Ok, I have to admit I have a thing for St. Patrick’s Day crafts and decorating, not that I’m Irish (my hubby has Irish heritage) so does Stephanie, but it’s my birthday too! Growing up every year when my birthday would roll around I always got a new green outfit to wear to school. Not that it’s my favorite color or anything, but it has always been fun to have my birthday on a holiday.
Today we have a fun, quick and easy peasy St. Patrick’s Day craft tutorial. (it can be made in about 30 minutes) Not only is it charming, but it was cheap to make too.
We started off with 3 wire heart wreath frames that we found at Dollar Tree and then found the kelly green burlap on the clearance rack at Hobby Lobby for a whopping $2 per yard. We bought 1 yard, so the project was a total of $5. The only other supplies needed are craft wire and hot glue which we had on hand.
We began by connecting the 3 heart wreath frames with craft wire. We connected it at every place where there was a cross bar.
We then cut the green burlap into 3” strips. To make quick work of this this we pulled out the rotary cutter and mat.
We begun in the center where the 3 hearts connect. Wrapping the burlap around all the connecting hearts.
We did push the burlap between the 2 connected hearts, so it has the look of 3 individual hearts. We used a butter knife to push the fabric through this narrow area. This was the most challenging part of the entire craft.
We then continued wrapping all the way around 1 complete heart, using hot glue to secure when we needed a new strip of burlap.
Here is another photo showing the burlap getting threaded in between the wire of the 2 connecting hearts. It does fray a bit, but that just gives it character!
Once the entire shamrock is wrapped in the green burlap, we folded a strip in half, using hot glue and attached it to the back of the shamrock for the stem.
We hung our shamrock wreath on a vintage window and clipped on 2 of our FREE St. Patrick’s Day Printables!
Now wasn’t that a quick and easy holiday craft?
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