February 20, 2014

St. Patrick’s Day Wreath

Add a touch of luck to your home decor this St. Patrick’s Day with a festive wreath. Brimming with handmade shamrocks made with favorite green-hued fabrics in a variety of vibrant prints, this wreath really makes a fun statement! Let me walk you through the process for how to make one of your own.

Darling St. Patrick's Day wreath at Positively Splendid with fabric and foam shamrocks.

 For this project, you will need…

  • Straw wreath form
  • White spray paint
  • Green acrylic paint
  • Circle foam pouncers
  • Adhesive craft foam sheets
  • Scissors
  • Circle punch
  • White cardstock
  • Assorted scraps of green-hued fabrics
  • Jute twine
  • Wired burlap ribbon
  • Hot glue

Notes: The process for how to create the leaves for the shamrocks is the same one I used for my fall leaf garland. For additional detailed photos of the process, head over to that post.

Directions

  • Spray the wreath form with the white paint and allow to dry. When dry, use the foam pouncers and green acrylic paint to create a polka dot pattern over the surface of the wreath. Set aside to dry completely.
  • Cut a 3″ strip from the craft foam, and remove the sticky backing. Adhere the sticky side of the foam strip to the wrong side of a fabric strip. Use the scissors to cut a leaf shape, which is essentially a broad heart with a rounded bottom, as shown. Cut four leaf shapes for each shamrock, or eight shapes from two contrasting fabrics for the stacked version of the shamrocks.
  • Make a small snip in the bottom of each leaf, and fold over, as shown, adhering with hot glue. (This will add dimension to your finished shamrocks.)
  • Cut a circle from the white cardstock, and run a line of hot glue around the perimeter of the circle. Adhere four leaves around the outside of the circle, overlapping the edges as you work. (For layered shamrocks, adhere a second layer of smaller leaves on top of the first layer.)
  • To finish the wreath, form a bow from the burlap ribbon, and adhere it to the wreath with hot glue. Add a shamrock center to the bow, as shown. 
  • Arrange the remaining shamrocks around the wreath in your desired configuration, and adhere with hot glue.
  • For the shamrock centers, cut small pieces of twine, and twist them in a spiral shape, securing the outside end with hot glue. Apply a generous amount of hot glue to the underside of the spiral, and affix to the center of the shamrock.

Darling St. Patrick's Day wreath at Positively Splendid with fabric and foam shamrocks.

 Your St. Patrick’s Day Wreath is complete!

Darling St. Patrick's Day wreath at Positively Splendid with fabric and foam shamrocks.

Darling St. Patrick's Day wreath at Positively Splendid with fabric and foam shamrocks.

Without a doubt, the foam and fabric shamrocks are my favorite element of this project. They would be so cute used to adorn any number of projects!

Darling St. Patrick's Day wreath at Positively Splendid with fabric and foam shamrocks. Darling St. Patrick's Day wreath at Positively Splendid with fabric and foam shamrocks. Darling St. Patrick's Day wreath at Positively Splendid with fabric and foam shamrocks.

 

Wanting even more wreath inspiration? Don’t miss these other great projects!

Spring Wreath

Romantic Ruffled Wreath

Paper Pinwheel Wreath

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
Amy @ Positively Splendid

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One Response to St. Patrick’s Day Wreath

  1. Crystal February 26, 2014 at 11:01 am #

    You make the most amazing, beautiful wreaths. I’m always in awe of them. The St. Patrick’s Day wreath is super cute. I love the flowers especially with the cord centers. Love the polka dots too!! Super cute!!!!

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