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How to Make a Playful Leprechaun Wreath

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St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and this tutorial How to Make a 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!

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.

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

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:

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STEP ONE

Basecoat three-quarters of the wreath blank 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.

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

STEP TWO

Download and print LEPRECHAUN SELFIE WREATH PATTERNS at the bottom of this post. 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.

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, and 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 the 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 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. This 12″ 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 the 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 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.

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

STEP SIX

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.

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

STEP SEVEN

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.

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

Download the Leprechaun Wreath Patterns HERE:

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! Here is a detail of the finished wreath!

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

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

I love quick and easy crafts like a Craft Stick Leprechaun Hat to make with the kiddos in my life. Craft sticks from the Dollar Tree transform into a magical leprechaun hat in just about 15 minutes. Work on shapes, colors, cutting, and counting with this simple Leprechaun Hat craft. Add a name to create cute place cards for a St. Patrick's Day party.

Craft Stick Leprechaun Hat Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #kidscrafts #leprechaun #stpatricksday

One of my best friends has a St. Patrick's Day birthday (and he's Irish to boot!), so I am always looking for unique treats to make his day extra special!  Candy Coated Peanut Butter Candies are one of his favorites and create the perfect backdrop for this magically delicious Mason Jar Leprechaun!

Mason Jar Leprechaun with a secret candy surprise Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #masonjarcrafts #leprechaun #stpatricksday #kidscrafts

Sharing is Caring! If you LOVE it then Please PIN it!

Too busy to make this Lucky Leprechaun Selfie Wreath right now? Pin it for later!  I’d love for you to pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

DIY Lucky Leprechaun Selfie Wreath Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #felt #craft #wreath #diy #photobooth #selfie #props #stpatricksday #party

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20 thoughts on “How to Make a Playful Leprechaun Wreath

  • How cute! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    • Thanks for hosting a FANTASTIC linky party!

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  • This is a awesome project! I can see all the little kids at school loving it. Thanks for always sharing something fun. This post will be a feature for me this week. #HomeMattersParty

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    • Thanks a bunch for the feature, Donna!

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  • This is so cute and perfect for everyone from kids to adults. Featuring when my link party opens.

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    • I have made several and EVERYONE loves them, Carol! Thank you for the feature!

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  • This is so cute, fun and clever! Thank you for sharing it with us on Farmhouse Friday. I’ll be featuring it tomorrow! Hope you link up again soon. Pinned

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    • Thank you so very much for the feature, Cindy!

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  • Beth, this is simply the cutest!!
    Thank you for sharing your leprechaun selfie wreath DIY at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring your project at tonight’s party and pinning too.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

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    • THANK YOU, Kerryanne! It was such a fun project to make!

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  • That is so cute!

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    • Thank you Joanne!
      It looks super cute with or without a face in it!

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  • Thank you Beth for participating and sharing your leprechaun links at SSPS 298. See you again next week!

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    • Always fun to stop by your linky party, Esme!

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      • Thanks Beth, see you next week

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  • So festive!
    Thank you for sharing at Gma’sPhoto My Sunday Snapshot. Looking forward to seeing you next Sunday!
    Take care and best wishes.

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  • Beth, this is absolutely charming! It would undoubtedly make an excellent photobooth prop—so much fun! Thank you for sharing this adorable creation with us at The Crazy Little Lovebirds link party #26.

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    • Thank you Stephanie! I will be sure to stop by!

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