Monday, February 17, 2014

A St. Patrick's Day Wreath

I've seen quite a few moss covered Shamrock wreaths on Pinterest.
This is my version, and it all started with a box!

Yes, a box.
I broke down a cardboard box and drew a 4 leaf clover on it. Drawing a clover is simple...
think of each leaf petal as a heart.
I cut out the shamrock using an Xacto knife.
This was the hardest part of the whole project!

I stapled a green ribbon that will be used to 
hang the wreath onto the back of the cardboard. 



Then I started hot gluing moss onto the cardboard...
 I left a couple of inches to fold over 
and glue to the back to cover the sides.

Next I traced around an initial onto scrapbook paper.
This picture is just to show the initial and the paper.
You will actually trace the initial in the reverse on the back of the paper so you won't see pencil marks.
Cut the initial out about an inch larger than initial.
Everywhere there is a curve or corner, cut slits into the paper so it will fold nicely around the initial.
Use tacky glue to adhere the paper to the initial.




Glue the paper covered initial onto the 
moss covered shamrock using hot glue.

 Do you have the luck of the Irish?
This Shamrock wreath was easy and inexpensive to make...
a little messy, but well worth it.
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9 comments:

  1. When St. Patrick was in Ireland he taught the people about the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit by using a shamrock - three sections. A four leaf clover is exactly that four leaf. Enjoyed your post but thought you should know.

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  2. Very pretty!! Looks great on your front door! :)

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  3. I love the moss on the Shamrock! I hadn't seen that before...it looks great! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

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  4. It is hard to believe it is almost March. Looks like you are ready with that lovely shamrock and initial.

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  5. I love this! And your door is beautiful. Thank you for sharing this at DIY Showcase on VMG206. I'm featuring your post today in my 10 St. Patrick's Day Ideas Round Up!
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  6. So pretty! I can't believe you just hot glued it right to the cardboard! Great job and thanks for sharing on Sunday FUNday!

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