St Patrick’s Day Wreath
I absolutely adore St. Patrick’s Day! We make corned beef and cabbage, soda bread, and colcannon and have a big family dinner. In my continuing quest for more wreaths for my front door – I decided this year I really needed to make a St. Patrick’s Day Wreath. I’ve seen some simply gorgeous ones – with elaborate ribbons and cute leprechauns.
I was looking for something really very simple though – something I didn’t mind having out for only a few weeks once a year. And I had a stash of clearance items I had collected from Michaels. I had a beautiful grapevine wreath that was already painted gold and some nifty sparkly green tree toppers. With the help of my little sculptress (my middle daughter) – those bendy tree toppers turned into shamrocks. And when I added some cute lettering and paint – I had just the perfect little quick St. Patrick’s Day wreath.
- grapevine wreath
- sparkly green tree topper decorations (or sparkly green pipe cleaners would work fine too)
- piece of ribbon
- spray paint – green (and gold if your wreath doesn’t come pre-painted)
- acrylic paint – gold
- small paintbrush
- hot glue gun and glue
Step 1 – Create Large Shamrocks
Since I really wanted to use my glittery green tree toppers – that’s the first thing I set out to figure out. I failed to get a before picture, but really all they were was big curls. Each piece has multiple glitter wrapped wires coming from it. She took each one and reshaped the curls into a heart. Then she bent the hearts into a shamrock shape and used the trailing pieces to create the stem. She decided to try one three-leaf and one four-leaf (so the three-leaf one has two stem pieces.)
Step 2 – Paint Letters
Once the shamrocks were figured out, I moved onto lettering. I found these great little chipboard letters at Michaels. They just needed to be not white anymore!
Luckily, I have a stash of spray paint and this kelly green was just what I was looking for.
After they were all painted green, I just felt like they needed something more. My husband has a great eye for painting small things – like gold polka dots! So I put him to work transforming these letters from cute to adorable.
Step 3 – Glue Decorations to Wreath
The very last thing to do is to glue all the decorations to the wreath itself. If you didn’t buy a pre-painted wreath, you’d want to spray paint your wreath before this step. But since mine came from the Christmas clearance section – I was all ready to go.
I started out hot gluing my letters to the bottom of the wreath.
Next, I glued one of the large shamrocks to each side closer to the top.
Step 4 – Add Ribbon
Last, but not least – I needed to add ribbon to the top so the wreath could hang on my front door. I had this great wide sheer white ribbon so I decided to use it. Cut a length and loop it through your wreath and knot the top.
Here’s the wreath hanging on my front door. The entire project went together in about 15 minutes (not including paint dry time). And I think this wreath is just the little touch of St. Patrick’s Day fun I was looking for!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you!