Designer Kathleen George is sharing another easy St. Patrick’s Day craft today. Her pretty, St. Patrick’s Day Green Daisy Wreath uses the same pre-cut flowers as the St. Patrick’s Day Daisy Topiary, so you can whip it up fast. Don’t they make a pretty pair together? We’ve been having a debate about this St. Patrick’s Day Wreath, too, and I’d love to have your opinion. Bu first, let’s make a wreath.
To make a St. Patrick’s Day Green Daisy Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 9” wreath
- Acrylic craft paint in green
- Pre-cut flowers, three – four bags (We found these at Oriental Trading Co.)
- Scrapbook paper, one sheet of yellow
- Thick, white craft glue
- Low-temp glue gun
- Green ribbon, 8”
- Optional: Gold coins and additional green ribbon
- Tools needed: Scissors; stiff paintbrush; small flower paper punch
To make a St. Patrick’s Day Green Daisy Wreath:
1. Paint the wreath green. Let dry.
2. Glue medium and large flowers to the wreath ring, overlapping till the wreath is almost covered. It’s o.k. if there are a few small, bare spots, as you’ll add a few more flowers in the next. step.
3. Glue a small flower in the center of each large flower. Add a few more small flowers to the wreath, to cover up any bare spots.
4. Punch out yellow centers for the flowers using a small flower paper punch. Glue yellow centers to the middle of each flower.
5. Knot together the ends of an 8” length of ribbon. Pin and glue the knot to the back of the wreath for a hanger.
6. Optional: Cut four, 10” lengths of ribbon. Glue a gold coin to one end of each ribbon. Knot together the other ends, and pin and glue the ribbons to the center of the wreath.
Now, for the debate. Do you like the wreath with or without the coins? I kind of like the coins, but there are a few people around here don’t agree. Once St. Patrick’s Day is over, you could remove the ribbon streamers and use it as a spring wreath.
Here they are side-by-side. Which one do you prefer?
If you missed the St. Patrick’s Day Daisy Topiary yesterday, be sure to take a peek.
Thanks for chiming in, and happy crafting!