So remember the other day when I said I wasn’t feeling inspired by St. Patrick’s Day? Well, turns out, I was! I managed to get to the craft store. I had a short list of a couple of things to grab but then I took a little time to wander the aisles and for whatever reason, as it is for creativity, at that particular moment I was full of ideas.
Like I said though, St. Patrick’s Day and the color green are not my favorite, but when I was standing in front of the felt I started thinking about springtime and green grass and I dreamed up this wreath–fluffy green grass with shamrocks nestled inside.
Because really, you guys, I am soooo over winter.
Maybe it was standing outside the cold snow all morning? I don’t really know, but it made me dream of when I was little at soccer games, when I was waiting on the sidelines for my turn to play we’d sit in the sun on the grass and look for flowers and four leaf clovers. And so I made this wreath later that day and I love it and now I’m thinking maybe I DO like St. Patrick’s Day after all!
St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Wreath Supply List
St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Instructions
1. Cut strips approximately 1.5 -2 inches wide from the darker green felt.
2. Cut the long edge of the strip into fringe by cutting down about 2/3 of the width of the strip. Don’t worry at all about your fringe being even.
3. Run a bead of hot glue along the uncut long edge of the strip and wrap it around the wreath. You only need to cover about 3/4 of the way around the wreath form, no one will see the back, there’s no point wasting felt to cover it!
4. Repeat overlapping the strips all the way around until the entire wreath form is covered in grass. Run your hands through the fringe to muss it up so it looks more like grass.
5. To make the shamrocks, cut three shapes that look like hearts but with flat bottoms instead of points. Mine were about 1.5 inches tall.
6. Put a small dot of glue on the bottom of the heart shape and pinch the sides in toward the middle like this:
7. Repeat with the other two shapes. When you have three pinched heart shapes, group them together and secure with glue.
8. Using a dot of glue, nestle your shamrock into the grass. Repeat until you fill your wreath with shamrocks.
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