How do you entertain a classroom full of fifth graders the Friday before Spring Break? With a Playful Leprechaun Selfie Wreath, of course! A teacher-approved filter for all kinds of magical fun.
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and this playful Leprechaun Selfie Wreath is just the thing to greet all your guests at the front door or gate! Use the wreath as a photo prop during your St. Patrick’s Day party to morph all your guests into a Leprechaun just like magic!
Create a Playful Leprechaun Selfie Wreath for fun St. Patrick's Day photos
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Here’s what you will need to make a Playful Leprechaun:
- Kunin Classic Felt™ 9” x 12” Craft Cuts – Pirate Green (2), Apple Green (1), Neon Green (1), Gold (1), Black (1), Cream (1)
- Kunin Classic Felt Cut by the Yard – Orange (1 yard)
- Styrofoam Wreath Form – 12″ wide
- Beacon Adhesives Felt Glue
- Americana Paints by DecoArt® Festive Green and Spiced Pumpkin
- Scrap Paper
- Permanent Marker
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Basecoat Paintbrush Set – DecoArt
- Cardboard 12” by 15”
- Self-Healing Mat
- Craft Knife
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Aquarellable white and black pencils by Stabilo
- Playful Leprechaun Selfie Wreath Patterns – download below ⇓
Here’s how to make a Leprechaun Selfie Wreath:
Basecoat three-quarters of the wreath form Spiced Pumpkin and one-quarter of Festive Green. Let dry and apply a second coat, if necessary. I love my Americana Acrylics from DecoArt because they have one-coat coverage on most surfaces.
Download and print LEPRECHAUN SELFIE WREATH PATTERNS. Cut out, trace onto chipboard, and cut out again to create templates.
Measure two rectangles onto cardboard. The first is a 2” by 15” hat brim, and the second is a 12” by 9” hat top. Cut the cardboard hat out with a craft knife on a self-healing mat.
Paint the border and edges of the hat with Festive Green, and let dry.
Fold one yard of Kunin Classic Felt Orange in half along the 36” width. Cut 1” wide strips of felt with scissors. I used my metal ruler as a width measure and cut each by hand, no measuring.
Attach one orange felt strip to each side of the wreath starting at the green/orange intersection, wrapping around and securing ends with hot glue.
Starting at the 6 o’clock mark in the orange section of the foam wreath. With a loop along the outside edge, pull ends through the loop and tighten to create a knot. Continue knotting orange felt stripes around the orange section of the wreath, until full. My wreath contains 14 loops.
Attach one Kunin Classic Felt™ 9” x 12” Craft Cuts in Pirate Green to the hat top with Beacon Felt Glue.
Measure and cut two 2” strips of Kunin Classic Felt™ Pirate Green with a ruler and Aquarellable pencil. Cut inside the lines and apply to the hat brim with Beacon Felt Glue.
Measure and cut one 2” wide strip of Kunin Classic Felt™ Black. Apply to the hat, just above the brim. Trace and cut buckle from Kunin Classic Felt™ Gold, cut out, and apply to the center of the black hatband. Trace and cut shamrocks from Kunin Classic Felt™ Apple Green and Neon Green. Cut the stem from the Neon Green shamrock. Apply a small amount of hot glue to the center of the Apple Green shamrock, layer on the Neon Green shamrock, and scrunch the center to create dimension. Attach a green button to the center of the shamrock. Apply shamrock to the “seam” on the hat brim.
Attach the Leprechaun hat to the top of the wreath with hot glue, making sure to position the hat so that the wreath form does not show.
Trace and cut four leprechaun ears from Kunin Eco-fi® ClassicFelt™ Cream. Attach two shapes, back to back, to create a thicker ear. Repeat with the second ear. Apply hot glue to the edge of the ear and attach it to the wreath, using the photo as your guide. Repeat with the second ear.
Here is a detail of the finished wreath!
Quick and Easy Leprechaun Wreath
I hope you have enjoyed my Leprechaun Selfie Wreath and will use it as a jumping-off point to showcase your Kunin Creativity this Spring! Felt is an easy, versatile, and forgiving medium that allows you to create a special keepsake whether you are a beginner or an expert crafter!
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