St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day Wreath Tutorial

March 5, 2014

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St. Patrick's Day Wreath Tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body {designertrapped.com}Confession…I was not planning on making anything for St. Patrick's Day. BUT THEN, one evening last week I saw an adorable Christmas paper straw wreath on Pinterest. The red and white Christmas one was fabulous, of course, but I knew I would like the wreath even better in green and white.  My willpower to resist yet another project was toast.  I knew I had to make a St. Patrick's Day Wreath this year.  This post contains some affiliate links.  Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

That night, I ordered green and white paper straws from Amazon, since I knew I would not have time to get to a craft store any time soon. {PS- I am a die-hard fan of Amazon Prime. It saves me SOOOOO much time}. These are the exact ones that I purchased: Jumbo Straw Unwrapped 7.75″ 50/Pkg-Kelly Green/White Striped.

Now, are you ready to learn how to make your own St. Patrick's Day Wreath?

Materials Needed:

Steps:

1) Start by cutting out a ring shape from your foam core that is roughly 5 to 6 inches in diameter.  Don't worry if it's not pretty.  Mine was a hot mess.

St. Patrick's Day Paper Straw Wreath Tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body {designertrapped.com}

2) Next, cut about 1 1/2 inches off of ONE THIRD of your straws {leave the rest the full length}.

3) Now, use your glue gun to glue the straws onto your circle, lining up one end of each straw flush with the inner ring edge.  Glue the straws on one by one, alternating short and long straws.  Remember to keep the ends flush with the inner ring.  Keep going until your entire ring is covered.  This moves quickly!  It took me about 20 minutes to glue on all of the straws.
St. Patrick's Day Wreath Tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body {designertrapped.com}

4) I wanted to add a little more detail to my St. Patrick's Day wreath, so I decided to use some gorgeous gold satin ribbon I had left over from my Valentine's Day Wreath to create an accordion ribbon detail in the middle.  If you choose to add this detail to your wreath, use your glue gun to glue the ribbon on to the wreath and then use your fingers to create the accordion detail, gluing each “fold” in place with your glue gun.

St. Patrick's Day Wreath Tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body {designertrapped.com}

St. Patrick's Day Wreath Tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body {designertrapped.com}

5) After adding the ribbon detail, flip your wreath over so that you can add more straws.  Use full length straws for this step.  Because you will adhere them to the outer edge of the ring, it will appear to be a third length, which adds even more dimension.  I added one straw between every two existing straws.

St. Patrick's Day Wreath

6) Finally, cut a piece of ribbon and glue it to the back of your ring so you can hang your beautiful wreath up!

St. Patrick's Day Wreath Tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body {designertrapped.com}

St. Patrick's Day Wreath Tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body {designertrapped.com}Are you tempted to make one for yourself?  Go for it!  It looks so cute hanging on our front door.  I drove by the front out our house {instead of just pulling into the garage behind our house} earlier just to take a peek at it from the street :)

 

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  1. I love this wreath, Tasha and I love how easy is to make it. I did not do anything for St. Patrick’s Day this year.:-( there was so many other projects to do -ha. Pinning! Have a great weekend Friend,Xo~

  2. Adorable! Love it! I can’t wait to see your guest post on Fri!! So exciting!!

  3. Shannon says:

    This is really cute, and it could be done for all sorts of holidays.

    Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

  4. Love the sweet straw wreath! Headed over to vote for ya. Fingers crossed!

  5. Very cute! And BIG congratulations on your Remodelaholic guest post. I can’t wait to see it!

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