Lucky Shamrocks St. Patrick’s Day Wreath

Lucky Shamrocks St Patricks Day Wreath

I was taking down my Valentine’s Day decorations this weekend and realized I had a serious lack of St. Patrick’s Day décor to replace them with. Namely a wreath! I decided I better fix something up and quick – so I made up this new Lucky Shamrocks St. Patrick’s Day Wreath!

St Patricks Day Burlap Wreath

One of my favorite things about my Sweetheart Wreath was the little pearls in the jute and so I added some snazzy gold beads around the wreath, to go with the gold glittery burlap. I added a sweet little rainbow pennant too – because you really need a rainbow over your field of shamrocks don’t you think?

rainbow pennant for wreath

felt shamrocks on wreath

It’s so fun and colorful – perfect for adding a little Irish to your front door this month!

Lucky St Patricks Day Wreath

So here’s how to make your St. Patrick’s Day wreath!

Materials:

  • 12″ foam wreath
  • burlap – mine is gold glittered but any neutral will work – about 1/2 yard
  • green felt in four shades – about 1 square of each color
  • rainbow colors of felt or fabric – small scraps
  • gold ric rac
  • small pins
  • gold beads – two sizes
  • glue for burlap
  • thread to match felt

Cut your burlap into 3″ strips. Glue the end of the burlap to the back side of the wreath and begin wrapping.

wrapping wreath with burlap

Continue wrapping the wreath with burlap. Make sure the strips start and end on the back of the wreath.

burlap wrapped wreath

To make your felt shamrocks, cut out small heart shapes from felt. You’ll want to have an open “V” in the bottom of each leaf. For the larger shamrocks, cut out two sizes of leafs in two different colors for each leaf.

shamrock leaf pieces

To make the leaf, layer the smaller leaf on top of the larger, lining up the opening at the bottom. Fold the leaf in half and sew the opening closed with little tiny stitches. You can glue this too if you’d like.

sewing leaf center

Make three or four leafs per shamrock. Most of mine have three leafs but I had to add in couple four leaf clovers for luck too!

shamrock leaves

On a couple of my shamrocks, I added a little stem. I glued the stem to a small circle of felt for the base. For the center of your shamrock, you’ll be using a small straight pin and a gold bead.

shamrock stem and base

Glue or sew the three shamrock petals to the base and stem.

felt shamrock

Finish the center of the shamrock with the little gold bead. This will make it super easy to add your shamrocks to your wreath, and also make it easy to change out if you ever want to!

gold bead on shamrock

Make up a bunch more shamrocks in different sizes and colors. Some of my smaller ones have just one layer.

Pin all the shamrocks on the bottom side section of your wreath, with gold beads in all the centers.

green felt shamrocks

For the pennant, cut out several triangles of felt in rainbow colors.

rainbow pennant pieces

Glue the triangles to a length of gold ric rac or something similar and tie a little bow on each end.

gluing pennant on ric rac

Pin the pennant to the top of the wreath, opposite the shamrocks.

rainbow felt pennant

To finish off the wreath, add pins to your smaller gold beads. Pin them into the wreath.

Gold Bead Pins

Add more pins until you have as many as you’d like. These add such a fun sparkle to the wreath!

That finishes it off!

Burlap and Felt St Patricks Day Wreath

I just love the way the gold beads look with the shamrocks! So cute.

felt shamrocks

rainbow pennant

rainbow st patricks day wreath

I hope you’ll give it a try!

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22 Comments

  • Reply February 24, 2014

    Rachel

    I think all decorations should come with mini bunting! So cute!

  • Reply February 24, 2014

    Amy G

    I absolutely LOVE this! Can’t wait to make one! Thank you for the inspiration!!

  • Reply February 24, 2014

    susan @SugarBeans

    So festive, Bev!! Another beautiful wreath. Ooh, and that mini bunting is perfection!!
    xo

  • Reply February 24, 2014

    Karen

    Gorgeous! I’m pinning this now!

  • Reply February 24, 2014

    Amber L.

    This is such an awesome wreath. I love, love, love it!!!

  • Reply February 24, 2014

    Kelita

    I love this! Your directions are so clear and easy to follow! I can’t wait to make this.

  • Reply February 24, 2014

    shellybean

    i LOVE love too! Went right out this a.m. with supply list, almost have everything….Where did you find the glitter burlap and the gold beads….i couldn’t find either at HobLob.

    • February 24, 2014

      Beverly

      I’m so glad you like it Shelly! I found both the glittered burlap and the gold beads at Jo-Ann’s. I had also considered painting gold glitter polka dots on the burlap before I found the beads – I think it would be cute that way too if you can’t find the beads. I hope that helps! :)

  • Reply February 24, 2014

    Mb Wilson42

    Love this. Trying to figure how to decorate this to use for Chistmas also. Any ideas?

    • February 24, 2014

      Beverly

      How fun!! Maybe you could change out the shamrocks for little snowflakes – or even just felt flowers in Christmas colors? Then you could do a red and green pennant, or whatever colors match your Christmas décor. Thanks!

  • Reply February 24, 2014

    shellybean

    Thanks so much! i will be off to JoAnn’s first thing in the a.m. sooooooo excited!!!!

    • February 24, 2014

      Beverly

      Eeek! I’m excited too!! I’d love to see a photo when you’re done! :) :)

  • Reply February 25, 2014

    shellybean

    okay, i found that AMAZING burlap…it’s beeeautiful. However, i couldn’t find the beads. Did you find them in the jewelry section or elsewhere? I looked in the kids crafts to but no luck. That’s all i need and then i will assemble and be happy happy happy to share a pic. :-)

    • February 25, 2014

      Beverly

      Well shoot! I did find them in the regular jewelry bead section. I hope you can find them, or something similar. I think any small gold beads would work! Sorry you’re having to make so many trips!

    • February 25, 2014

      shellybean

      well…i sure don’t mind going to JoAnns….it had been awhile. The Burlap selection is WELL worth another trip….i had no idea how much of a variety has come about. I plan to go to another JoAnn’s tomorrow…gladly. Were the gold beads on a string hanging or in a package? i hope i am not being to much of a pain by asking all these questions. :-)

  • Reply February 25, 2014

    Whitney

    Soooo cute! What a lovely idea! I also have a shortage of St. Patty’s Day decor! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply February 25, 2014

    Diana

    I need to DIY a wreath, I always buy them but all of the DIY ones look so much cuter!! Love those shamrocks!

    PS stopping by from ECC, I’m their new blog assistant! :)

  • Reply February 25, 2014

    Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe

    Oh, Bev, this is just UBER cute! We don’t decorate really for St. Patrick’s Day (I don’t know why), but I totally need this wreath. The gold beads MAKE it! LOVE!

  • So pretty–pinned!

  • Reply February 28, 2014

    Cathy

    Hi,
    Just wanted to let you know I am sharing your wonderful post in my 100 Something Green St. Patricks Day RoundUp http://wp.me/p466oG-11f with a link back to your original post plus pinned to my St. Patricks Day Board! Have a terrific weekend!
    Cathy from APeekIntoMyParadise.com

  • Reply March 2, 2014

    T'onna

    Super cute! I love the shamrocks and the gold beads!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

  • Reply March 3, 2014

    Amanda

    Hi Bev. Since Facebook is notorious for not letting page owners know when I tag them, I thought I would stop by myself and let you know I featured this post and my readers loved it! https://www.facebook.com/CraftsbyAmanda/photos/a.353593675216.349539.323548680216/10153887585785217/?type=1&stream_ref=10

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