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
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.