Friday, February 24, 2012

Hot Glue Friday: St Patty's Day Wreath

TGIF, everyone! The Captain comes home next week so this'll be my last weekend alone with the kids for a while. Hooray!

Just a quick project to share--and it's so idiot-proof you won't even need a tutorial!

Despite not being the least bit Irish, I love a good St Patrick's Day celebration, and I like to start early. So as soon as Valentine's Day was over, I took down my pink wreath and got to work on a green one. Here's what I ended up with:

If you click on this you *should* be able to see a larger view.

This is what I think is known as a rag wreath. It's the kind of wreath we all made in grade school. Bend a wire hanger into a circle and start tying scraps of fabric onto it until you can't see the hanger anymore. I had some beautiful green satin in my stash, so I made strips of that, along with a few lighter green flannel strips for a bit of contrast, and tied knots until I could tie no more. I then crocheted myself a shamrock (cutting one out of felt would be easier and would give exactly the same effect), pinned a brooch I picked up at the thrift store for a buck to the middle of it, and then glued it to a piece of sequin trim I had lying around and attached it to the back of the wreath with hot glue. I finished it off by hot-gluing some chocolate coins I got at the dollar store all around it. Now all I need is some green beer and a t-shirt that says "Kiss Me, I'm Irish!" and I'm ready to party!

My only goal this weekend is to get around and visit all your blogs. Well, that and scoop the cat's litter box. Will I only get one of those jobs done? And if so, who will end up mad at me, you guys, or the cat?

My life is practically a soap opera.

9 comments:

LaelShine said...

LOL That's why I've hired out my kid to the cats;p
I'd never get those boxes clean!

I like the wreath! I have nothing for St. Pat's day yet. I like to at least do something decorative. I know for sure I'm making a chocolate guinness (SP?) cake,yum!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Love the wreath! I have Irish blood but don't celebrate. Shame on me. By the way.....Scoop the litterbox.....we can wait!

Granny Bob said...

Well I like that wreath it is really cool! Are you down to counting sleeps before the Captain gets back? I hope you get to have a day to yourself when he gets back. Seeing you got your wreath made with all the other things you do, I gather RB had a good week. Take care and thank you for the pic of the wreath.

In Real Life said...

That is a very neat wreath! St. Patrick's Day is fun! :)

Have a great weekend!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Sure and yer wreath o' the green brings a tear to me old Irish eye, me young colleen.

Dimple said...

Cool wreath, you are quite creative!

I think it's good you've enrolled your whirlwind in kindergarten (I remember my hurricane...:-)! Here in Idaho some special needs children are assigned personal aides to help them deal with classroom issues...maybe some such arrangement is possible there, as well.

Yay that the Captain is coming home!

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, this is gorgeous! I'm so CASE'ing this idea ... TFS, Sweetie!

Tricky Nag said...

So easy and wonderful! I may actually try to get this done in time for this St. Pattie's Day.

SG Angela said...

nice. my grandmother used to make the prettiest silk flowers.