There’s a pot of gold at the end of this St. Patrick’s Day Wreath

On March 17, everyone is Irish, right? Any why not, a day filled with parades, leprechauns, shamrocks, gold coins, corned beef, and perhaps a little stout sounds like a lot of fun. Today, I’m sharing a St. Patrick’s’ Day Rainbow Yarn Wreath while there’s still plenty of time to wrap it up before the big day. With shamrocks, gold coins and a rainbow, this easy St. Patrick’s Day Yarn Wreath just might bring a little luck your way . . .

How to make a St. Patrick's Day Wreath

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Yarn Wreath by Kathleen George

To make a St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Yarn Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” wreath
  • Yarn: Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple
  • Felt: green and black
  • Small wooden discs, 14 or so
  • Acrylic craft paint in gold
  • Gold glitter
  • Clear sealer
  • Gold cord, 6”
  • Ribbon: 1” x 18” and ½” x 8”, green
  • Fiberfill, small handful
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; sharp pencil; needle & thread; sewing machine (optional)

To make a St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Yarn Wreath:

1. Mark 12” equal sections around the wreath; score a line between each section.

St. Patrick's Rainbow & Gold Coin Wreath

Divide your wreath into 12 equal sections and wrap each one in yarn, making a rainbow.

2. Starting with red yarn, wrap one section on the wreath, pinning and gluing the yarn ends to the back of the wreath. Continue wrapping the wreath, section by section, in this order: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple. You’ll need to use each color twice to cover the wreath. A few hints:

  • Wind each yarn skein into a ball so that it’s easier to wrap around the wreath.
  • Wrap the yarn as close as you can.
  • If there are any gaps, wrap backwards, and then forwards again to fill in the space.
shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day wreath

You’ll need 6 – 7 shamrocks.

3. Paint wood discs gold, and sprinkle with gold glitter while wet. Let paint dry. When dry, spray or brush-on a clear sealer.

4. Cut 6 – 7 shamrocks from green felt.

5. To make the black bag, fold in half a 3” x 6” rectangle of black felt, forming a 3” square. Stitch sides together with a ¼” seam. Turn bag right side out. Stuff bag with a small amount of Fiberfill. Using needle & thread, run a gathering stitch around the bag, ½” from the top. Gently pull the thread, gathering the top, and knot the thread. Tie a gold cord around the gathers. Glue a few coins “spilling out” from the top.

how to make a pot of gold for a St. Patrick's Day wreath

Perch your bag of “gold” in the bottom of the wreath.

6. Center the bag along the bottom of the wreath and glue in place.

7. Referring to photo, glue on shamrocks and gold coins.

8. Tie 1” ribbon in a bow, and glue to front of wreath.

9. Tie ½” ribbon into a loop, and pin and glue to the back of the wreath for a hanger.

Every year, around dinnertime on St. Patrick’s Day, I wish I had planned ahead for a dinner of corned beef, cabbage and potatoes. And perhaps this year I shall. How about you? Do you have any St. Patrick’s Day traditions?

Happy crafting!

Sharon

This entry was posted in Craft Tutorial, Spring Crafts, Wreaths and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

24 Responses to There’s a pot of gold at the end of this St. Patrick’s Day Wreath

  1. I spotted this in “Crafts N Things” and am so glad you shared the instructions here. I love this!!

  2. Pingback: Craftaholics Anonymous® | 17 St. Patricks Day Crafts

  3. Pingback: 18 Easy St. Patrick’s Day Ideas | The Motherload

  4. Gorgeous wreath! I love the rainbow yarn!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
    http://www.usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/02/submarine-sunday-20.html

  5. This is so cheerful and fun! I’m sharing this in a 5 for Friday ~ St. Patrick’s Day Wreaths Roundup on my blog today, including one pic and a link back to this post. Delightful : )

  6. wildwillows says:

    Reblogged this on wildwillows and commented:
    I would love to try this it looks so fun!

  7. That’s one of the very best St Paddy wreaths I’ve seen!! Pinning :)

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd. <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  8. Mary says:

    This is simple and wonderful! Thank you, I cant wait to see what’s next month !

  9. LisaM6 says:

    What a bright bit o’ Spring you made. Makes me wish for Sunshine and no more grey clouds. Love your wreath. :)

    • Sharon says:

      It’s coming Lisa, it really is! Have you noticed how much longer the days are now? Even though it’s snowing like crazy right now, spring is on its way! Sharon

  10. Katiria says:

    When my son was 5, I played a little leprechaun trick on him. He still talks about it 5 yrs later!
    I took every single green toy, marker, crayon and clothing he had and I hid them in my closet. Not all at once, but little by little as St. Patrick’s day grew closer (so he wouldn’t notice). The night of St. Patrick’s day I snuck into his room in the middle of the night and placed all the green toys all over his floor and left a trail of LEGO blocks and tiny green crayons leading to the living room. On the table was a little green note from the Leprechaun saying something like “don’t mess with my gold or else.”
    My son was so excited, we spent the day looking for the Leprechaun and building and setting up booby traps to capture him. I haven’t been able to repeat that because I work now and he’s grown up. But he liked it so much I’m happy I was able to give him that memory of a sneaky little leprechaun LOL

  11. Laurie says:

    Love the rainbow wreath!

  12. Reblogged this on Saturday Socks and commented:
    This is just too cute not to re-blog. Wish I has kids to do this with.

  13. Adorable! I wish I saw this idea when I was still teaching – kids would love this!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s