It’s time for another Pinterest Challenge! If you aren’t familiar with the Pinterest Challenge, it’s a monthly event that challenges us to not just be pin hoarders, but to make it happen! Last month, I tried out a chicken recipe from my chicken recipe board and this month, I’m dong a craft! My February Pinterest Challenge was inspired by the many garland wreath tutorials on Pinterest. Most of the time garland wreaths are made during the Christmas and New Year Seasons, but I thought it would be fun to make a $5 Dollar Tree St. Patrick’s Day Garland Wreath (video tutorial at the end).
$5 Dollar Tree St. Patrick’s Day Garland Wreath
Most of the supplies to make this wreath came from my local Dollar Tree and only took about 20 minutes to make. Not counting basic craft supplies, I actually only spent $3.50 on this wreath. The gold garland was an after clearance buy at 50 cents, the green clover garland, cardboard clover, and the wire form were each a dollar.
- 2 – 9 ft. garlands (I used one gold garland and one green garland with gold clovers from the Dollar Tree)
- 1 – 14″ Dollar Tree metal wreath form
- hot glue gun/glue sticks
- optional- St. Patrick’s Day cardboard wall hanging and ribbon (Dollar Tree)
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How to (video below):
Most garland wreaths have the garland wrapping around the entire wreath form. This takes a lot of garlands when using inexpensive and less full garlands from the Dollar Tree (up to 5 garlands), which can add to the cost. To fix this, I decided to use the wreath wires as my guide and glue the garlands onto them. Doing it this way, I only had to use two garlands!
- Add glue to the inner circle of the wire wreath in small sections.
- Press the gold garland onto the glue.
- Continue adding glue and the garland until the entire inner ring is filled and cut off the excess.
- If you want the wreath all one color, cover the entire wreath with the same color garland.
- For a two-tone wreath, add the green garland to the next two wire rings of the wreath form.
- For the last and outside ring of the wreath, add the gold garland.
Tip 1: Use the cardboard tag from the garland to keep the garlands separated by inserting it between the wire rings (see image).
Tip 2: Use garlands with pop out items on the inner wreath.
- The first image shows the wreath with the garlands glued to the wire wreath form. The gold clovers are just hanging and looks messy.
- To clean up the look, add a dab of glue to the center of each gold clover and randomly press down onto the middle portion of the wreath.
- Stop here or continue on.
- For a bit more pizzazz, I added a large cardboard clover to the center of the wreath. I cut the inside portion of a wall hanging from the Dollar Tree and tied it to hang on the inside the wreath. I’ll be using the remaining portions to decorate other areas of my home.
Now, the wreath is ready to hang or it can be embellished more! It’s totally up to you! So have fun and make your own St. Patrick’s Day Garland Wreath!
$5 Dollar Store St. Patrick’s Day Garland Wreath Tutorial Video
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