Ready to show that you’ve got the luck of the Irish? ☘️
Then let’s make this super-cute-and-totally-green DIY St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Wreath! It’s perfect for spring. It gives so much good clean fun to St. Patrick’s Day. Best of all, it’s easy and inexpensive to make. I got all my items at Dollar Tree.
So let’s make it!
What is St. Patrick’s Day, Anyway?
St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. He lived in the 5th century and is credited for bringing Christianity to Ireland. The holiday is celebrated in March – near the anniversary of his death. The holiday was original a feast that took place during Lent.
It wasn’t until the holiday arrived in America, hundreds of years later the tradition transformed into drinking, parades, and dyeing the Chicago river green. Now it’s about celebrating Ireland and Irish History with an array of rainbows, leprechauns, beer, and fun!
Supplies to Make a DIY St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Wreath
8-10 Bundles of St. Patrick’s Day Green Flowers (Around 50 Flowers Total)
1 14 Inch Wire Wreath Base
1 11 Inch St. Patrick’s Day Wall Sign
5 Mini Hot Glue Sticks
Hot Glue Gun
A Small Length of Green Ribbon
And that’s it! You may want to have floral wire as well. Floral wire is the perfect supply when hot glue isn’t enough. You can use it to attach flowers to a wreath base when the positioning doesn’t quite work because you can use the wire to attach things together and create more surface area.
How to Get Started
Start by attaching your St. Patrick’s Day sign to the center of your wreath base. To do so, you will need to know where the wreath base and the sign touch. Then, use your hot glue liberally on the wreath base or sign and attach it quickly. Hot glue dries fast, so you need to press the sign perfectly in place fast. Then hold it in place for a few seconds.
Don’t worry if any of your glue shows. Once the glue completely sets, in a few hours, or better yet, a day later, you can peel the excess glue off. Hot glue peels easily from most surfaces.
Prep Your Flowers
To prep your flowers, cut the flowers off the stem leaving around 1/2 inch of the stem intact. I recommend leaving a piece of the stem, instead of just popping the flower off of the stem, because leaving the stem will help hold the flower together.
Attach the Flowers
To attach the flowers, use the hot glue again. I recommend making small circles of glue around the stem of the flower and then immediately attaching the flower to the wreath base. Attach each flower one at a time and hold it in place for a few seconds before moving on to the next flower.
Continue to work around the outside of the St. Patrick’s Day sign. Cover the entire wreath base. And try to keep a clean, crisp exterior edge of flowers by lining the up around the outside.
Make sure all your flowers are spaced to where there are not gaps or open areas. You can even use a touch of glue on the edges of the leaves to fill in spaces.
How to Make a Wreath Hanger
Once your flowers are attached, you are almost finished. All you need to do is create a hanger for your wreath.
The easiest way is to cut a small length of ribbon – around 12 inches. Then find the top and dead center of your wreath and make a loop to wrap the ribbon around the wreath base.
Before you hang your DIY St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Wreath let the hot glue finish setting. I would recommend a minimum of a few hours. One day is also a great amount of time.
If you want to be extra cautious before hanging your wreath, give a gentle tug on each of the flowers and your St. Patrick’s Day sign to see if anything is loose. If it is, add a touch more hot glue to help it hold in place.
You can also pull away any of the strings of hot glue that remain, to clean up your DIY St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Wreath and give it a professional look.
After that, hang your wreath anywhere! You can hang it on your door to bring some festive cheer. Or you can hang it above your dinner table to create a festive spirit for your St. Patrick’s Day feast!
Your DIY St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Wreath is perfect to use again and again year after year.
How to Store Your DIY St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Wreath
In between holidays, place your wreath inside a box or inside a large bag to keep the flowers dust free. You will want to store this wreath a lot like a faux Christmas Tree. Then you can use the wreath again and again.
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