My husband and I are both Irish. (And in case you’re wondering, yes, that means we’re both more stubborn than the other. Don’t ask me how that’s possible. It just is…) So of course we will be celebrating our heritage on St. Patrick’s Day, and what better way to jazz up our celebration than with a fun, festive wreath?
You should know that I have an addiction to making interchangeable decor. I mean, why have decorations that are only good for one holiday when you can have decorations that are good for MANY holidays? It totally saves on time, money, and storage space! My main piece of interchangeable decor is my wreath. I use the exact same wreath form for every holiday and just change out the accessories. You can check out the previous versions here: fall, Christmas, winter, and Valentine’s Day.
I really love coming up with a new wreath for every holiday and finding creative ways to put everything on it in a way that it will easily come off for the next holiday. After St. Patrick’s Day is over, everything will come right off the wreath, and I can make a new wreath using the same wreath form. So that’s the reason why I use clips and pins to hold everything onto the wreath.
This wreath was a bit more time consuming to make than my previous wreaths, but it was so worth it. I think this one is one of my faves. I know, I say that every time I make a new wreath, but that’s because I really love each one!
If you decide to make your own St. Patrick’s Day wreath, don’t be afraid to get creative when you’re shopping for craft materials. You don’t need the exact same supplies to make your own beautiful wreath. My “pot” is actually a little black bucket I got on clearance at Target. It was so much cheaper to buy the bucket than a bonafide St. Patrick’s Day pot (which by the way are really overpriced this time of year). Anyways, I don’t really care if I come across a bucket or a pot, if it’s full of gold, I’ll take it, right?!
I’ll admit, my leprechaun hat was a little more than I wanted to spend, but it was so perfect I couldn’t pass it up. And I figured I was so thrifty with the rest of the wreath, I could splurge a little on the hat. It’s actually a hair accessory, so it came with a clip on it and everything. How perfect is that for my interchangeable wreath? It’s like it was meant to be! How could I resist? 😉
To save a little money, I made gold coins instead of buying them because it cost me nothing–I already had the materials on hand. But if you don’t have the paint, it might be cheaper for you to just buy some fake gold coins, depending on the prices at your store.
Materials Needed to Create DIY St. Patrick’s Day Burlap Wreath
- Burlap-wrapped wreath (If your wreath isn’t already wrapped with burlap, you’ll need burlap fabric/ribbon, glue, and a wreath form.)
- Gold coins (or gold paint, a cereal box, and foam brush)
- Felt in different shades of green
- Rainbow ribbon or paper
- Black pot or bucket
- Leprechaun hat
- Scrap paper
- Glue/glue gun
Steps to Create DIY St. Patrick’s Day Burlap Wreath
1. If your wreath isn’t already wrapped with burlap, wrap it with your burlap ribbon or fabric cut into strips. (Check out my tutorial on how to cut burlap if you want to get nice, straight strips that won’t fray.) Glue the end of your burlap to the back of the wreath, and wrap the burlap around the wreath until the entire wreath is wrapped with burlap.
2. Make your gold coins by painting your cereal box with the gold paint. When it is dry, use some real coins to trace a bunch of small circles on the cereal box. Then cut them out.
3. Crumple up your piece of scrap paper and put it inside your pot. Then glue your gold coins one at a time to cover up the paper and make it look like a heap of gold. Don’t forget to save a few coins for the rainbow!
4. Cut out your shamrocks! We are hoping for lots of luck this year, so I made all of mine with four leaves, but you can certainly make some with three leaves if you desire. Start by cutting out the leaves. They should look kind of like a heart with a “V” cut into the bottom. For each shamrock, cut out four (or three) leaves that are all the same size from one color of green felt, and another four (or three) leaves that are slightly smaller from a different color felt. Cut out a stem with a little circle at the end for each shamrock.
5. Next glue the ends of your shamrocks together. Start with the smaller leaves, and then glue the larger leaves around the smaller ones. Once you have all the leaves for your shamrock, glue them to the stem.
6. Glue a clip to the bottom of the pot so that you can easily detach the pot after the holidays. (Mine was heavier so I used two clips.) Then attach the pot with the clip to the strips of burlap in the center of your wreath. Use pins to attach the shamrocks to the wreath around the pot. You can easily hide the pins under the shamrock’s leaves.
7. Cut your rainbow ribbon or paper so that each strip is long enough to reach the gold pot. Glue each strip to the brim of your leprechaun hat. Glue the rest of your gold coins to the rainbow strips. If your hat doesn’t already have a clip on it, glue one to the bottom. (Mine came with a clip because it’s meant to be a hair accessory.)
8. Attach the leprechaun hat with the clip to the side of the wreath, and secure the rainbow strips to the back of the pot so it looks like the rainbow leads to the pot. I used tape for this instead of glue so that I could easily move around the rainbow strips until they looked the way I wanted. Now hang up your amazing St. Patrick’s Day wreath and enjoy your handiwork! I use these heavy duty magnetic hooks to hang my wreaths so there’s no damage to the door or weatherstripping.
How awesome did this turn out? I mean a rainbow of coins leading from a leprechaun hat to a pot of gold? You can’t get any more St. Patrick’s Day than that! I really hope I’ve inspired you to create your own St. Patrick’s Day wreath. This is such a fun project, and it’s the perfect addition to your St. Patrick’s Day decor! If you do create your own wreath, I’d love it if you showed off your pictures on my Facebook page!
You know I’ll be updating this wreath again in the near future, so stay tuned for the next version. Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter below so you can receive weekly updates full of crafty goodness!