St. Patrick's Day Decorating -- Lucky Little Shamrock Wreath Tutorial


It's always nice to greet guests with a 
bit o' holiday cheer at your front door.

With a shamrock wreath that I picked up on sale at Michael's ($2.99), a page of old sheet music, and some sweet little embellishments from my craft box, I was able to put together a quick, yet whimsical St. Patrick's Day wreath that's sure to shimmer a bit of good luck on all who pass through.


Lucky Little Shamrock Wreath

Materials
1 artificial shamrock wreath
1 page of sheet music, cut into 1/2" strips
1 die cut butterfly
Mod Podge
Dresden Clear Glaze (or any spray glaze)
Silver glass glitter
Gold micro glitter
Spun cotton toadstools
(Mine were purchased from Blumchen)
Lucky Horseshoe charms
(I bought some on Ebay a while back, but there are some for sale currently on Artfire HERE)
Needle-nosed pliers
Hot glue gun

Step 1:  Weave the sheet music strips throughout the wreath.  When you have achieved the desired balance and layout, use small dabs of hot glue to hold the strips in place at various points.

Step 2:  Cover one side of butterfly with Mod Podge.  Coat with silver glass glitter.  Dry.  Repeat on other side.  Dry.

Step 3:  Spray a light coat of Clear Glaze on one side of butterfly.  Shake on some gold micro glitter for accent.  Dry.  Repeat with other side.  Finish by doing another light coat of Clear Glaze on each side, to help seal in the glitter.


Step 4:  Create little bunches of toadstools by mixing sizes and twisting wire stems together.  Use a dab of hot glue to attach to wreath. 

Step 5:  Using your needle-nosed pliers, bend the loops of the horseshoe charms back so that they won't show.  Put a small dab of hot glue on the loop and attach to the base of each mushroom cluster.

Hang and enjoy!


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