How to Make a Playful Leprechaun Selfie Wreath

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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 on 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 like magic!

Leprechaun DIY Selfie Wreath a St. Patricks Day Photo Booth Craft #leprechaun #wreath #photoprop #stpatricksday

 

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:

Here’s how to make a Leprechaun Selfie Wreath:

STEP ONE

Basecoat three-quarters of wreath form Spiced Pumpkin and one quarter Festive Green. Let dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.

Download and print LEPRECHAUN SELFIE WREATH PATTERNS. Cut out, trace on to chipboard and cut out again to create templates.

Basecoat foam wreath form Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #stpatricksdaycrafts #feltcrafts #wreaths #leprechaun

 

STEP TWO

Measure two rectangles onto cardboard.  The first, a 2” by 15” hat brim and the second, a 12” by 9” hat top.  Cut cardboard hat out with a craft knife on a self-healing mat.

Measure and cut out a top hat shape from cardboard Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #stpatricksdaycrafts #feltcrafts #wreaths #leprechaun

Paint the border and edges of the hat with Festive Green, let dry.

Paint edges of top hat green Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #stpatricksdaycrafts #feltcrafts #wreaths #leprechaun

STEP THREE

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.

Cut strips of Orange felt Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #stpatricksdaycrafts #feltcrafts #wreaths #leprechaun

Attach one orange felt strip to each side of wreath starting at the green/orange intersection, wrapping around and securing ends with hot glue.

Wrap felt strips around wreath form Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #stpatricksdaycrafts #feltcrafts #wreaths #leprechaun

Starting at the 6 o’clock mark in the orange section of the foam wreath. With 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.

Loop and knot orange felt strips to create beard Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #stpatricksdaycrafts #feltcrafts #wreaths #leprechaun

STEP FOUR

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 hat brim with Beacon Felt Glue.

Attach green felt to top hat shape Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #stpatricksdaycrafts #feltcrafts #wreaths #leprechaun

STEP FIVE

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 Neon Green shamrock. Apply a small amount of hot glue to the center of Apple Green shamrock, layer on Neon Green shamrock and scrunch center to create dimension. Attach a green button to the center of the shamrock. Apply shamrock to “seam” on the hat brim.

Create a shamrock accent Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #stpatricksdaycrafts #feltcrafts #wreaths #leprechaun

STEP SIX

Attach Leprechaun hat to the top of the wreath with hot glue, making sure to position the hat so that that the wreath form does not show.

Attach top hat to wreath form Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #stpatricksdaycrafts #feltcrafts #wreaths #leprechaun

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 to the wreath, using the photo as your guide. Repeat with the second ear.

Create ears for the Leprechaun Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #stpatricksdaycrafts #feltcrafts #wreaths #leprechaun

Here is a detail of the finished wreath!

Playful Leprechaun Selfie Wreath Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #stpatricksdaycrafts #feltcrafts #wreaths #leprechaun

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! If you enjoyed this Leprechaun Selfie Wreath then click through and check out my Crafting with the Kiddos project Dollar Tree Coffee Filter Leprechauns for St. Patty’s Day!

Dollar Tree Coffee Filter Leprechauns Creatively Beth is Crafting with the Kiddos #creativelybeth #leprechauns #stpatricksdaycrafts #kidscrafts #dollartreecrafts

Thanks for stopping by! -Beth

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