After I posted yesterday’s St. Patrick’s Day Topiary, several readers commented that it was nice to see some green. For everyone who is snowbound today, I’m sharing more green with another easy decorating idea for St. Patrick’s Day. These quick, Shamrock Topiary Cones brighten up the inside when it’s snowy and cold outside. I have a quick round up of more St. Patrick’s Day craft & decor ideas, too.
To make a Shamrock Topiary Cone, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 9” cone
- Fabric, ¼ yd. in a shamrock print
- Buttons in green and white and assorted sizes
- Gold sequins
- Low-temp glue gun
- Optional: Glass candleholder and gold spray paint (I purchased my candleholder at a dollar store)
- Tools needed: Scissors; sequin pins
To make a Shamrock Topiary Cone:
1. Wrap the fabric around the cone to determine how it will fit and which side will be the back. Glue one end of the fabric to the back, wrap the fabric around the cone again, and glue the other end in place. Trim excess fabric, leaving an extra inch around the bottom and a ½” at the top.
2. Cut tabs in the extra fabric at the top and bottom of the cone. Fold down tabs and glue in place.
3. Glue assorted green and white buttons to the top of the cone.
4. Pin on gold sequins.
5. Optional: Spray paint a glass candleholder gold. Let dry. Display cone on the candle holder.
If you’re looking for more St. Patrick’s Day crafts and décor, here’s a list of projects you’ll find on Crafts ‘n Coffee.
Here’s why I am loving this slice of green today today. It’s -6 here, and -17 with the wind chill. Yikes! On the plus side, it’s too cold for snow and the skies are blue. I feel like I’m living in Arandelle in the movie Frozen! If you “want to make a snowman,” you’ll have to do it inside, like this cute Olaf. How’s the weather where you are? I hope the sun is shining!
Have a fun weekend, and happy crafting!