Monday, March 4, 2013

DIY Shamrock Wreath

I'm all about wreaths this year.  The front of our house is a bit plain and, especially in winter (which lasts around 6 months in Minnesota, haha), predominantly white.  So wreaths are a fun and simple way to add some color.

Last month I made a little heart wreath for Valentine's Day.  This month, it's a shamrock for St. Patrick's Day.  It's super simple, but will take a little bit of time.

You will need:
  • Green felt in various shades (the amount will depend on the size of your wreath and how wide you cut your strips, but I used about three sheets of bright green, and two sheets each of the light and the dark green)
  • Scissors
  • Wire
  • Wire cutters
Shape your wire into the three loops of your shamrock.  You'll use a loose piece of felt for the stem, so no need to include that in the wire length.  Snip the wire off with your wire cutters.

Then, cut strips and strips and strips of your felt, snipping little holes periodically down the center of each piece. 

Then simply thread the wire through the holes, two strips at a times.  This gives the wreath a little more dimension.

Fan the felt strips out, and shape the wreath as you go along.  Secure the ends by twisting the wire around itself.

Finally, take one last strip of felt and tie it to the center, letting the end hang down as the stem of the shamrock.

Ta da!


  1. Aww I love this! Great idea! :))


  2. OMG! this is a beatiful DIY project, congratulations for your creativity!

  3. What an adorable wreath! Love it! Are you going to make something for International Woman's day (March 8th)?. Looking forward to see your new DIY projects:-)

    1. Gosh, I hadn't even thought of it! I know the date, but I'm wondering what might be an appropriate project...any suggestions?

  4. I love this! Super cute and nice to have a decoration for this holiday. I never remember to do that!

  5. This is SO cute! I love this wreath. I NEED to pin this! :D Great DIY. New follower! Come check out my blog and follow back? :)

  6. you always make such a lovely things, dear;)

    love, Yulia

  7. Well done girl :)


    Coline ♡

  8. Super neat idea :)


  9. Love how its so simple but has a touch of detail to make it extra special.



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