I just love this quick and easy puzzle wreath for Saint Patrick’s Day that I pulled together. It’s simple, super cute and a little quirky, which is exactly what I love for this whimsical holiday!
Wreath for Saint Patrick’s Day
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are trying to build-out some fun (but easy) decorations for every holiday ever. I want to be THAT MOM that decorates and has fun with even the little, minor events. So, when the kiddo pointed out that we needed a St. Patrick’s Day wreath, well, I was on it.
I dug out an old puzzle set, a piece of discard cardboard and got to work painting. This is such a fun craft, it’s totally worth making, if you have a few minutes free. If you’re ready to make a shamrock wreath for St. Patrick’s day, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make a Puzzle Wreath
- First, click here to get the free printable template to cut out the shamrock form you’ll need to make this adorable puzzle wreath. No sense in trying to make this without a pattern, if you have one here handy! LOL!
- Now, with that out of the way, let’s talk materials. If you’ve been here a time or two, you know that I love to recycle/reuse. So, although you can buy a puzzle here that’s perfect for this wreath for Saint Patrick’s Day, you can absolutely use that weird kitty-jazz puzzle your kids never put together. Or you can grab one at the thrift store. Whatever.
- If you choose to use a dark colored puzzle, you definitely need a white base coat. Even if you’re using a lighter colored puzzle, to make sure that your green shades, particularly the lighter ones, are consistent, a white base coat is probably a good idea. Take it from someone who’s been there and done that.
How Do I Make this Wreath for Saint Patrick’s Day?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- Puzzle, 100 Piece
- Craft Paint – Light Green, Bright Green, Kelly Green and Dark Green
- Baker’s Twine – Black and White
- Cardstock – White, 1” by 11” Rectangle
- Chipboard (recycled cereal or cracker boxes)
- Shamrock Pattern
- Newspaper or Freezer Paper (to protect work surface)
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Craft Knife and Self-Healing Mat
- Paper Trimmer
- Washable Markers
- Paint 25 puzzle pieces light green, 25 bright green, 25 kelly green and 25 dark green. Set aside to dry completely. Repeat to apply a second coat, if desired.
- Print and cut out shamrock pattern from template. Trace the shamrock shape onto the chipboard. Cut shamrock shape from chipboard, just outside the line edge. I cut the outside with scissors and then the inside with an exacto knife.
- Using the hot glue gun and glue, randomly attach puzzle pieces.
- Affix a second layer set of puzzle pieces on top of the first layer.
- Cut out a rectangle of white card stock one and a half-inch wide and eleven-inches long.
- Starting on one side, color one-inch sections of the rectangle in rainbow order with the washable markers. Find the center of your cardboard rectangle and write 'LUCKY' in pencil and then trace that in black marker. Cut a fishtail in each end of the card stock rectangle.
- Fold the ends of the card stock rectangle into a “Z” pattern and attach to the shamrock wreath with the glue gun and glue sticks.
- Measure a length of black and white baker’s twine and glue this twine to the back of the wreath as a hanger.
- Tie a bow in a second twelve-inch length of baker’s twine and attach to the wreath to finish.
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More St. Patrick’s Day Crafts You Might Like
- St. Patrick’s Day Gnome Garland – I dig this garland so much, I put it across my fireplace mantle, but I’m thinking I might need a mini garland to decorate my bathroom!
- Plush St. Patrick’s Day Gnome – You’re not going to find a more fun and appropriate entry into making gnomes for kids!
- DIY Leprechaun Hat Vase – This is so stinkin’ adorable that I can’t contain a little excitement about seeing this on my entry table!
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