I like picking out green to wear on St. Patrick’s Day and celebrating the fun holiday with an all-green (but not corned beef and cabbage) dinner. But the last thing I want to do is decorate my house (top to bottom) in shamrocks, leprechauns and all things green for a one day event. A St. Patrick’s Day Rag Wreath makes it easy to decorate for the Irish celebration since it can be stored flat, pulled out of storage and fluffed up a week before and put away a day or two after.
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St. Patrick’s Day Rag Wreath –
- Three colors of fabric – I used 1/4 yard of green & white fleece and 1/4 yard shiny gold fabric.
- Wreath frame
- Rotary Cutter
- Self-Healing Mat
- Straight-edge (I used a yard stick.)
- Cut the fabric into 3/4 inch by 5 inch strips. (I used a straight-edge and eyeballed it, but 0.75×5 was my goal.)
- Tie the rag strips onto the wreath frame using an overhand knot.
- Optional: Add shamrocks or a small leprechaun plush to the front of the wreath.
- Hang it on a wreath hanger and enjoy!
Assuming you have all the supplies on hand, the St. Patrick’s Day Rag Wreath can be thrown together in about an hour.
I considered adding some bright orange fleece, representative of a leprechaun beard, here and there to my wreath but my family told me it would be stupid and wouldn’t make any sense. Needless to say, their logic won.