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How to Make a St. Patrick's Day Wreath

January 20, 2002 By Taina Laraba

· Holidays,Tutorials,Home and Garden

I'M STILL THINKING ABOUT SPRING AHEAD AND JUST LIKE THE SIMPLICITY OF SPRING, I THOUGHT THAT I'D SHARE A WREATH THAT'S VERY SIMPLE TO MAKE.

HOW TO MAKE A ST. PATRICK'S DAY WREATH

So much fun, this is a wreath that you could use on your front door outside.

12" Wire Wreath form

2 yards of green burlap ribbon

2 different sizes of wire edged ribbon (I used about 12 ft. of each ribbon for this bow)

Floral wire

Wood Shamrock cutouts

Green, Black and White acrylic paints

Regular and fine paint brushes

Scissors

Step 1. We'll start with painting your wood shamrock green and black like seen in the above photo. Than, in your own writing - write Welcome over this, than using a fine brush - go over this with white paint. Now let dry.

Step 2. With scissors, cut the burlap lengthwise into several strips. Make the strips 4 or 5-inch wide.

Step 3. Take one strip and thread it loosely in and out through each rim of the wire form, using your fingers to fluff it up. Continue doing this till the wreath from is completely filled. Just like in the photo above, you want nice and full burlap.

Step 4. Cut the loose stray strands of burlap around the wreath.

Now let's make a Double Ribbon bow

Yes, I know - this is a Christmas bow, but a wonderful tutorial for explaining how to make this type of bow.

Step 1. The first thing you do is lay the smaller ribbon on top of the larger ribbon. Make the center of your bow by creating a small loop. Keep your thumb inside the loop, holding down the end of your ribbon as you make the rest of the bow.

Step 2. From that center loop, create a bigger loop on each side . Going back and forth while holding the center together.

Here’s the main thing to remember. Since we are using 2 ribbons, you will have to twist the ribbon at the center of the bow, as you begin to make the loops on each side. Making sure that the smaller ribbon is always on the top of the larger ribbon.

Step 3. I make 4 loops on each side. I try to make them all the same size, but sometimes that doesn’t work and that is why we love the wire edge on the ribbon. To finish off the bow create one large loop that goes down and will loop back up to the bow.

Step 4. Gather the middle of the bow together, insert a long piece of floral wire into the center loop and pull it tightly to the back - then twisting it to keep in place. Just trim off the end of the ribbon.

Step 5. Then you can fluff the bow and spread out the loops to get a look that you like. You also want to decide how long you want your tails to hang and cut them to the desired length.

Step 5. Now attach your bow to the wreath with the floral wire, and your wood Shamrock to the other side with some hot glue.

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