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A St. Patrick’s Day Wreath for Under $10

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I know. I know. St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow and uh, yeah, I’m just barely getting around to decorating. (’cause I’m cool like that. :-) About a month ago, I had great intentions, when I saw this awesome split pea wreath on pinterest and decided that I definitely needed to make one for my entryway. So I ran out and bought all the stuff I needed and then it sat on my counter for a few weeks until 2 days ago when I decided that it HAD to be finished! Oh well…at least I’m trying. ha ha.

So here is what you need: 

2 or 3 bags of split peas (I think I paid $1.25 ea)

1 Wreath base (purchased at Hobby Lobby with 40% off coupon for about $2.40)

2 bottles of Elmer’s glue (I ran out and had to run back for more…it takes a lot…each bottle was about $1.50)

Then all you do is glue, glue, glue. And when your hands get sticky and you get tired you just hand it over to your 5 year old and let her glue, glue. glue. I was very VERY happy for her help. I might not have finished without her. :-)

I had to take a couple breaks, and let it dry for a few hours and then start again. Overall it didn’t take that much time, but it sure was messy! After we got all of the split peas glued on and let them completely dry, I made a mixture of 50% water/50% glue and covered the whole thing with a nice layer of it so that the peas wouldn’t fall off when it was hanging up.

Didn’t it turn out cute!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everybody!!! ;-)

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  1. Nice craft. I want to make it too. It looks easy to make it.

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  2. Really a good craft. Love to prepare it for myself. :) This is really something creative.
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