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Decorate your front door with this DIY Saint Patrick’s Day Wreath. It will brighten up your home and welcome in the coming spring. That’s what I like about St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a glimpse of what is to come, bright green grass and spring flowers after a winter of cold weather and dreary brown gardens.
To get started here’s a list of what supplies you need to make your Saint Patrick’s Day Wreath:
You’ll find supplies at Dollar Tree, Hobby Lobby, Amazon and other hobby stores.
White deco mesh ribbon 5.5” x 10 yd
White tulle 6” x 25 yd
Green tulle 6” x 25 yd
1 large package of white pipe cleaners
White and green paint
Paintbrush and foam brush
St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun decoration (from Dollar Tree)
Small Shamrock Wood Cutouts
Ribbon to make your bow:
Roll of Green Gingham Ribbon
Wide Roll of Buffalo Check Ribbon
Thin Roll of Buffalo Check Ribbon
Thin Roll of Black & White Polka Dot Ribbon
Wire Wreath (14”) (Dollar Store)
Cut the ribbons on your Leprechaun decoration away from the center sign, keeping them attached to the hat and the legs. Also, remove the ribbon from the top of the hat.
Cut pipe cleaners in half with strong scissors or wire cutters.
For the three rolls of deco mesh ribbon and tulle, cut into 8” lengths:
- 88 pieces of green tulle
- 44 pieces of white tile
- 44 pieces of white deco mesh
Cut the thin rolls of buffalo check ribbon and polka dot ribbon into 6” lengths.
The white deco mesh ribbon will naturally curl and roll up. Pinch together a piece of green tulle and form in an X shape with the white deco mesh. Place one of your 6” lengths of thin ribbon on top and tie with a pipe cleaner, twisting two or three times. Repeat this with the cut white deco mesh ribbon and the cut green tulle pieces. Set these aside.
Using the white tulle and remaining green tulle, repeat the process above, without the ribbon. Tie together with a pipe cleaner.
With all your ribbons cut, and tied together with pipe cleaners, you can now attach them to the wire wreath. There are four rings on the wreath, as you feel the pipe cleaners through, flip over the wreath and twist the pipe cleaners to the rings. Alternate between the ones with ribbon and without between the bottom two rings, middle two rings, and top two rings to completely cover the wreath.
Stuff the cauldron with a bit of paper towel and hot glue the gold coins inside the cauldron. You can place one cauldron on as we have here or get creative and add more!
Paint the wooden shamrocks white and use the end of the paintbrush to dab on dots of green paint to carry on the polka dot theme from the ribbon.
While the painted shamrocks are drying, let’s add in the decorative details. Take the top hat and hot glue 3 small pieces of ribbon to cover the hanging hole. Now let’s attach the hat and legs to the wreath. We will have the hat in the center of the wreath and the legs hanging below the wreath. Use the ribbons at the bottom of the hat to help you wrap around the wreath rungs. Hot glue if needed to secure the hat into place. Repeat this with the legs too.
Hot glue the cauldron and some loose pieces of gold coin to the wreath.
Hot glue your shamrocks to the wreath.
To make the bows, fold over the 2.5” x 6 yd 4th of wide buffalo check ribbon six times, leaving a 6” tail. The ribbon should be folded in lengths of 6- 8” (six times). (Bigger bows would require longer lengths of folds.) Cut two small snips into the center of each side of the ribbon. Do not cut all the way through. Set aside.
Make another bow with the green gingham ribbon and fold lengths at 4-6”, fold six times. Cut two small snips into the center of each side. Stack the green ribbon on top of the buffalo check ribbon and line up the slots you cut. Tie a full-length pipe cleaner around them, twisting tight. Separate the bows by grabbing two bows and twisting in opposite directions. Continue to fluff and twist into the desired look. Insert the bows’ pipe cleaner through the wire wreath and secure the bow to the wreath. Trim the ribbon tails.
Use the pipe cleaner to attach your bow to the wreath.
Use one of your cut pieces of pipe cleaner to create a hanger on the back of the wreath.
Hang to display and enjoy your creativity as your show off your Saint Patrick’s Day Wreath!
Check out these other St. Patrick’s Day Posts:
- Saint Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids
- St. Patrick’s Day Decor Roundup
- Saint Patrick’s Day Desserts Roundup
- St. Patrick’s Day Treats Roundup