Friday, March 2, 2012

Shamrock Wreath

Long time no blog...  I know, I know!  I'm back and promise I'll get back on track.  I just realized this morning I must be way behind on my 52 week organization!  Yikes!  Afraid to look at what I missed and what I have to catch up on!

So anyways, I decided this week it was about time to take down my Valentine's Day decorations...  I know I'm totally slacking!  I needed a new wreath for the back of my front door though...  Off to the dollar store I went! 

Here is what I got:

I got 4 packs of cut out shamrocks and a wreath form.  I already had the mod podge as you've seen from other posts!

So I started off by covering the edges of the form.  I did this my overlapping the shamrocks so nothing was showing.  I also only used the non glittered ones.  No particular reason just my preference!

This was super tricky to keep them from sliding around and sticking to the form.  If I had to do it again I would probably use a different glue but I am at a loss as to what I'd use so I can't help you on that! 

Once I went all the way around I moved to the inside...  For this I precut the shamrocks to fit the inside perfectly. 

Once I let it dry a little bit I trimmed the shamrocks that were on the front of the wreath so I had a flatter surface to start applying the glittered shamrocks on.

I did 1 layer of shamrocks and really thought it was turning out great!  I wanted a little more though so I added another layer!

I need to take another shot of this at a different angle.  I took this as I was running out the door so it isn't the best picture!  I really like the way it turned out though!

Total Project Cost:  $5

Did you make any shamrock wreaths?  Now to start thinking about Easter....  HUM....

Until Tomorrow!