I’m a bit taken with wreaths. It’s weird, I know… I’m so not that guy, but our new house has this quaint, welcoming front porch that just screams decorate the front door. I have been heeding the call since we moved into our home in the fall. We’ve had a wreath for Halloween, one for Christmas, and even one for Valentine’s Day. Now it’s time to honor our Irish heritage with some St. Patrick’s Day welcome. I searched Pinterest for inspiration, and found some great options.
There were no directions attached to the pin, just an Etsy store. (Hmmm, maybe I should sell some of my crafts? What do you think?) I had to make do with my imagination, and a trip to Joann’s Fabrics for supplies. I picked up a half a yard of 3 different St. Patrick’s Day fabrics, a roll of green ribbon, and a sparkly clover decoration. I already had the pipe wrap that I use to make the wreath form.
I made the wreath form, by duck taping the 2 ends of the pipe wrap together to form a circle. Then I cut the stick off the bottom of the clover and created a ribbon loop to secure it to the center of the wreath. This clover decoration was my own addition to the inspiration I found on Pinterest.
Next, I cut the strips of fabric. I used pieces about 1″ wide and 8″ long. Then I tied them around the wreath form with simple knots.
At this point, I realized that my wreath wasn’t going to look anything like the inspiration. The one I found on Pinterest had a narrower form; therefore, the ties had a fluffier, fuller look. But it was too late at this point to stop, I was committed to my project. I decided to change the format of the design a bit, by grouping the individual patterns together, instead of mixing them. I proceeded to tie pieces each color fabric in sections around the form, alternating the knots from the interior to the exterior of the wreath.
Once all of the fabric strips were tied on, I created a hanger out of the green ribbon and hung it on our front door.