St. Patrick’s Day or Springtime Door Wreath
You will need:
Wreath form, various swatches of green (or spring colored) fabric, twine, green and white felt, straight pins with pearly colored heads, variously shaped multicolored sequins. (rick rack and other trimmings optional- I didn’t end up using these items in the end)
Gather up all of your green items, pastel or spring colors if you want a springtime wreath.
I used a straw wreath form thinking I might keep some of the straw exposed and giving it a Easter basket feel. In the end I covered up all the straw because it was messily dropping straw bits everywhere. The good thing about the straw in the end what that you can pin right into it, no glue gun needed. Wrap the fabric around you hand, pin the end to the back of the wreath and start wrapping.
I was in a very recycling mood when preparing for this project so instead of heading to the craft store, I worked with what I had laying around the craft room. These green and white felt pieces came with some Anthropologie gift wrap.
I experimented with many different sequin shapes and combinations and this is what I ended up liking best- it could be a shamrock, it could be a flower. Here’s how to make it:
Line up the sequin shapes on order from smallest to largest, then thread them onto the pin with the head color you want to be the middle of the design. The great part is that you can experiment and change your mind a million times without any effort at all.