Shamrocks and burlap wreath

Shamrocks and burlap wreath

Shamrocks and burlap wreath 550 367 Consie Sindet

It has been a while since I’ve made a wreath of any kind so I thought St Patrick’s Day would be the perfect time. It was also a chance to use my glue gun!canvas shamrocks and burlap wreath for St Patrick's Day • AtopSerenityHill.comHere are a list of supplies that I used:

  • Grapevine wreath
  • Primed canvas
  • Acrylic paint/brushes
  • Burlap
  • Gold cord
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Light colored pencil

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The first thing that I did was paint the primed canvas with a bunch of different green acrylic paints. I also used a beige for highlights. I used a leftover piece of canvas from my growth chart project and was very random with the colors. You can purchase primed canvas in a pad at most arts and craft stores. If you don’t have, or can’t find, canvas, watercolor paper, bristol board or even poster-board would work as well.

burlap on grapevine wreath...great base for any holiday theme! • AtopSerenityHill.com While I was waiting for the paint to dry, I cut burlap into 1″x6″ strips and tied them onto my grapevine wreath. I decided to only put the strips on a little more than 1/2 the wreath. Make sure you add some to the sides as well as the top.canvas shamrocks and burlap wreath for St Patrick's Day • AtopSerenityHill.comOnce the paint was dry, I used templates I had cut out of paper to draw the shamrocks onto the canvas. I traced the shapes with a light colored pencil so that I could see the lines and then cut out all of my shamrocks. You can download the template for the shamrocks here.canvas shamrocks and burlap wreath for St Patrick's Day • AtopSerenityHill.comI then used my hot glue gun to attach the different sizes of canvas to the wreath, tucking the shamrocks in amongst the burlap ties.
gold_ribbon_loopsI felt that the wreath needed a touch of gold…after all, it is for St Patrick’s Day!! I had this gold cord left over from some ornaments I made a few years ago and it was perfect to add a little bling to my wreath. I glued 5″ pieces of cord in loops and then glued them into the wreath.
canvas shamrocks and burlap wreath for St Patrick's Day • AtopSerenityHill.comI also decided to add gold acrylic highlights to all my shamrocks for another bit of sparkle! The wreath is an inexpensive and easy project to make. If you keep the glue on the shamrocks to just a dab to hold them in place, you could pop them off after the holiday and replace them with Easter eggs!!
canvas shamrocks and burlap wreath for St Patrick's Day • AtopSerenityHill.comWhat other substitutions could you make to the shamrocks so that you could use the wreath multiple times?

You can find more uses for this wreath base here, here and here.
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11 comments
  • Jennifer March 16, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Love your Shamrock and Burlap wreath!! Very cute indeed! (I did a Burlap Chevron Wreath tutorial this week, also!) Stopping by from the Saturday Sharefest! Have a great weekend, and stop by PinkWhen.com and say HI! Best – Jen

  • Marilyn March 17, 2013 at 10:00 am

    I LOVE your wreath…I especially like how you painted the shamrock paper so the green has more depth!

  • DeDe@DesignedDecor March 19, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Consie, I love that you painted and made your own Shamrocks! What are you adding to your wreath now? I like that you can use it over and over! Smart Girl! Thanks for linking up to Talkin’ About Thursday link party. I hope you will come back this week too!

    • Consie Sindet March 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm

      Hi DeDe, I am working on an Easter version that I will be posting tonight! I will definitely be adding it to the link party later in the week.

  • Jessi @ Practically Functional March 21, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Super cute! I love how the shamrocks are just hanging out all over the wreath. Not messy, but not super patterned and lined up either!

  • Theresa @DearCreatives February 28, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Makes me want to make a wreath! Yours turned out great. Hope you have a nice St. Patrick’s Day. Hard to believe it’s almost March!

  • Jackie March 10, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Thank you for your inspiration…I was looking for St. Patrick’s Day wreath ideas and came across you blog.
    Thanks a mil.

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