Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Just wanted to share a few things we did at our house this year. Not a big holiday for us but it’s still fun to do a few festive things.
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St. Patrick’s Day Wreath DIY
I was inspired by Flamingo Toes’ St. Patrick’s Day wreath and created a simplified version – I don’t sew, no matter how simple it is.
I had a shamrock die for my Sizzix so I cut the felt with that, glued it to a second darker piece of felt, and cut this piece with scissors. You could also cut the shamrocks using a Cricut Maker (a much more commonly used crafting cutter).
The Leprechaun came to our home
We like to have a little fun with the holidays and my son was hoping to see signs of the Leprechaun. No trap this year – maybe he gave up after no success the last few years (I think the Leprechaun traps kids build are one of the most adorable things).
The leprechaun left a train of shamrocks that led to a basket of green goodies for my son. The shamrocks were cut from cardstock with my Sizzix.
What was in his basket of goodies? butterfly net, green hot wheels, Minecraft characters, a green stylus for his Nintendo DS, and baseball cards.
- 12" Straw Wreath Form
- Burlap Ribbon Roll (3'-4' wide)
- green felt
- Festive green ribbon
- Rainbow assortment of felt
- hot glue
- Hot Glue Gun
- Sizzix die cutter (and shamrock die) or Cricut Maker
- Cover the wreath with the burlap ribbon. Use hot-glue to secure to the wreath. Wrap until the entire wreath is covered and secure end with hot glue.
- Cut shamrocks from felt using your tool of choice.
- Cut a piece of string that is long enough to stretch across the wreath. Cut triangles from felt and glue them to the string. Attach the banner to the wreath by gluing the sting on the backside.
- Cut a piece of festive ribbon to create a loop to hang your wreath.