Quick St. Patrick’s Day Wreath
Hello, friends! I’m still on a roll with my St. Patrick’s Day decorations. Today, I’m sharing a quick St. Patrick’s Day wreath.
Recently, I made 15 shamrocks out of pipe cleaners and used several of them in my Leprechaun’s Pot of Gold. I used the remaining shamrocks on a St. Patrick’s Day wreath for my front door.
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- 1-2 package(s) of gold sparkle chenille pipe cleaners
- 1-2 package(s) of green sparkle chenille pipe cleaners
- 2 rolls of 1.5”-wide burlap ribbon, 3 yds. per roll
- 2 remnant pieces of 3”-wide burlap ribbon with green polka dots (from my stash)
- 14” foam floral wreath form
- Dritz dressmaker straight pins
First, I used the 1.5”-wide burlap ribbon to wrap the foam wreath form. I simply secured the ribbon with straight pins.
Insert 2 straight pins on the back side of the wreath at the beginning and at the end of the ribbon. Additionally, insert 1 straight pin every 2-3 wraps to hold the ribbon in place. Place the pins on the back side so that they don’t show when the wreath is hanging.
Next, I wired on my shamrocks. Here are some photos to show you how to make shamrocks from pipe cleaners. For the full tutorial, click on my post Easy St. Patrick’s Day Crafts.
How to Make Shamrocks from Pipe Cleaners
The leaves from the ‘real’ shamrock plant typically have 3 sections. But, as you can see, I chose to make all of my shamrocks in the shape of lucky 4-leaf clovers.
I’m hoping they’ll bring me some of the luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.
Assembling the St. Patrick’s Day Wreath
Use the pipe cleaner ‘stem’ of each shamrock to wire it onto the wreath form.
After attaching a couple of shamrocks, add 2 ribbon streamers by attaching them to the wreath form with straight pins. Attach the streamers at slight angles, and cut the ends on the diagonal.
I used some burlap ribbon with green polka dots that I had in my stash. Each streamer is about 12”-14” long. You could use the same burlap ribbon that you used for wrapping the wreath form.
Next, continue to add shamrocks until you have a full-looking bunch of them on one side of the wreath.
Welcome to All—Everybody’s Irish!
They say that everybody is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. The wreath on my front door says, “Welcome to All!”
What do you think? Are you ready to be Irish, even if it’s only for one day?
Let me know if you’re planning any festivities for St. Patrick’s Day. I’d love to hear from you.