This shamrock wreath will greet your guests with some Irish
cheer this St. Patrick's Day.
It is perfect to hang year
round to celebrate your Irish heritage or to decorate for the month of
This St. Patrick's Day wreath is made using three foam
hearts, which you can easily find in craft stores near the foam shapes
and wreath supplies. Here I made a three leaf clover, but you
could also add another heart to create a lucky four leaf clover.
I then wrapped the hearts using party crepe paper streamers,
or you could paint them green. I embellished them with pearl
beads, then added a ribbon and it was ready for hanging.
Needed for the Shamrock Wreath:
- Three 10 inch foam hearts
- roll of green crepe paper (sold by the party supplies)
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- white glue (such as Elmer's)
- Size #8 1/2 inch short straight pins
- 4 mM white pearl beads
- St. Patrick's day ribbon for the bow
- 2 paper brads
- fishing line or cord for hanging
1. Begin this shamrock wreath with three foam hearts.
The ones I bought were the 10 inch size and were already
green, but they were a little
scuffed up. I chose to wrap mine with green crepe paper, but
you could also spray paint them green if you like.
2. Using green crepe paper, secure one end of the paper to the wreath
using glue. Add a line of white glue on the foam heart.
Then, wrap the crepe paper around the hearts tightly,
overlapping it about halfway over the first wrap. Around the
corners you may find you have a bit of paper sticking up.
This is easily fixed with a bit of white glue. When
you get the whole heart wrapped, secure the end of the crepe paper with
some glue. Wrap all three hearts like this.
3. Place the three hearts together to form a shamrock shape.
Using a hot glue gun, secure the pieces together.
This will not be enough to hold the shapes together, so use
some wire and wrap all three hearts together in the middle.
You will be putting a bow over the middle so you don't have
to worry about the wire being seen.
4. To add some decorations, I chose to decorate the wreath with pearl
beads. You can use any type of bead you wish, or even try
some sequins. I threaded a pearl bead on short straight pins,
then pushed each pin into the wreath, as shown.
5. Create a bow using a length of St. Patrick's Day ribbon.
If you would like step by step directions on how to make a
pretty bow, just see the my other project, St. Patrick's Day wreath
After the bow is created, use a bit of wire to connect it the
middle of the wreath.
6. To create a hanger, push two large headed paper brads into the foam
on the back of the wreath, about two inches apart. Then, tie
a length of fishing line or cord around each brad to create a loop for
7. Have fun showing off your shamrock wreath this St.
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