Monday, March 11, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Inspiration - Day 1

Top 'o the mornin' to ya!

With St. Patrick's Day coming up we thought it would be fun to share some festive projects with you.

Saint Patrick's Day (also known as "The Day of the Festival of Patrick") is known as a cultural & religious holiday celebrated on March 17th. It was celebrated as early as the 17th century. The day generally includes parades, festivals, wearing green clothing & shamrocks abound in plenty. Over the years the holiday has taken on a more secular celebration of Irishness & Irish culture.

Over the week our designers will be sharing a variety of fabulous St. Patty's Day themed projects and we hope that you enjoy them. We know you'll want to try out some of their ideas because they're super cute!

St. Patty's Day Wreath

I love St. Patrick's Day!  My maiden name is O'Brien and so with a name like Mary Pat O'Brien you can bet my family sure did celebrate!.  I needed a home decor wreath for our back door and  the papers in Good Dog and Childhood Memories have the perfect color of green for my wreath.  I love all the different patterns.  I also went through stash and pulled out a darker green piece of paper from Christmas Cheer for contrast.  

To make my wreath I started by making 36 shamrocks in 4 different patter papers.

Next I used my I Bond glue gun.  I love this little tool.  It melts the glue to the perfect temperature and doesn't burn your fingers!  I put a dab of glue on the shamrock and placed it on my wire wreath.

I alternated the pattern pieces around my wreath.

Once I had all my shamrocks in place, I created my pot of gold.  For the look of gold coins I used my I Rock and some beautiful yellow and orange gems.  I glued that on the bottom of my wreath and hung it on my back door.  I love how it turned out!

Supply list
paper- Imaginisce (Good Dog, Childhood Memories, Christmas Cheer)
Tools- I Bond and I Rock (hot rocks)
Wire 12" wreath

Please join us again tomorrow for more "shamrock" inspiration!


Ladybug68 said...

What a cute wreath!!

Anonymous said...

Such a cute wreath Mary!

Melissa said...

looks like a fun project to make

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE this is really Fabulous!!! Great work! What did you cut the shamrocks out with?? A cricut machine??
hugs, Heidi

Gisèle said...

Fun project:)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

Heidi, I used my Silhouette but I would assume there is a cutting file with the cricut that is a shamrock

sharon g said...

So cute, by gosh and by golly!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful wreath!! Thanks for the great how-to! xo Evie

joybear said...

Such an awesome wreath!

Liz said...

Fun stuff ladies

Texas Cattlewoman said...

TFS how you made your wreath! Although I don't have time to make a St. Patrick's Day wreath I can imagine other wreath's made for other days we celebrate!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the fun wreath idea! Great directions!

Angela said...

Super cute! Love your pot of gold!!


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