Upcycle a Lucky Shamrock Wreath from Puzzle Pieces

Ever wonder what to do with puzzles that are missing pieces?  Grab some paint, the kiddos and upcycle a lucky shamrock wreath.  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

 

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

 

 

Here’s how to Upcycle a Puzzle Piece Wreath:

 

 

STEP ONE

 

Gather all supplies and protect your work surface.

 

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

 

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.

 

 

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

 

STEP TWO

 

Download, print, and cut SHAMROCK PUZZLE PIECE WREATH PATTERN  Trace onto chipboard or a recycled cardboard box, then cut outside with scissors and inside with 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 THREE

 

Randomly attach puzzle pieces to shamrock wreath base with the glue gun and glue sticks.

 

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

 

STEP FOUR

 

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.

 

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

 

STEP FIVE

 

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.

 

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

 

Fold the ends into a “Z” pattern and attach to the shamrock wreath with the glue gun and glue sticks.

 

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

 

STEP SIX

 

Measure and cut a twelve-inch length of black and white baker’s twine and glue 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 to the wreath to finish.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

This is a fun activity to create with your tweens and teens.

 

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

 

For some additional fun look up the history of Shamrocks as they pertain to St. Patrick’s Day on the internet!

 

 

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