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DIY St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Wreath: A Bright & Cheerful Door Decor

It’s about that time to embrace all things green, gold and rainbow!! This bright and colorful DIY will be a great way to add cheer to your home this St. Patrick’s Day!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30-45 minutes

Supplies needed:

  • Styrofoam Wreath ( 12 inch used)
  • Ribbon ( i used the colors of the rainbow)
  • Paper Mache Half Flower Pot
  • White pom poms
  • Oval cutout
  • 1 inch wood round disc
  • DecoArt Glamour Dust Gold Glitz Glitter Paint
  • Xacto Knife
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors

Let’s grab all the supplies and get crafting!

First things first, we are going to cut off the bottom of the Styrofoam wreath with the xacto knife. I cut off about 11 inches. This allowed me enough room to wrap with the ribbon and connect the cloud and pot of gold at the end.

Once you have got the wreath cut to your liking. We will move on to the painting. I went through and painted the wooden round disc with the DecoArt Glamour Dust Gold Glitz Glitter Paint. This will be the ‘coins’ in our pot of gold! This paint was like magic. Beautifully covered all areas in about 2 coats or less.

I moved on to paints the oval cutout with the white apple barrel paint. This will be turned into our ‘cloud’. I took the black apple barrel paint and covered the paper mache half flower pot.

Allow all the paint to dry.

Once the paint has dried – I came in with my pom poms to help finalize the ‘cloud’. I simply just hot glued the white pom poms to cover all square inches. Now you have a fluffy cloud!

Here comes the fun part! Let’s create the rainbow.

I measured about before beginning to find how much space each ribbon color was going to take. I measured approximately 3.25 to 3.5 inches for each color. I went through and marked with with the xacto knife.

For the ribbon, i choose to do colors of the rainbow! But feel free to mix it up and use leftover ribbon you have around the house.

I started with the red ribbon and hot glued it into place at the one end of the wreath. I then glued every couple wraps, this allow for minimal movement. Once i reached my marked spot, I then cut and glued that in place and moved on with the orange. You will keep doing so until all the wreath is nicely covered in ribbon.

Here is the part the wreath really started to come together. We will grab the dried ‘cloud’ made from the oval cutout and pom poms. I glued that to the left side of the wreath. Make sure you put enough to help adhere to the wreath.

Take the black paint paper mache pot and not slip that onto the right side of the wreath, then glue into place.

Lastly, you will take you painted ‘coins’ and glue them into place on the pot. You will layer them to help give that mound look for the coins.

And that’s it! Your St. Patrick’s Day rainbow is now complete. Add a wire or ribbon to hang on your front door or in a prominent location in your home for a touch of festive cheer.

With its bright colors and cheerful design, this DIY rainbow wreath is sure to bring a smile to the face of everyone who sees it. So grab your supplies and get started on your own St. Patrick’s Day wreath today!

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DIY Mardi Gras Beaded Wreath

Beads and bling: It’s a Mardi Gras thing. Lets add some sparkle to those doors this Mardi Gras with this simple, colorful beaded wreath.

Difficulty level:Beginner
Time to complete:20-30 minutes

Supplies Needed:

Once you have all your material gathered, lets start wrapping the wreath

I took all the 6mm string beads in the gold, green and purple- Wrapping around the wreath one color at a time. I used the glue gun to glue each new strand and every couple inches to help keep them in place.

After I had all the smaller 6mm string beads wrapping the wreath, I came in with my 11mm purple string beads. This helped add more pop to the garland and texture.

Time to add the fun parts to the mask! The mask came with ribbon to tie on the head, which i went ahead and cut those off. Find the best area on the wreath to glue on the mask. Once found, Take you hot glue gun and put the dabs of glue in the are that touch the wreath to help stay in place. Allow time to dry and come back in from the side to add more if needed for extra security.

I found these fun tinsel floral sprays that i just had to add with the mask. I felt like it was really going to help finish the look. I used my wire cutters and cut all the individual picks off the stem. Came in from the back side of the mask and hot glued them into place.

Mardi Gras is such a vibrant and festive celebration that is celebrated all over. Let’s add this beautiful, bright and festive wreath to your front door, above your mantel, or even in your office or classroom.

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