A good luck, St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Wreath

We’re celebrating this week, with the Mardi Gras Coin Topiaries on Tuesday and a DIY St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Wreath today. Like any good rainbow, there’s the promise of gold, and this Rainbow Wreath is raining gold coins. You know I like easy crafts, and this wreath is no exception. In fact, I think older kids can easily make this St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Wreath. I’ve included links to a few other favorite, St. Patrick’s Day crafts, too.

DIY St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Wreath

To make a Rainbow Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” x 2” wreath
  • Fabric, at least seven fat quarters in the colors of the rainbow – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet (I used 14 fat quarters, on sale for .75¢ each)
  • Plastic coins, five gold*
  • Green ribbon, 1/2″ x 1 yd.
  • Chenille stem
  • Tools needed: Scissors; ruler; tape measure; marker; wood skewer or other pointed tool; straight pins

*Optional: If your plastic coins aren’t gold, you can paint them gold.

How to DIY a Rainbow Wreath for St. Patrick's Day

You’ll need a fabric for every color of the rainbow — red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.

DIY Rainbow Wreath for St. Patrick's Day

You may have all the fabric you need in your stash.

To make a Rainbow Wreath:

1. Score your wreath into equal sections, one section for each color of fabric. I used 14 different fabrics, and divided my wreath into 14 sections.

DIY a St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Wreath

Measure and mark your wreath into equal sections, one for each color of fabric.

2. Cut fabric into 2” x 2” squares.

3. Place a fabric square on the wreath, center the wood skewer over the fabric square, and push the square into the wreath. Repeat, filling in each section in the order of the colors in the rainbow.

 DIY a St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Wreath

You’ll fill in each section with 2″ fabric squares. Center a wood skewer over each square, and push the fabric square into the wreath.

4. Cut five lengths of green ribbon, from 4-1/2″ – 7″ in length. Glue a gold coin to the end of each ribbon.

5. Pin the ribbon strips to the back of the wreath and adjust till you like how they hang. Glue in place.

6. Twist together the ends of a 4” length of chenille stem, forming a loop. Insert and glue the ends into the center back of the wreath for a hanger.

How to DIY St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Wreath

Don’t you love a rainbow that’s raining gold coins?

Looking for more ideas? A while back, Kathleen George shared with us her St. Patrick’s Rainbow Yarn Wreath.

DIY St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Wreath

St. Patrick’s’ Day Rainbow Yarn Wreath

This Green Daisy Wreath is even easier!

DIY easy St. Patrick's Day Wreath

Green Daisy St. Patrick’s Day Wreath

If you have enough green daisies, you can also make this St. Patrick’s Day Daisy Topiary.

DIY St. Patrick's Day decor

St. Patrick’s Day Green Daisy Topiary

 You can wrap up the Shamrock Topiary Cones in an hour or less.

DIY easy St. Patrick's Day crafts

Shamrock Topiary Cones

You don’t have an hour to spare? If you have just 30 minutes, then this 30-Minute St. Patrick’s Day Topiary is perfect for you!

easy St. Patrick's Day DIY decor

Super-fast, 30-Minute St. Patrick’s Day Topiary

For another easy St. Patrick’s Day decorating idea, DIY a St. Patrick’s Day Tissue Paper Topiary.

DIY easy St. Patrick's Day crafts

Check your gift wrap supplies to see if you already have the tissue paper you’ll need.

Deco Mesh Topiaries are a favorite, including this Deco Mesh St. Patrick’s Day Topiary.

How to DIY a Deco Mesh Topiary

The gift bag makes an easy base. You could substitute a terra cotta pot, if you like.

I hope you’re inspired to try one of these fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts!

You’re probably familiar with the traditional Irish blessing, which starts “May the road rise to meet you . . . “,  but do you know the Crafter’s Blessing? Many thanks to Lyssa from Song of My Heart Stampers for sharing this! 🙂

Crafter's Blessing from Song of My Heart Stampers

Craft on!

Sharon

 

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22 Responses to A good luck, St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Wreath

  1. Debbie Kaste says:

    Adorable projects. Thanks for sharing. Love the poem. It is sooooooo true…lol!

  2. So in love with the rainbow wreath!! the fabrics are quite lovely and put together are stunning! TFS!

    • Sharon says:

      Thanks, Barb. I confess to a small, fabric habit . . . it’s a weakness! I think this wreath is easy enough for little hands to help, don’t you? Happy crafting, Barb. Sharon

  3. May luck be our companion
    May friends stand by our side
    May history remind us all
    Of Ireland’s faith and pride.
    May God bless us with happiness
    May love and faith abide.

  4. Awesome ideas. I love them!

  5. Anne Haun says:

    You sure know the way to my heart. I am Irish and love all of these wreaths – now which one to make – that is a tough decision.

    • Sharon says:

      Do you have to choose? You have a front door, back door, side door, garage door . . . 🙂 It sounds like you really celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Any traditions you can share? Happy crafting! Sharon

  6. LisaM6 says:

    How bright! Great tease on Facebook this morning. Wish I was heading for the fabric store today not the grocery store.

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 So glad you found us on Facebook, Lisa. That fabric store is a dangerous place . . . but the grocery store can be, too! You might even have all of the fabric you need in your stash. Happy crafting! Sharon

  7. Katiria says:

    Sharon, I love the wreaths and the Crafter’s Blessing. It’s so clever 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      So glad you stopped in today, and thank you! Lyssa’s poem made me laugh, and I thought you would, too. We’ve all been there, done that, right? Have a creative weekend! Sharon

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