St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are always a blast! 10 years ago I went to my first party (that wasn’t in a bar) put on by some Irish friends of my in-laws. They went all out with food, drinks, and festivities and it was an absolute blast! They also made THE BEST corned beef I have ever tasted, but that is another story for another post. Since then, I have thoroughly enjoyed and looked forward to the holiday, including decorating for it. Tomorrow there will be a link up full of dollar store St. Patrick’s projects (including my tutorial for awesome party headbands) but today I want to show you how to make this super easy and inexpensive dollar store St. Patrick’s wreath.
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- Plastic Plate
- Box Cutter
- Fine Grit Sand Paper
- Foam Shamrocks
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Faux Glitter Carnations
- Faux Gold Coins
- Sequinned Bowtie
Cut the center out of your plastic plate using your box cutter. Be sure to do this on a cutting mat to protect your surface.
Sand the inside edges so that there are no sharp edges. After sanding, wipe your plate down with a damp cloth or paper towel to remove any excess dust.
Glue your non-glittery shamrocks to your plate with hot glue. Try to space them evenly around your entire wreath.
Fill in the gaps by hot gluing the remaining glittery shamrocks in those gaps.
Next, glue one carnation to the right side of the wreath, slightly above the center, with the stem facing the top of the wreath.
Glue your second carnation with the stem facing the stem of the first one. Once in place, you shouldn’t be able to see any of your stems.
Glue 3 of your gold coins on the left side of your wreath directly across from your carnations.
Glue 6 more of your gold coins to the bottom of your wreath in groups of three. Space the two groups roughly the width of your bowtie apart.
Remove the elastic from your bowtie with scissors.
Glue your bowtie to the bottom center of your wreath (between your groups of gold coins).
Glue the ends of your ribbon to the back of the top of your wreath. Make sure the ribbon goes around the front of your wreath as well, before gluing the second end. See the picture for reference.
Flip your wreath back over and tie a bow in the front with your hanging ribbon.
This wreath turned out so pretty! It is also crazy light (which is why you can get away with just hot gluing the ribbon hanger). The best part is that it only costs about $2.00 to make:
- Plastic Plates (4/$1): $.25
- Pack of Foam Shamrocks: $1.00
- Carnations (4 flowers/$1): $.50
- Gold Coins (30/$1): $.30
- Total: $2.05
I already owned the ribbon but even if you have to buy it, that still makes this wreath totally inexpensive! Decorating for the holidays doesn’t have to cost a lot. You can be festive and frugal. Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for even more ideas for dollar store St. Patrick’s décor!