Create this fun St Patricks Day wreath inspired by Lucky Charms and Third Eye Blind. You need a wood circle, craft foam, and a Cricut Maker.
Inspiration strikes at the oddest times. This St Patricks Day door hanger came to me while I was grocery shopping. I was in the cereal aisle and Semi-Charmed Kinda Life by Third Eye Blind started playing. My eyes landed on the Lucky Charms and boom. The idea for this fun wreath was formed!
This fun St Patricks Day wreath was inspired by Lucky Charms cereal and a Third Eye Blind song. It has a beautiful rainbow background, a clever phrase, and craft foam shapes.
How to Make This Lucky Charms-Inspired St. Patricks Day Wreath
Supplies You’ll Need
- 18″ Wooden Circle
- Cricut Maker
- Acrylic Paint: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, and White
- Craft paint brushes
- Black permanent vinyl
- Transfer Tape
- 9×12 sheets of craft foam in pastel colors: Pink, Gold, Yellow, Blue, Purple, Green
- Cricut Knife Blade
- Craft glue
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St Patricks Day Wreath Tutorial
This fun St Patricks Day wreath is easy to make, especially with a Cricut to cut your foam Lucky Charms shapes! The Cricut Maker, Explore, and Maker 3 all cut craft foam! Use a deep-point blade or knife blade for clean cuts.
But before you cut anything, you need to paint the rainbow!
Paint The Rainbow
Use acrylic craft paint for the rainbow. I actually used the marshmallows out of a box of Lucky Charms cereal for color reference. Add white paint to mute down all of the colors. Then they look more like the marshmallows in the cereal!
Use a pencil to outline a rainbow on a larger 18″ wooden circle hanger. The rainbow needs 6 sections for the 6 basic colors of the rainbow. We’re only doing purple instead of indigo and violet! The rainbow should start on the lower left-hand side of the circle. At about 7 o’clock if it was a clock face. Then it wraps around the circle to 2 o’clock. Use a compass to draw out the rainbow.
How to Make a DIY Compass
First, mark the center of the wooden circle. Next, draw a straight diagonal line across 7 o’clock using a ruler. Mark every 2 inches along that line.
Then draw a straight horizontal line around the 2 o’clock section of the clock. Mark every two inches along that line.
Use a piece of tape, or a tack, to secure a piece of string to the center of the circle. Wrap the other end of the string around a pencil. Place the pencil at the first mark on the 7 o’clock line. Tighten the string and hold it in place. Then draw a curve using the string as a guide to the horizontal line on the other side of the circle.
Repeat this for each curve. The rainbow may not be precisely perfect. But it was way better than freehanding it for me!
Then paint in each section of the rainbow! Start with red, yellow, and blue. Then once they dry paint in orange, green, and purple. After everything is dry, add the Cricut designs.
Create the St Patricks Day Wreath Design in Cricut Design Space
First, download the “Lucky Charmed Kind of Life” phrase here. The Lucky Charmed words are attached together so their position won’t change. I cut my phrase out on black vinyl, but you can use any color you prefer. Click “Make It” in the upper right-hand corner.
Cutting Vinyl with the Cricut Maker
A pop-up will appear asking “How will you load all of your materials for this project?” Select “On Mat” because the vinyl is attached to a mat. Next, select the material Vinyl.
Add the vinyl to a light grip mat. Press the flashing arrows button on the Cricut Maker to load the vinyl. Then, press the flashing “C” icon.
Once the shapes have finished cutting, press the arrows button to unload the mat from your machine. Remove, or weed, the excess vinyl off of your design. You may need to use a weeding tool to remove the excess vinyl inside some of the letters. Use transfer tape to transfer the design to your wreath.
How to Use Transfer Tape
Cut a piece of transfer taper to match the size of the words “Lucky Charmed.” Carefully peel off the transfer tape backing as you adhere the tape to your design. Use a scraper tool to firmly press the design into the transfer tape. Then slowly peel the transfer tape up with the vinyl attached. If some spots don’t peel, bring the tape back over that section and press it firmly into the vinyl with your fingernail.
Line up the design on your wreath. The tops of the letters “u-c-k-y” should line up with the bottom of the rainbow. Firmly press the transfer tape and vinyl onto the wood surface. Then slowly peel away the transfer tape.
Repeat this process for the “kind of life” design. Align that design just below the “h” in charmed.
Next, download the Lucky Charms items SVG. Each shape is its own project because they will be cut from different colors of craft foam. Here are the shapes and their coordinating craft foam colors:
- Hearts – Pink
- Stars – Yellow
- Horseshoes – Purple
- Clovers – Green
- Moons – Blue
- Pots of Gold – Golden yellow
Adjust the shapes to your desired size. Mine are 4 inches wide. I fit 4 shapes on each sheet of craft foam. Once the shapes are sized correctly, click “Make It” in the upper right-hand corner.
Cutting Craft Foam with the Cricut Maker
A pop-up will appear asking “How will you load all of your materials for this project?” Select “On Mat” because the craft foam is attached to a mat. Then change the size of the material. On the left-hand side of the screen select the “Material Size” dropdown menu. Select 9 in x12 in.
Next, select the material. Click “Browse All Materials.” Search for the Craft Foam option. Favorite the material for easy access!
To switch out the cutting blade, select “Edit Tools.” Then, under “Tool Options” select Knife Blade. Load the Knife Blade into your machine.
Add the craft foam to a light grip mat. Press the flashing arrows button on the Cricut Maker to load the mat and foam. Then, press the flashing “C” icon.
Once the shapes have finished cutting, press the arrows button to unload the mat from your machine. Peel the foam off your mat.
Repeat until all of the shapes are cut.
Adding the Lucky Charms to Your St Patricks Day Wreath
Arrange the “Lucky Charms” along the bottom of the wooden circle and up the rainbow. I used a box of Lucky Charms cereal for reference! Arrange the shapes in a single layer, or stack them on top of each other as I did.
Then attach the foam shapes to the wood using craft glue. I used Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft glue. Allow at least an hour to two hours for drying time before hanging this festive St Patricks Day wreath.
I’m seriously obsessed with how this project turned out! It’s a festive blend of pop culture and St Patricks Day spirit!