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Upcycle a Lucky Shamrock Wreath from Puzzle Pieces

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Ever wonder what to do with puzzles that are missing pieces? Grab some paint, the kiddos, and Upcycle a Lucky Shamrock Wreath from Puzzle Pieces.  Do you love this craft but don't have any puzzles at home? Pick up a new one from Dollar Tree and create this cute as-can-be wreath to let your family know they are LUCKY!

Upcycle a Lucky Shamrock Wreath from Puzzle Pieces Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #upcycle #shamrock #dollartreecraft #kidscraft #lucky

Upcycle a Dollar Tree Puzzle to create a Wreath

Upcycle a Lucky Shamrock Wreath from Puzzle Pieces Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #upcycle #shamrock #dollartreecraft #kidscraft #lucky

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Here's what you need to make a Lucky Shamrock Wreath:

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Here's how to Upcycle a Puzzle Piece Wreath:

STEP ONE

To begin the Puzzle Piece Shamrock Wreath, gather all supplies and protect your work surface. The puzzle pieces can be as large or as small as you want.

Materials needed to create a Shamrock Wreath Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #upcycle #shamrock #dollartreecraft #kidscraft #lucky

STEP TWO

Basecoat 25 puzzle pieces Green Tree, 25 Festive Green, 25 Holly Green, and 25 Kelly Green.  Set aside to dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.  Freezer paper makes a great, inexpensive cover for your work surface. I love my Americana Acrylics from DecoArt because they have one-coat coverage on most surfaces.

Paint puzzle pieces with green paint Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #upcycle #shamrock #dollartreecraft #kidscraft #lucky

STEP THREE

Download, print, and cut out the SHAMROCK PUZZLE PIECE WREATH PATTERNS at the bottom of this post. Trace it onto a piece of chipboard or a recycled cardboard box, then cut around the outside of the pattern with scissors. Cut the inside of the shamrock pattern with a craft knife on a self-healing mat.

Cut out Shamrock template from a recycled cardboard box Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #upcycle #shamrock #dollartreecraft #kidscraft #lucky

STEP FOUR

Randomly attach puzzle pieces to the shamrock wreath base with the glue gun and glue sticks. You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry.

Glue painted puzzle pieces on to Shamrock Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #upcycle #shamrock #dollartreecraft #kidscraft #lucky

STEP FIVE

Apply a second layer of puzzle pieces over top of the first layer. Mix and match the colors and shapes to create an organic pattern. The great part about this craft is that there is no right or wrong way to apply the puzzle pieces.

Cover Shamrock Wreath with painted puzzle pieces Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #upcycle #shamrock #dollartreecraft #kidscraft #lucky

STEP SIX

Measure and cut a rectangle of white cardstock one inch wide and eleven inches wide. Starting at the left side, color one-inch sections in rainbow order with washable markers. Find the center and write the message LUCKY in pencil and then in black marker. Cut a fishtail at each end of the cardstock with scissors. Use letter stickers instead of hand-lettering the word LUCKY.

Create a rainbow banner and handwrite the word lucky Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #upcycle #shamrock #dollartreecraft #kidscraft #lucky

STEP SEVEN

Fold the ends of the banner into a “Z” pattern and attach them to the shamrock wreath with the glue gun and glue sticks. This will give the shamrock wreath extra added dimension.

Fold banner and glue to Shamrock Wreath Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #upcycle #shamrock #dollartreecraft #kidscraft #lucky

STEP EIGHT

Measure and cut a twelve-inch length of black and white baker’s twine and glue it to the back of the wreath to use as a hanger. Tie a bow in a second twelve-inch length of baker’s twine and attach it to the front of the wreath to finish.

\To finish attach a hanger and bow Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #upcycle #shamrock #dollartreecraft #kidscraft #lucky

Download the Shamrock Wreath Pattern HERE:

Quick and Easy Dollar Tree Puzzle Shamrock Wreath

Upcycle a Shamrock Wreath with Dollar Tree supplies in just about 30 minutes!

I was so happy to have this project featured on Parade Magazine's Website Get Lucky This St. Patrick’s Day with 25+ Do-It-Yourself Crafts for Preschoolers, Tweens & Teens along with 24 other talented designers!

This is a fun activity that tweens and teens can create on their own, or spend a few hours getting crafty with the younger kids.

Upcycle a Lucky Shamrock Wreath from Puzzle Pieces Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #upcycle #shamrock #dollartreecraft #kidscraft #lucky

Even More St. Patrick's Day Crafts

For some additional fun look up the history of Shamrocks as they pertain to St. Patrick’s Day on the internet! Check out my Crafting with the Kiddos Dollar Tree Craft Stick Leprechaun Hat a quick and easy project.

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

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

Too busy to make this Dollar Tree Puzzle Piece Shamrock 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.

Dollar Tree Puzzle Shamrock Wreath Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartree #recycled #kids #craft #diy #shamrock #stpatricksday #freepatterns #wreath

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6 thoughts on “Upcycle a Lucky Shamrock Wreath from Puzzle Pieces

    • That is AWESOME, Lauren!

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  • What an adorable shamrock Beth! I love ideas like this one, cute, easy, and not something everyone else will have. Thank you for sharing with Whimsy Home Wednesday.

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    • Thanks a BUNCH, Cara!

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    • Thanks, Heather! I love upcycling in my craft projects!

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