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A Unique St. Patrick’s Wreath

A Unique St. Patrick’s Wreath

A pair of ghillies (Irish dance shoes) make this St. Patrick’s wreath unique.  Even without the shoes, this would make a great wreath for your door this St. Patrick’s season. 

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I began this wreath with a standard grapevine wreath.  

Spotting this sign at Hobby Lobby, I knew I wanted to include it as part of my St. Patrick’s wreath.  You can find St. Patrick’s signs at Dollar Tree, too!

Secure your sign to your wreath with floral wire.  Pull the wire around and through the grapevines and use it to make a circle on the backside of the wreath to hang it on your door. 

Faux green and white florals including bells of Ireland, naturally! 

Take the stems of your flowers and foliage and wedge them down through the grapevine wreath securely.  If you would like, you can use hot glue to be sure they do not come out.  I like to just wedge the stems in and use wire to secure them so that I can remove them and re-use both my wreath and the florals in different ways in the future.  

Use floral wire to attach the stems to the wreath.

This photo shows how the bells of Ireland are not laying down against the wreath.  Using the wire will make it lie down against the grapevine.

A pair of green tulip bunches for just $1.99 each from Michael’s are just the right color for St.  Patrick’s Day. 

There was no need to cut the tulip bunches apart, they were just added to the wreath.

The last florals I selected to add to the wreath are these white hydrangea clusters.

Continuing to add the florals to the side of the wreath gives it a focal point.

This little pair of ghillies (Irish dance shoes) were worn by my granddaughter.   She has outgrown these and has given up Irish Dance in favor of karate!  

The shoes were bit flat,  so I stuffed them with moss to fill them out.  The green is an appropriate addition to the wreath, too.

After knotting the laces, I used a green paper coated wire, threaded through the knot and fed down through the grapevine wreath.

At this point it seemed like I needed to add a little more florals along the top edge of the wreath.

Here is my St. Patrick’s wreath all ready to hang from my front door! 

If you missed it, you can check out my St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape.  

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Chloe is the creator of Celebrate & Decorate. Chloe is passionate about having a comfortable and well designed home - she also loves to entertain family and friends. Learn more about Chloe. Follow Chloe: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube

24 Comments

  1. Beautiful St. Patrick’s Day wreath! Pinned. I’m visiting from The Happy Now link up.

  2. This turned out so cute. I love the little shoes filled with moss. I pinned this to share it is so stinkin cute!

  3. You make the best wreaths. Adding the sign is ingenious.

    1. Thank you so much Jan! The great thing is, you can find cute holiday signs at Dollar Tree, too!

  4. Chloe, this wreath certainly makes my Irish eyes smile! It’s adorable – especially like the dance shoes.

  5. I love it Chloe and adding the dance shoes was a great finishing touch.

    I love Irish dance We saw Riverdance 4 times.

    Cindy

    1. Oh, thank you Cindy! I know if you saw Riverdance 4 times, you DO love Irish dance! It makes me a little sad that the girls gave up their Irish dance for karate and art classes! But at least they tried it!

  6. Chloe that is SO adorable. I’m going to send it to my niece in TX who teaches dance, is crafty, and is part Irish too! Love it!

    1. Thank you so much Rita! If she creates something similar, send me a picture! Happy St. Patricks day!

  7. I love it, especially the sign. Give ten crafters the same materials and they all use it differently.
    Now I know what I am going to do with my sale greenery from Joann’s.

    1. Thank you Annie! You are so correct! That is a really good idea, for me to challenge some other crafters to all get the same materials and see what they all make!

  8. Chloe, this St Pat’s Day wreath is just so adorable!! Those little dance shoes have melted my heart.
    Thank you for sharing your DIY project at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring it at tomorrow’s party and pinning too.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

    1. Thank you SO much, Kerryanne, what an honor! Even though my granddaughters have outgrown those shoes and moved on to art and karate, they still melt my heart too!

  9. That wreath is amazing! I love it! Those shoes just make it look so unique.

    1. Thanks so much Cynthia! I did think it was a brilliant idea to add them to the wreath.

  10. This is fabulous Chloe! I hope you will come over and link up at All About Home (Monday-Thursday) and or Thurday Favorite Things (Thurs.- Sunday)

    So cute and creative. I just love those shoes!

  11. This is such a fun idea, Chloe. love the St. Patty’s graphic sign and the adorable dance shoes with the wreath!

  12. I love the addition of your granddaughter’s dance shoes to this wreath, Chloe! It’s such an unexpected surprise. You’ve been featured this week at Celebrate Your Story! Hugs!

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