Sunday, March 2, 2014

DIY Argyle St. Patrick's Day Wreath

Happy Sunday! It's hard to believe it's March already, and that St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner. As I am typing this post, it's snowing (again). Sigh. So ready for spring!! I decided to set my mind toward spring by crafting a wreath for St. Patrick's Day.
I have been wanting to make an argyle-style wreath for a while, ever since I saw this one on Remodelaholic.
To make my St. Patrick's Day version, I bought a 12" foam wreath form from Joann's and wrapped it with some cream colored yard I already had. The yarn had a fuzzy texture, as you can see.
This is what it looked like once I had wrapped the entire wreath in yarn. By the way, this step did take quite a while. I hot glued down the end and then just kept wrapping the yarn around until the entire thing was covered, gluing down the end at the same location. It probably took 30 or so minutes, so I just put a show on Netflix to watch while I wrapped.
Next I made a template to cut out the shamrocks. I used this method from Crafty Journal to create my template from a piece of cardboard.
I traced and cut out 8 shamrocks from 2 different colors of green felt.
I arranged the shamrocks on the wreath, alternating the lighter and darker greens. Once I was happy with the arrangement, I glued them down. I decided to just use a dot of glue in the center. This resulted in the shamrock stems kind of hanging off my wreath a bit, and for some reason I like how this looks, so I didn't glue them down further.
Next it was time to add the argyle accent. I used a thin white string. To start, I hot glued the end to the back of the wreath. I added a little square of felt to make sure it stayed in place.
Then I started wrapping the white string around the wreath. I made sure to have the string cross at an angle on top of each shamrock.
 I kept wrapping until I made it around the entire wreath.
Once I got back to where I started, I changed direction and started wrapping the string back around the wreath in the opposite direction, making an "x" with the string on top of each shamrock.
Once I got back to the beginning, I hot glued the other end of the string down in the same place where I started.
This is what it looked like once I completed the argyle pattern. It took me about 5 minutes to complete, so easy!
I added a loop of ribbon to the top. It's a little hard to see, but the ribbon is white with small green shamrocks on it. It fits in perfectly, but was just some leftover ribbon from a project way-back-when.
I hung up the wreath on my front door. I love how it looks!
Now that I have a St. Patrick's Day wreath up on the door, spring will come, right? A girl can dream at least! I hope that you have a safe and warm Sunday and a great week. Thanks for stopping by!

 
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20 comments:

  1. Love this! I have that same argyle heart wreath pinned, going to add this one to my collection too. :)

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    1. Thanks, making it was really easy. Give it a try!

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  2. I LOVE this! Pinned! Thanks for the fabulous tutorial.

    - Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body {www.designertrapped.com}

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    1. Hi Tasha, thanks for stopping by. I always enjoy checking out the projects on your blog! Have a great week!!

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  3. This is so cute!!! Pinning! Stopping by from Hoyby Crafts. I'm your newest follower! http://hoybycrafts.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I'm clicking over to check out your blog now. Have a great week!

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  4. This is so stinkin cute! Great job, would love if you shared over at Link It Or Lump It Link Party! http://www.sohosonnet.com/link-it-or-lump-it/link-it-or-lump-it-link-party-28/

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    1. Thanks, Sonnet! I just linked up and added the party to my regular list, so I'll be back again on Sunday. Have a great day!

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  5. This is so sweet and such a great idea for St Pats Day :)

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  6. Hi Lyndsay! Thank you so much for linking up to the Link It or Lump It Link Party! I adore your argyle St. Patty's Day Wreath. I have picked it as one of my features this week. Come on over and grab a button and link up again! http://www.twoityourself.com/2014/03/link-it-or-lump-it-link-party-28-plus.html#more
    Melissa

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    1. Hi Melissa, thanks for featuring me, that's awesome news! I recently found your link party and will definitely be back!!

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  7. I featured you at Monday FUNday! Thanks so much for linking up and please grab a feature button! xo- Cheryl

    http://www.thatswhatchesaid.net/2014/st-patricks-day-projects-and-treats/

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  8. Lyndsay your wreath is adorable. It's simple but so pretty!! Awesome idea...pinning and sharing on facebook right now!! :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Brittany! I am going to have to hold myself back from creating more argyle wreaths because I just love how this one turned out.

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  9. So cute! It's looking all festive over here! Thanks for sharing it at the party! Pinned to the party board.

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    1. Thanks, Marti! I hope your week is going well.

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