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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Our St. Patrick's Day Wreath-A Tutorial

I'm going to share some of our St. Patrick's Day projects from last year and then I'll start posting the new ones I've made this year.  This wreath was fun to make and can be used over and over again. It's a good thing!

I have to admit, I was VERY sad to put my Valentine's Day wreath away.  It was just so cute! I headed to JoAnn's in search of supplies to make a St. Patrick's Day wreath.  Jill and I got together with our now crafty, breastfriend, Amy.  This is what we came up with.

Our Shamrock wreath!

Amy's wreath wrapping!

Amy was our wreath wrapper.  She wrapped all three wreaths with the light yellow ribbon. I chose yellow because I wanted something that would contrast nicely with the green of St. Patrick's Day.  I also chose fabric that had a rainbow of colors and I thought the yellow would tie in nicely with that. I have to admit that I wasn't thrilled with the yellow when it was all done.  It's a little buttery.

We then made rosettes out of green fleece. Here's directions on how to make the rosettes. http://www.oursevendwarfs.com/2011/02/valentines-day-celebrated-with-burlap.html We then hot glued three rosettes together and added a stem to make shamrocks. We made 3 shamrocks for each wreath (9 rosettes total per wreath.)

I found this fabric that I really liked. The backdrop is rainbow and Shamrocks cover the rest of the glittery fabric.  We made another kind of fabric rosette out of this, for our wreath. First, you snip fabric about an inch wide and then rip it the rest of the way. This gives it a thready look.

Then, we tied a knot in the center of the fabric.

We folded the fabric together, at the knot, so we had the positive side of the fabric facing out on both sides.

Starting at the knot, twist and roll the fabric.

Stop every now and then to hot glue the rosette.

Stopping to glue again.

We made a pattern: rosette, shamrock, rosette, shamrock, rosette.

We also added a rosette to the bow (that we made out of the same fabric). So, we had 5 rosettes per wreath.

Here's the finished wreath.

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  1. This is such a cute wreath! I still haven't taken down my Valentine's wreaths yet because I'm not sure what I want to put up in next:)

  2. I am loving wreaths right now so I {heart} yours. Love it!!!!

  3. That wreath is darling! I love the fabric you used and the yellow ribbon! So adorable:) Have a great weekend!!

  4. i love the idea of rosette shamrocks! thanks for sharing! (found ya at I heart Naptime) :)

  5. This is adorable! Just what I was looking for to decorate my front door! I love it so much I linked it up on my blog www.fashiondiaryofamormongirl.blogspot.com!

  6. I love this! Thanks for being my first St. Patty's day inspiration this year. :)

  7. very cute! was just at Joann's today looking at st pattys stuff. love that place.x

  8. How darn cute...love the idea that you had here.


  9. Love how you made those shamrocks, adorable!

  10. Thanks, everyone! If you make one of your own, please share it with us.

  11. Those shamrocks are so cute! Great idea!

  12. I love the gold. I'm your newest follower. I'd love for you to follow back!


  13. I've put together a round up of St. Patrick's Day crafts on Craft Gossip today and included your project. :) You can see it here

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  14. Oh my gosh! I am totally in love with your shamrocks! This wreath rocks.. hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/02/pink-hippo-party-17.html

  15. Cute! New follower from the blog hop! I'd love for you to stop by and follow when you get a moment! Happy Thursday!


  16. This is AWESOME! I love the shamrocks! Fabulous job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

    ps. is a "breastfriend" someone you hold close to your heart? Or is it just a typo? :)

  17. I'm so glad you guys like the wreath. Allie, Jill and I met at a breastfeeding support group. There are five of us that met there almost four and a half years ago. Our friend, Amy (the one pictured with the wreath) coined us breast friends, instead of best friends. We talked about it in an earlier post. http://www.oursevendwarfs.com/2011/02/our-connection.html

  18. SO AWESOME! Turned out beautiful! I am so inspired, I saw this the other day and have been trying to put one together. Mine's not as cute as this, but I have to start somewhere! Thanks so much and many Irish blessings your way! :-)

  19. I love the wreath!

    Love the tutorial on the rossette!


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