Upcycle a Lucky Shamrock Wreath From Puzzle Pieces

16 Materials
$10
30 Minutes
Easy

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!

Gather all supplies and protect your work surface. Freezer paper makes a great, inexpensive cover for 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.

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.

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  • William William on Mar 08, 2021

    Very lovely. This idea can be used for other occasions too.

  • Mary McDonald Mary McDonald on Mar 15, 2021

    Haha! At first I thought, ‘how on earth is she going to put this puzzle back together if everything’s green?’ 😊

    PS. My brother was born on St. Patrick’s Day but my very Scottish family would have none of that. They named him Joseph, lol!

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