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 Dollar Tree Puzzle to create a Wreath
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Here’s what you need to make a Lucky Shamrock Wreath:
- Puzzle, 100 Piece – Dollar Tree
- Washable Markers – Dollar Tree
- Baker’s Twine, Black and White – Dollar Tree
- Americana Acrylics by DecoArt® – Green Tree, Festive Green, Kelly Green, and Holly Green
- Cardstock – White, 1” by 11” Rectangle
- Chipboard (think recycled cereal or cracker boxes)
- Newspaper or Freezer Paper (to protect work surface)
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Craft Knife
- Self-Healing Mat
- Paper Trimmer
- SHAMROCK WREATH PATTERN – download below ⇓
Here’s how to Upcycle a Puzzle Piece Wreath:
Gather all supplies and protect your work surface.
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.
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.
Randomly attach puzzle pieces to shamrock wreath base with the glue gun and glue sticks.
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.
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.
Fold the ends into a “Z” pattern and attach to the shamrock wreath with the glue gun and glue sticks.
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.
Upcycle a Shamrock Wreath with Dollar Tree supplies in just about 30 minutes!
This is a fun activity to create with your tweens and teens.
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 post Dollar Tree Craft Stick Leprechaun Hat a quick and easy project.
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