Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Shamrock Wreath

I have mentioned before how much I love holidays, it's just my thing. Recently I have loved changing my wreath on my door each month to fit a theme.
This month I couldn't find the time to get the heart shaped foam I needed to make this wreath I found on Pinterest. 

So I used what I had and created my version of the shamrock wreath!
Here's what I came up with:

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Here's what I did,
I found an old diaper box and printed a large heart shape off of my computer.

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I traced the heart on each side of the box. 

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Then I cut off the flaps on the box, this made it easier to cut the heart shapes out. 

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I laid out the shape of the wreath, trimmed the edges that needed it and then taped it together

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Next I wrapped the shamrock shape with green crepe paper streamers. I cut little strips and wrapped and then taped them on the back of the wreath. I didn't want any of the cardboard to show.

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Next I found a pencil, some glue, and cut out a bunch of tiny squares from the same crepe paper streamers. I stuck them on the end, dabbed some glue on and started sticking them around the outside of the wreath. I also placed them where the sides of the petals would be. 

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Here's the completed wreath. I left the criss cross of the pieces of crepe paper showing, I think it makes it unique. And I didn't want to spend all day gluing the square pieces on. :)

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I added a ribbon and bow and then hung it on my front door! 
It was a simple, quick and easy Shamrock Wreath! 

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If you try this tutorial, I'd love to see what you come up with, or if you've tried something similar! Good luck and Happy Tuesday everyone!

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3 comments:

  1. turned out great girl!! i love it:)
    xoxo
    ash

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  2. So cute! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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