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Pick your project!: St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

Pick your project for this St. Patrick’s Day!  There are three different options to choose from, ranging from super quick to a little more involved.

Pick your project!: St. Patrick's Day Crafts

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Pick your project!

We have more than one St. Patrick’s Day craft for you to choose from!  There is a framed saying, some gnomes, and a heart-shaped wreath.  The framed saying will take you about 5 minutes, the gnomes around 15 to 30 minutes, and the heart wreath will take around 2 hours.

I love the idea of a pick your project craft!  I bet after a 5 minute craft, you’ll be inspired to keep going and make some more 😉

Without further ado, lets get started!

Pick Your Project #1: Pretty as a Picture saying

This one is so easy it’s silly.  I personally bought an inexpensive frame from the local dollar store so that I would not mind hot gluing or placing stickers on it.

Supplies needed:

  • Frame in size of your choice (I used 4×4)
  • Pretty 3D stickers
  • Computer and Printer

What to do:

  1. Find an Irish blessing you like by searching Google.
  2. Type and print out to the font size of your choosing.
  3. Cut the paper down to the size of your frame and insert into the frame.
  4. If desired, add 3D stickers or embellishments to your frame.

Pick Your Project #2: St. Patrick’s Day Gnomes

My family will tell you that I have an obsession with gnomes.  I have been banned from buying more, so instead I made my own.  Ha!

This craft is super simple and takes around 15 to 30 minutes to complete.  I made both boy and girl gnomes.  They are dressed pretty flashy, because, why not?

Supplies needed:

I grabbed many of these supplies from the local dollar store!

Both St. Patrick’s Day Craft gnomes require the following:

  • A can (aka a can of beans)
  • Hot glue
  • Foil cupcake liners
  • Large pearl beads (For nose)
  • White or cream color yarn

For the boy gnome I also used:

  • A decorative sock.  I grabbed this one from Target!

For the girl gnome I additionally used:

  • A St. Patrick’s Day scarf.
  • Small binder clips
  • Fishing line
  • Small/medium size pearl beads
  • Green Feather boa (optional)
  • Apple sauce squeeze pouch tops (optional)

How to make the boy gnome:

  1. Pull the sock onto the can.  Make sure the bowtie is facing up if your sock has a suit print on it.  Do NOT glue the sock on top unless you have no plans of ever using the sock 😉
  2. Gather some yarn and bunch it together.  Then, tie the end so that it looks like the end of a broom.
  3. Hot glue the hair to the top of the can.  Be sure to part the ends of the hair so that you see the suit image in front.  If necessary, “trim” the hair so that it looks even.
  4. Take a cupcake liner and hot glue a large pearl bead at the edge of the liner.  Place the “hat” on top with the pearl (aka nose) facing front and center.

That’s it!

How to make the girl gnome:

  1. Fold the scarf to fit the height of the can.  Then, wrap the scarf around the can and hold both ends together with a binder clip in back.  Note: You can hot glue if you like, but I wanted the option of reusing these items later.
  2. Take six strands of white/cream yarn, bunch together, and tie like a broom.  Repeat this step to make a second one.
  3. Next, separate one of the bunches into a third, as you would to make a braid.  Then, braid that strand, then tie it off with another piece of yarn to hold the braid in place.
  4. Repeat step three with the other bunch of yarn.
  5. Hot glue the braids to the top of the can so that there is one braid on each side of the face.
  6. Next, place a dab of hot glue on one large pearl bead to attach it to the end of a cupcake liner.
  7. Hot glue a piece of the feather boa to the top of the cupcake liner.  Then, place the cupcake liner on top of the can like a hat, being sure that the “nose” is to the front.
  8. Make a belt for the girl gnome by stringing some small/medium size pearls onto fishing line.  Once complete, tie it around the gnome’s “waist.”
  9. Add some shoes by taking green apple sauce squeeze pouch lids (mine is from Kirkland brand) and place them under the front hem of the dress.

Voila!  Your Gnomeo now has a Juliet.

Pick Your Project #3: St. Patrick’s Day Wreath

You can use a circular wreath if you have trouble finding a heart shape wire wreath base.  I really wanted to make a heart wreath because I loved this Irish blessing that I found online.  The saying I selected was, “May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, May good luck pursue you each morning and night.”

I used standard sized yarn, but I would definitely recommend chunky, large yarn if you want to make this project go super fast.

Supplies needed:

  • Wire wreath form (heart or circle)
  • Green yarn
  • Fishing line
  • Pearl beads
  • Green embellishments
  • Pearl beads
  • Hot gun and glue sticks
  • Computer and printer
  • Scrap of cardstock

How to make this wreath:

  1. Take a length of yarn and fold in half.

Then ,wrap it around the wreath and pull the two ends of yarn through the loop.  Tie a knot to finish secure the yarn to the wreath.

2. Continue this step until the entire wire wreath form is covered.  Trim ends so that they are all the same length around the circumference of the wreath.

3. Once the wreath is covered, add embellishments if desired.  I used hot glue to add pearl beads and butterflies.

4. To attach the saying, print out the saying you like and cut to size.  I opted to cut in a circle and glue it to a larger cardstock circle.  Next, I tied the saying to a piece of fishing line.  I adorned the rest of the fishing line with pearl beads and attached to the top center of the wreath.

5. Hang on your door to welcome all who enter.

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