Introduction

supplies for St. Patrick's Day rainbow wreath

Gather Supplies

For this project, gather a pencil, some string or twine, scissors, a craft knife, rainbow colored paper, gold glitter paper, foam core, a ruler, double sided tape, and a four leaf clover template.

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Ellen Foord

Gather Supplies

For this project, gather a pencil, some string or twine, scissors, a craft knife, rainbow colored paper, gold glitter paper, foam core, a ruler, double-sided tape and a four-leaf clover template.

Step 1

measuring paper wreath

Measure

To make a 12 inch wreath, measure six inches in from all directions to find the center of the wreath.

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Ellen Foord

Measure

To make a 12-inch wreath, measure six inches in from all directions to find the center of the wreath.

Step 2

drawing circle

Draw Circle

To draw an even circle, make a loop in the string and measure a six inch length. Fit the loop in the string around the pencil. Pressing the opposite end of the string to the center point, swing the pencil around to draw a circle.

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Ellen Foord

Draw Circle

To draw an even circle, make a loop in the string and measure a six inch length. Fit the loop in the string around the pencil. Pressing the opposite end of the string to the center point, swing the pencil around to draw a circle. 

Step 3

cutting circle wreath

Cut Circle

Using the craft knife, cut out the circle.

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Ellen Foord

Cut Circle

Cut the circle out with a craft knife.

Step 4

drawing circle

Draw Another Circle

Shorten the length of the string to four inches and then draw a smaller circle.

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Ellen Foord

Draw Another Circle

Shorten the length of the string to four inches and then draw a smaller circle.

Step 5

wreath shape

Cut Inner Circle

Cut out the inner circle to form the wreath.

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Ellen Foord

Cut Inner Circle

Cut out the inner circle to form the wreath.   

Step 6

strips of color paper

Cut Paper

Cut strips of rainbow colored paper into 1 ½ by 4 inch strips.

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Ellen Foord

Cut Paper

Cut strips of rainbow colored paper into 1-1/2" x 4" strips.

Step 7

multicolor paper strips

Arrange Paper

Lay out the paper strips in a rainbow arrangement to determine the correct spacing.

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Ellen Foord

Arrange Paper

Lay out the paper strips in a rainbow arrangement to determine the correct spacing.

Step 8

taping paper to wreath

Start Taping

Using the double stick tape, affix the red and gold strips at the 12, 3, 6 and 9 positions on a clock face.

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Ellen Foord

Start Taping

Affix the red and gold strips with double-sided tape at the 12, 3, 6 and 9 positions on a clock face.

Step 9

multicolor paper wreath

Attach Paper

One by one, affix each paper strip.

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Ellen Foord

Attach Paper

Affix each paper strip one by one.

Step 10

tracing four leaf clover

Create Clovers

Once the paper strips are affixed, trace 10 four leaf clovers and cut out with scissors.

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Ellen Foord

Create Clovers

Once the paper strips are affixed, trace 10 four-leaf clovers and cut out with scissors.

Step 11

St. Patrick's Day wreath

Attach Clovers

Using the double stick tape, affix the four leaf clover.

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Ellen Foord

Attach Clovers

Affix the four-leaf clovers with double-sided tape. 

Step 12

attaching string hanger to wreath

Attach String

Measure out a length of string and affix to the back of the wreath.

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Ellen Foord

Attach String

Measure out a length of string and affix to the back of the wreath. 

Step 13

rainbow wreath

Hang Wreath

Hang the wreath using the string.

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Ellen Foord

Hang Wreath

Hang the wreath with string.