Cristina Garay of Remodelando la Casa, shows us how to turn a common household object into a perfect St. Patrick’s Day wreath.
PHOTOGRAPHS BY: Remodelando la Casa
WRITTEN BY: Southern Guide to Life
Germantown, MD – Cristina, a mom of two and owner of Remodelando la Casa, doesn’t normally decorate for St. Patrick’s day. But when her daughter kept asking to decorate for the holiday, she did what any mother would do – she decided to decorate.
For the designer, who specializing in creating beautiful and budget friendly projects, this St. Patrick’s Day decor would need to be both special and creatively frugal.
Her inspiration began with clothespins and an embroidery hoop!
What You Will Need:
1 Embroidery Hoop
Green Spray Paint
1) Coat the clothes pins with one coat of green spray paint. Once dry, paint the tops of some of the clothespins white and others light green.
2) Secure strips of the washi tape to the tops of the clothespins and trim to fit.
3) Clip the decorated clothespins around the entire embroidery hoop.
3) Trace small, medium, and large shamrock designs onto the back of green colored paint chips and cut out the design.
4) Cover the smallest paint chip in coordinating washi tape and glue a tiny rhinestone to its center. Secure all three sized of shamrock together and hang in the center of the wreath.
5) Add a wide strip of ribbon to the wreath for hanging.
Spray the clothespins and the embroidery hoop with green spray paint. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Once dry, paint the tops of the clothespins white or light green. Cristina painted some white and some light green.
Secure strips of the washi tape to the tops of the clothespins.
Once the strips have been securely pressed onto the tops of the clothespins, trim the tape to fit. Washi tape is very similar to pretty colored masking tape, so no glue is needed.
Simply clip the finished clothespins onto the embroidery hoop and they will remain in place. Because no glue is used to secure the clothespins to the hoop, the decorated clothespins are completely reusable once the holiday is over.
To create the shamrock hanging in the center of the wreath, Cristina used paint chips in various shades of green. After drawing a basic shamrock design on the back of the paint chip, she cut out the design.
She secured together three sizes of shamrock, in three different shades of green. For the smallest shamrock, she covered the paint chip with extra washi tape and glued a tiny rhinestone in the center. The layered shamrock medallion is secured to the wreath with green thread. A strip of wide green ribbon acts as both a beautiful decoration and a hanging loop.
Photographs by: Cristina Garay, courtesy of Remodelando la Casa.
To see more of Cristina’s beautiful designs visit her website at Remodelando la Casa.