Friday, February 12, 2010

Shamrock Wreath

So after seeing the Heart Wreath Tutorial on The Idea Room's Blog and finding smaller hearts at my local craft store I just knew what I had to do. So over 550 green circles later I have an adorable Shamrock Wreath that will put any neighbor's door to shame. So lets get started with the tutorial.

First I purchased four 8" styrofoam heart forms from my local craft store. They can be found online HERE, these are 9" but will work just the same.

Next I had to trim the hearts to make them fit together. I used a serrated knife to cut them and it worked great.

Then I lined up the other hearts to make sure they were cut at the same angle and cut the one below it using the above as a guide.

Next, after trying several times to glue them together with E6000 I had an epiphany and decided that painters tape would work much better and I was right! So tape them together and you are ready for the next step.

I used the bottom of a pint glass as my guide for drawing the circles. I used smaller circles than in he heart wreath because I wanted the inside of the hearts to show.

Fold each circle in half.

And then in half again, and pin them as show in the Heart Wreath Tutorial.

Wishful thinking....was that this bucket full of 250 circles would be enough to complete the wreath. I ended up having to draw, cut and pin over 550. I stopped counting when I got this high.

And here it is, the fruit of my labor! I added a stem just for cuteness factor. I drew it out on felt, cut two pieces, sewed them together, turned them rightside out, stuffed it and pinned it to the back of the wreath.

So the GOOD NEWS is that I will be auctioning off this very wreath to one of my blog readers to raise funds for my Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk. Each walker is required to raise $2300 in order to participate and I thought this would be a fun way to raise some funds. Be on the look out for auction information soon!

I also shared this on Creations by Kara, you should check it out, there are lots of fun projects on there.

Creations by Kara


Cheryl said...

Your wreath is beautiful.

all thingz related said...

Oh my! Your hard work paid off! This looks fantastic!
Rebekah @ All Thingz Related

Jennifer @ Back at the hive said...

Way way cute!

Sandra said...

The best St. Patty Day wreath I have seen so far...very cute. Just became a follower...stop by something and say hi...I have a banner giveaway going in this week.

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

That wreath is perfect! Ruffly yet simple!

Anonymous said...

I love this! I made one of the Valentine ones, I'll have to try this one too. Fabulous idea!