Thursday, March 7, 2013

My first DIY Tutorial!~ St Patricks Day Wreath

I made a super easy, yet adorable St Pattys day wreath for our Relief Society auction. It did really well,    and the women were fighting over it, so I figured id share how I made it. Way too simple and easy not to share. :)

What you'll need:
Styrafoam wreath (any size you want)
Roll of Burlap (I found this in the floral section @ Michaels)
       Clovers (I found mine at Michaels for $1)
hot glue gun
precision cutter
scrapbook paper
glue stick

First you start by wrapping the burlap around the wreath, I used a glue gun and glued the first piece down to hold it in place. Pull it tight so you don't have any bumps, and continue wrapping until the whole wreath is covered. Glue the final piece down, and cut off the end.  

Next, you'll want to start your green rosettes. These look harder than they actually are. I like to start by cutting out a round piece of felt. I was out of white so I used red, hello Christmas colors! ;) Twist the ribbon and glue the end to the center of the felt like so.

Then keep twisting and glueing as you go clockwise, making the ribbon go around in a spiral 

Once your rosette is as big as you want it to be, and the felt is all covered, cut the end at a diagonal angle and glue it to the rosette.

You can style your wreath however you like, I added the clovers and just hot glued them to the burlap, and made different color rosettes.

Next you'll want to start your banner. I used a precision cutter (the one I used is by The Paper Studios, I found it in the scrapbook section of Hobby Lobby by the scissors.) I used some old scrapbook paper I already had at home, and made 5 triangles using the cutter.

I also used the same blade to cut out the letters. Some people like to use a stencil and then cut out the letters that way, i'm cheap and just did it myself. The letters were a little sloppy but I didn't really care.

Then I glued the letters on to the triangles with a glue stick, hot glued each triangle to the ribbon like so, and glued each end of the ribbon to the wreath.

I used ribbon to hang the wreath up, but you can do whatever you like for this part. I took one long piece of ribbon, wrapped it around once and made a bow at the top. 

...and viola! You have a St Patricks day wreath! 

St Patricks day is not my favorite holiday, but I at least wanted to make something!! I promise my Easter/Spring Wreath tutorial will be a lot more fun. I will be making a Hydrangea wreath. Aren't they gorgeous!?? Im all for the simple, classy look, and these are just that! Tutorial coming soon!! Good luck and have fun.

You can also buy these darling wreaths here on Etsy.

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