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Are you one of those people who jumps from Valentine’s Day to Easter and forgets all about the green holiday, St. Patrick’s Day? I used to be, but then several years ago, I found out I’m not German at all, but I have a lot of Irish blood in my DNA. So, since I do have have that ancestry, I now try to celebrate at least some each year. To be honest, green isn’t my favorite color, but there are a couple of times each year I break out the green. This year I decided to make an easy St Patrick’s Day Ribbon Wreath and share the instructions with you. I promise anyone can make this, even the most craft challenged.
Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green. (History.com)
Before I get to the instructions, I would like to tell you about the easiness of this wreath. Is that a word? I had knee surgery last week and have been spending a lot of time sitting on my behind. I don’t mind saying, my behind is not loving it. Anyway, between the brain fogs of prescription medications, I made the majority of this wreath. I tell you this so you can tell just exactly how easy this wreath is to make.
You will need a styrofoam wreath, yarn, various colors of yarn, four foam shamrocks, scissors and a glue gun.
The first step is to wrap the wreath in your yarn. To start the yarn, just tie the end around the wreath form. Start wrapping the yarn, ensuring you wrap it so the yarn is very close together. When you get to the end, tie the yarn off.
After your wreath is wrapped, cut your ribbon into four inch pieces. I cut six of each color. Then tie them as shown below, in little knots.
For the shamrocks, I used two different kinds, one plain green and one green glitter. I purchased them at a dollar store. Glue the shamrocks together so they are off-set some, as shown in the picture below.
Aren’t all of these ribbons fun? After you have them all tied, using your hot glue gun, glue the ribbons and shamrocks to the front side of the wreath. Tie a piece of ribbon around it and hang it up.
What are you doing for St. Patrick’s Day. If you want to have a lot of fun, after you make your ribbon wreath, you can plan a really fun St. Patrick’s Day Dinner using the instructions on my post at Fearlessly Creative Mammas. I’m always looking for fun ways to celebrate, so give me your ideas in the comments please. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!
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