Monday, March 5, 2012

Welcome Shamrock Wreath

                                         Shamrock History Lesson
Shamrocks have been symbolic of many things over the years. According to legend, the shamrock was a sacred plant to the Druids of Ireland because its leaves formed a triad, and three was a mystical number in the Celtic religion, as in many others. 

St. Patrick used the shamrock in the 5th century to illustrate the doctrine of the Holy Trinity as he introduced Christianity to Ireland.{source and to learn more}

We love celebrating St. Patrick's Day in our family in honor of mother's Irish heritage. So to bring a wee bit of the shamrock luck into our home we took a Dollar Tree shamrock decoration, that we now call a wreath, and Irished it up a bit more to our Irish liking.

We made a double paper rosette from scrap book paper and layered on a glitter shamrock.

 To finish off the rosette shamrock, we tied a shamrock print ribbon round it and hot glued the rosette to the middle of the wreath.

We used some bits of the shamrock print ribbon and tied it on here and their on the wreath. 

To hang the wreath we used a piece of solid green ribbon.

Since this is our spot where we hang our wreaths from season to season, this is where we placed our shamrock wreath. 

"May the luck of the Irish be bestowed upon all who enter our home and gaze upon the lucky shamrock wreath"!

Be inspired, get creative!

Where there is no wood, the fire goes out;
And where there is no talebearer, strife ceases.
Proverbs 26:20
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  1. This is such a great idea! I would love for you to Link up at my Linky Party via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  2. So festive!! I had no idea about the history behind the shamrock, too!! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  3. Very nice! Love having the added little history lesson! Thank you for sharing at Uncommon! Bonnie :)

  4. Super festive and adorable. LOVE this. Thanks for linking up this week!

  5. Wonderful and festive! This would be perfect for my front door next year, thanks for sharing, pinnin it!!! found you at Crafty, Scrappy, Happy Me Thursday