I had a really frustrating experience at the craft store the other day. I grabbed the package of glittery shamrock shapes intending to make multiple things out of them. I started with my Glittery Lucky Shamrock Wall Hanging. But when I opened up the package, I realized that what looked like a package of 12 glittery shamrocks, was REALLY a package of 6 glittery shamrocks and 6 plain shamrocks. LAME! The backs of the glitter ones weren’t glittery so it looked like I was just seeing the back of some and they had glitter ones showing on both the front and the back of the package so it just wasn’t obvious. But it also wasn’t labeled. It just said “12 Shamrock Shapes”. And $2.99 for 12 glittery shapes seemed ok. But $2.99 for only 6 glittery shapes felt like a rip off. So I was a bit grumpy after that.
But then I finished the glittery wall hanging and was playing around with the one glittery and 6 boring plain shapes I had left when I realized maybe it wouldn’t be so bad after all because I could make an ombré pattern with them.
I pulled a flat mdf wreath form out of my craft stash and got to work. Here’s how I did it.
St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Ombré Wreath
1. First I laid out the shamrock shapes on top of the wreath in the order and placement that I wanted them. Then I used hot glue to attach them.
I alternated chevron and stripe and I only wrapped the strips of tape a little bit around to the back so I wouldn’t waste too much. Because it’s a circle, if you look closely, you can see that the strips of tape have to overlap more towards the center of the circle that at the edge of the circle. Just eyeball it and pretend you’re aiming each strip of tape at the center of the wreath as you place it.
And that was it! It took maybe 10 minutes! I glued a little loop of string to the back for hanging and I was all set! After my Valentine’s Twine Wrapped Wreath I SWORE I would never wrap anything again but wrapping in washi tape was totally easy and fast. So I take that back. I will never wrap anything in string or twine or yarn again. But tape or ribbon? Definitely!
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