I have to admit, I was VERY sad to put my Valentine's Day wreath away. It was just so cute! I headed to JoAnn's in search of supplies to make a St. Patrick's Day wreath. Jill and I got together with our now crafty, breastfriend, Amy. This is what we came up with.
Our Shamrock wreath!
Amy's wreath wrapping!
Amy was our wreath wrapper. She wrapped all three wreaths with the light yellow ribbon. I chose yellow because I wanted something that would contrast nicely with the green of St. Patrick's Day. I also chose fabric that had a rainbow of colors and I thought the yellow would tie in nicely with that. I have to admit that I wasn't thrilled with the yellow when it was all done. It's a little buttery.
We then made rosettes out of green fleece. Here's directions on how to make the rosettes. http://www.oursevendwarfs.com/2011/02/valentines-day-celebrated-with-burlap.html We then hot glued three rosettes together and added a stem to make shamrocks. We made 3 shamrocks for each wreath (9 rosettes total per wreath.)
I found this fabric that I really liked. The backdrop is rainbow and Shamrocks cover the rest of the glittery fabric. We made another kind of fabric rosette out of this, for our wreath. First, you snip fabric about an inch wide and then rip it the rest of the way. This gives it a thready look.
Then, we tied a knot in the center of the fabric.
We folded the fabric together, at the knot, so we had the positive side of the fabric facing out on both sides.
Starting at the knot, twist and roll the fabric.
Stop every now and then to hot glue the rosette.
Stopping to glue again.
We made a pattern: rosette, shamrock, rosette, shamrock, rosette.
We also added a rosette to the bow (that we made out of the same fabric). So, we had 5 rosettes per wreath.
Here's the finished wreath.