock when you are done.
  4. To create a loop for hanging, cut a length of ribbon at least 12" and tie it over the top of the wreath.
  5. Tie a multi-loop bow and attach to the hanging loop.

The best part about this project, is that you can easily take it apart and use the form to make another festive wreath! This would look really cute in pinks and yellows with little Easter eggs instead of shamrocks.
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