You guys know I love to cruise the dollar store and often take you with me over on Facebook. I grabbed this cute little dollar store St. Patrick’s Day wreath and did a quick and easy makeover on it. I hope it gives you some ideas to add to your St. Patty’s Day decor.
I don’t really decorate much for St. Patrick’s Day but a cute little vignette for any holiday never hurt my feelings. I thought this wreath would look cute nestled among some other green decor. As I was reading a little about St. Patrick’s Day I read that the holiday evolved as a celebration of St. Patrick, an Irish man who spread the gospel to many parts of Ireland. He supposedly used the 3 clover shamrock as a teaching tool to represent the Holy Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Ghost. I didn’t do tons of research, so definitely do your own, but I thought that was a fun bit of info for this day that we usually just try not to get pinched!
To decorate this dollar store St. Patrick’s Day wreath I painted it off white and then dry brushed some green around the edges and on every other shamrock using acrylic craft paint. I also highlighted the banner in the middle by distressing the edge with the same technique.
Next I used regular school glue spread over the shamrock and cut up faux moss (or use Easter grass) and pressed it into the glue for a nice dimensional look.
Using a stamp I added 17 because St. Patrick’s Day always falls on March 17th unless the Easter holiday interferes, but that won’t happen again until 2060, so I think we are safe with 17!
I glued a few dollar store coins for an extra touch and added a simple raffia scrap bow. So simple and so cute!
Mixing old and new makes your dollar store crafts look elegant. I always try to add some vintage finds like these green bottles I’ve collected to my St. Patrick’s Day decor vignette. Enjoy setting up a small spot for your St. Patrick’s Day crafts and have fun with this holiday! If you are looking for a few more easy St. Patrick’s crafts and decor ideas try these: Wall Hanging | Felt Shamrocks | Table Runner
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