It’s time again to update my seasonal yarn wreath! You can see how I originally created the wreath here. For my March/St. Patrick’s day version, I repurposed a Shamrock Welcome Sign that I picked up on clearance for a few dollars.
I used a tin snips to clip the decorative wire that linked each letter together.
I decided to keep the decorative wire spirals in the front of each shamrock rather than leave the empty hole, so I used pliers to crimp the back of the wire down after cutting each piece.
I also removed the bow from the top ‘W’ Shamrock. I scraped off the glue as much as I could and used some sandpaper to sand it down to a flatter finish. I then used some of the spare wire I cut off the other pieces to glue in a wire spiral for further camouflage to the blemished area.
Once I had my Shamrock letters ready, I laid them out on the wreath, and cut some base felt pieces that would be used to hold everything together.
I used my glue gun to glue the letters to the base felt. Once everything was glued in place, I trimmed the felt around each shamrock.
To fasten the piece in place, I used a length of yarn to weave between the letters and around the wreath, and then fastened the yarn in back, just as I had done for my previous versions of the yarn wreath. The first and last letters weren’t holding in place as well, so I added a piece of stick-on velcro to these two pieces. I used the rougher side of the velcro, which naturally adhered to the yarn on my wreath.
This makes me ready for more green! I hope the snow will take the hint.