I went to the store the other day and I wanted to get some cute St. Patrick’s Day decorations. However, I couldn’t find any decorations that I thought were great. I came up with this easy tutorial for making you own shamrock wreath for St. Patrick’s Day.
Here’s what you need:
- Piece of Cork Board (They come in packages at Staples or Office Max.)
- Sharpie Marker
- Pair of Scissors
- Green Felt (You will need a little over 1/3 of a yard for this.)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Ribbon to Hang The Wreath
Start by drawing your shamrock shape onto the piece of cork board. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this, find a clip art shamrock and enlarge the shamrock a couple of times on a copier/printer. Cut the enlarged shamrock shape out and the use this as a template to trace onto the cork board.
Cut the shamrock shape out.
Cut out a slit in the cork board near the top of the shamrock. This will eventually be for the ribbon to go through to hang the shamrock.
Cut roughly 2.5″ x 2.5″ squares. To be honest. I really just eyeballed the shape of the square. Trim edges off of the square to make a circle. You could use a circle template to cut all of the circles out. But, I wanted this to go a little quicker. So, like I said I just eyeballed the shapes and it worked great.
To glue the circles onto the cork board, I used a low heat hot glue gun. I put a little dab in the middle of the circle and pinched the the circle shape together. I also alternated between applying glue to the bottom of the circle and squishing the circles together while the glue was still warm.
Cover the entire shamrock with the felt circles till it is completely filled. Get some great ribbon to thread through the opening at the top. There you go! A great one of a kind shamrock to hang on your door for St. Patrick’s Day!