St Patrick’s Day is considered a festive holiday in my book. It is a reason to change my wreath and set my table. Green Beer and fun hats are the order of the day. My traditions start with the dressing of the fireplace wreath.
I have a fireplace wreath that stays up all year round. The base of the wreath is spruce with a garland of burlap. 2016 was my year of burlap as a base and I am still quite happy with the look. The Christmas wreath did not get converted for Valentine’s day (oops). She is getting a St Patricks Day Makeover that I know she will love.
I start the process removing all of the accent pieces. The Santa’s, sleds and berries were removed. I then took off the red and burlap poinsettia’s. There was a debate in my mind over the white as I thought they might still fit.
I opted to remove all hints of Christmas so the remaining flowers and the red burlap were packed away. The base needed a bit of fluffing and then I sat back to let the creative juices start flowing.
Creation of Green
The green decomesh seemed a perfect start, adding the ribbon to the wreath creates a fullsome base.Carnations then followed. The green and white carnations can be found at Michaels.
Shamrock glitter stems add an interesting focal point as well as a few fun leprechauns. The key to wreath making is adding what you love, One must always make sure you are comfortable with the design. A wreath can be as soarse or as full as your personal taste dictates.
I use one roll of burlap and a two inch width of decomesh. For 2017, 3 shamrock branches and two pics of carnations formed the center bouquet. I added an additional carnation pic and shamrock stick to each side and a small leprechaun. Play around with the design, sit down and let your mind get use to the look and change or modify till you are happy.
Normally I am not happy with the wreath when I first finish. NormallyI leave the room and letting it sit for a half hour before I fall in love.
Is St Patricks Day a thing in your home? Do you decorate?