Monday, March 1, 2010

Scrappy St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Wreath

I wanted to have a cute St. Patrick's Shamrock wreath. I am part Irish for heaven's sake. Did you know that my ancestor was the one who kidnapped St. Patrick?! Anyway, I saw this great idea for using hearts to make a shamrock shape, but I decided I am way too lazy to cut out that many felt circles. So, I combined that idea with this fabric scrap wreath idea and we had a winner!

Here's my adorable Scrappy St. Patrick's Shamrock Wreath...

Why scrappy? Well for one thing it uses fabric scraps, but I also used a scrap of styrofoam packaging to make my hearts. So, ya wanna know how I did it? Here ya go!

Supplies needed: (lots of supplies but you probably have most of them at home)
  • Styrofoam packaging (or 4 hearts from a craft store)
  • Serrated knife
  • Piece of paper for heart template
  • Marker or pen
  • Measuring device
  • Scissors
  • Two colors Green Fabric (I think I used about 1/2 yard total)
  • White Glue
  • Pen or pencil
  • Hot glue
  • Ribbon
  • Embellishments
1. Measure 4 equal parts of foam and cut in to pieces. Use paper template and trace edges on foam with marker lid. I just dented the foam with the lid around the template so marker would not show.

2. Cut the foam with your knife. Cut your fabric in to 2 inch squares.

3. Put some glue in a bowl. Put a fabric square over the tip of your pen and dip in the glue. Then, stab the pen in to the styrofoam. This will make a little "flower" out of the fabric square. Repeat, alternating colors to give it more dimension.

4. Once all your hearts are covered hot glue the edges together. I thought it looked kind of like a blob at this point, so I added a little stem.

5. I did not like the white edges showing, so I hot glued some ribbon around the edges. Then, I tied a bow and hot glued it to the back to hang the wreath from.

6. I added an embellishment from the scrapbook section that says "Lucky you" to break up the green blob.

I couldn't let the St. Patty's Day decor stop at the door. I made these adorable Lucky wood blocks at Amanda's craft night. I'm so lucky to have awesome friends!

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Kristina P. said...

That is completely adorable! I might even be able to do that.

Amanda K said...

Your wreath is so cute! I told Spencer that last night when we were standing on your doorstep but I don't think I told you! It is even cuter in person - but I think everything is!

Thanks for the games and treats last night. Spencer and I had lots of fun and the best was when we killed the boys the last round! hahaha!

Sarah said...

So cute! Great idea for scrap fabric!

Steph said...

Sooooo stinking cute. When I grow up I hope to be creative like you!

Amy said...

Love this idea. Thanks for sharing.

Tasha said...

So fun!!! I love love love the wreath! I want to do something fun like that.

Tasha said...

Do you mind if I host this idea on my blog? With giving credit right back to you of course.

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

I love all the holiday wreaths you come up with. I wasn’t even going to decorate for St. Patrick’s Day. But now I’m inspired!

L@Craftaholics Anonymous said...

Your St. Patty's wreath is awesome!! Cool that you used scraps. I love finding uses for all my scrap fabric.
And that's crazy your long lost relative kidnapped St. Patrick! does that mean your family has extra good luck this time of year ;) lol

Koala Green said...

One of the teachers I worked for wanted me to make something for her and I did not know what to do. But now I am so excited I am going to make this tomorrow so that she can display it for at least a couple of weeks!!

Kaysi said...

This is super cute! I love it and want to try it! Thanks for the idea

Erin said...

Oh, just found your blog! This wreath is really cute. I'm going to give it a try. Can't wait to look around and find your other crafty goodness :-)

Jenn said...

I love this idea. How creative & easy! Just wanted to let you know that I’ve linked to you:
I hope you’ll stop by & share the love!

Alison said...

I just made a shamrock wreath out of felt... I wish I would have seen yours first because I LOVE the 2 colors of green. It really breaks it up. I am still trying to put in the middle of my "green blob" too. Love it!!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I featured this at

Diane {} said...

Very creative!

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