St. Patrick’s Day Wreath

I’m still decorating for St. Patrick’s Day, so I thought I’d share the most recent addition to our home.  To welcome people, we needed a new wreath for the door.  Since the theme for this year is the pot of gold coins that the Wee People hide under the rainbow, I thought I’d continue the same theme for the door wreath.

St. Patrick's Day Door Wreath

I wanted to incorporate the lucky shamrocks, gold coins with some roses. (my Dad used to call me his “Wild Irish Rose”).

Here’s what you’ll need:

Grapevine wreath

pre-made bow & ribbon (found this at Michaels)

Shamrock bush (found this at the Dollar Tree)

Roses

Gold Coin Scatter (found at Michaels)

Foam shamrock (mine came in a package of glitter & plain)

Sharpie Marker (I used Bronze metallic)

Gold Glitter Baby Breath

Hot Glue Gun & glue sticks

Wire cutter

Scissors

Gather your supplies:

                           

                            

                            

Wrap the ribbon around the wreath until you like the way it looks.

On the back of the wreath, glue the ends together & glue them to the wreath.

Turn the wreath over to the front & decide where you want the bow to go.  This will be the top of your wreath. The bow has wires on the back of it.

Once you’ve decided where you want the bow to go, pull the wires that are on the back of the bow through the grapevine to the back of the wreath. Make sure that you separate the wires so they have something between them or they will be able to pull out easily.

Twist the wires together to tighten the bow to the wreath.  Then twist the end of the wires together to form a loop for hanging.

Turn your wreath over to the front.  Fluff the bow.  (it will look a little flat from making the loop)  Fold the tails of the ribbon in half, lengthwise.  Using the scissors, clip the ends into an inverted V shape.

Now cut apart your roses, shamrocks & baby breath into small pieces.

I started with the roses.  When I liked where they went, I hot glued them into place.  Then I filled in with the shamrocks & then finally the baby breath.  This took a while until I was satisfied that it looked full.

I opened the package of the foam shamrocks.  (I chose one that was a medium green plain one.  There were several colors in the package.)  Using the Sharpie marker, I wrote in a message.  Mine says “Happy St. Patrick’s Day”  You can put any message on yours, after all, this is your wreath.

                          

I glued the shamrock to the bottom center of the wreath.

Then I filled in the wreath with some of the gold coins.  (I added a little extra hot glue to the backs of the coins to make sure they were secure)   And you’re done!  It isn’t hard to do, just a little time consuming, but well worth it.

Finished Wreath

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!