Sunday, March 7, 2010

St. Patty's Day Wreath

I will admit that I rarely decorate or even celebrate St.Patty's Day. I always wear green (for fear of getting pinched) but that is about as far as I go. This year however I decided a need a little more green in my life so I whipped up this wreath.

St. Patty's Day Wreath

You Need:
A styrofoam wreath
Green Ribbon
White Ribbon
Green Felt
Burlap
Embellishments
A glue gun

The first thing you need to do is make the clovers. I used That's So Cuegly's ribbon flower tutorial. I just used 3 petals instead of 5 and I added a rolled piece of ribbon for the stem. I also used some cute beads to hide the glue in the center.
Next you want to wrap half of your wreath with the white ribbon. Then you need to cut your felt into long strips, try to keep the thickness of the strips about the same as the ribbon. Don't worry to much about making the strips perfect mine were all crazy crooked and you can't even tell! Wrap the rest of the wreath with the felt. Take a strip of burlap and fray the ends. Fold it in half and then wrap it around the wreath where the felt and ribbon meet. Repeat. Cut another long strip of burlap and use it to tie a bow at the top for the wreath. Last but not least glue your adorable clovers onto the bottom of the wreath. Now you have a fantastic St. Patty's wreath for you door!

I should tell you that my finished product was not at all what I had intended. I had planned to just wrap the wreath with white ribbon and then attach the clovers. Then I ran out of ribbon and had to improvise with some green felt but it didn't look quite right so I added the burlap and I love it!

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4 comments:

Me said...

Love the simplicity - you showed great restraint...

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Those little shamrocks are so cute! I featured this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

very sweet!

Jan said...

I love this wreath (and your blog!) and you inspired me to try a wreath of my own! I posted about it here...http://thesimpler-life.blogspot.com/

Thanks for sharing! *Jan

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