Simple St. Patrick’s Day Wreath

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

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Welcome the luck of the Irish into your home this Spring with this simple project for you and your kids. This wreath takes very little time to make and requires few supplies. An easy craft with fun results!

You will need

9″ styrofoam wreath

white craft glue

large paint brush or sponge

7/8″ wide (22 mm) sheer green ribbon with a pattern

1/8″ wide (3 mm) gold ribbon

1/4″ wide (6 mm) green ribbon

*pot of gold decoration (or something similar, such as a leprechaun or clover)

hot glue gun

straight pin (optional)

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What you do

// Holding the wreath in your hand, working in sections of about 3 inches at a time, dot on some white craft glue. Spread the glue out evenly with the paint brush or sponge so that blobs of glue do not seep through the ribbon. This method also allows the glue to dry faster. Wrap the ribbon around the glued section of the wreath, overlapping the ribbon just a little with each round. Apply more glue with the paint brush and repeat this process until entire wreath is covered. Hold the end piece of ribbon in place until it dries before moving on to the next step. Alternatively, parents can insert a straight pin into the wreath at the end of the ribbon to hold it in place until it dries.

Decide which side of the wreath will be the back and starting from that side, begin wrapping the gold ribbon around the wreath, leaving about an inch or so in between as you wrap. Once you have gone completely around, glue the end in place at the back of the wreath and allow to dry, or a parent can insert a straight pin in place to hold the ribbon to the glue.

Cut an 18″ length of ribbon from all three ribbon spools. Hold them all together so that they are all matching in length, then wrap once around the bottom of the wreath and tie into a bow in the front. Place your bow off center just a little so that your pot of gold can rest in the middle just to the left of your bow.

Parents should hot glue the pot of gold decoration onto the wreath, next to the bow as pictured.

Cut a 3 inch piece of gold ribbon, double over to make a loop and glue it to the back of the wreath for the hanger. Hot glue works best for this step. You’re done, hang your wreath!

* We used a plant poke decoration found at Michael’s Crafts and removed the stick.

Caution: Parents should use extreme caution if allowing children to handle a hot glue gun. Hot glue hurts!

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Amanda Formaro (345 Posts)

Amanda Formaro is a freelance writer, editor, craft designer, and recipe developer. She loves multi-tasking and has been writing and working on the Internet since 1997. You can find her at You’ll find her craft projects at and her recipes on

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