My kids are counting down the days until they get the day off from school to celebrate Ireland’s biggest holiday – St. Patrick’s Day.
Waiting is oh, so hard!
Until then, they did help me make a super simple felt wreath to decorate one corner of our home.
We traced shamrocks onto green felt, then cut them out and hot glued them on a wreath form.
Super simple and not overly obnoxious! Those are my two main criteria when it comes to holiday crafting.
I used a wire wreath form like this one so I could easily remove the felt shamrocks if I want to reuse the wreath form in the future. You can also buy flat craft rings on Amazon. If you don’t have a wreath form, a cardboard box or cereal box cut into a ring shape would work too.
While I opted for the minimalist approach, there are endless ways to trick this wreath out.
You could add a Happy St. Patrick’s Day sign from the dollar store, rainbow ribbon, a leprechaun hat, etc.
I’ll end with a quote that is appropriate for this craft. I don’t know if it is truly Irish or who to attribute the saying to, but It sounds good.
“For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way: good health, good luck and happiness for today and every day.”
It sure beats the other anonymous quote I found: “God created liquor to keep the Irish from conquering the world.” Although there may be some truth to that…
Other St. Patrick’s Day Ideas:
Easy Irish Flag Centerpiece using lentils and clear jars.
10 Tips for Surviving Parades with Kids including pictures of Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade!
Burlap Pot of Gold – a way to dress up a bouquet of yellow tulips!
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