St. Patrick’s Day is all about green and gold. Even better when that gold is a chocolate coin! I wanted to decorate with a St. Patrick’s Day Wreath so I made one from a few easy to find supplies, you might even have most of them at home right now. Keep reading to find out how I had a major fail 3/4 of the way though and how I saved it in the end.
I grabbed my gold coins at Walmart, they were in the party favors area. I’m not sure if they were a seasonal item or are there all the time. The wreath form is made from cardboard. I did it just like my Wooden Slice Wreath, but there was a bit of a problem.
Chocolate coins are much heavier than wooden slices. I got my cardboard cut, covered with duct tape and glued all the coins down.
Only for the whole thing to basically collapse when I picked it up. My wreath is about 16 inches and heavy. The cardboard was from an Amazon Prime box and apparently not up for a fight.
I was already having a rough day and I was not losing to a freaking wreath!! So I dug through my craft room and found a pack of jumbo Popsicle sticks. I snapped them in half with my hands, Mary even helped by breaking a few. Two staggered rows of broken popsicle sticks and a lot of hot glue later I had a wreath that could support itself.
I would recommend using a sturdy cardboard, possible 2 layers taped together. If you decide to make a large wreath like mine put a layer of popsicle sticks on the back or between the two layers.
St. Patrick’s Day Gold Coin Wreath Supplies:
- Chocolate Coins
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
- Green & White Ribbon
- 16x16in Piece of Cardboard
- Duct tape
- Popsicle sticks
1. Use the ruler and pen to mark a 16 inch wide circle
2. Make another circle 1 inch inside the larger circle
3. Cut out the circle, it doesn’t have to be perfect you won’t even see it at the end. I find it’s easiest to cut a straight line, then cut to the line you drew and remove the smaller pieces.
4. Repeat to make another identical circle. Glue the two circles together (pretend I did this, I wish I did!) putting popsicle sticks between then if needed for support
5. Cover the Cardboard with Duck Tape. It works best to use 4-5 inch pieces and notch them with scissors before folding in. Flip over and add another layer so both sides are covered
6. Place one gold coin down DON’T glue it down. Place another coin half on top of the first and glue that down, continue around the circle until you get to the beginning
7. Lift up the original coin so you can wedge another underneath then glue it down it to complete the circle. Make sure everything is glued down
8. Make a large bow with the green ribbon and glue to the wreath
I’m not sure how this would hold up outside, I’m putting mine on the shelf in the living room. I would definitely keep it inside if you plan to eat the chocolate coins (they’re not very good by the way).
I’m on an indoor wreath kick right now, I made a fake forsythia wreath earlier this month. This is really a dreary time of year and I’m desperate for color!
It looks really cute with my Lucky Sign, I have no excuses for the pictures. My walls are light creamy yellow and my camera was throwing a fit picking up the colors.
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