How to Make Your Own Patrick's Day Wreath or Mask

Patrick’s Day is just around the corner so make sure your house and your head are both looking festive with this fun craft that can be used as a mask or a door decoration.

make your own leprechaun hat

What You Need to Make Your Own Patrick's Day Wreath or Mask:

make your own leprechaun hat

 

  • Orange tulle or fabric
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Paintbrush
  • Poster paint
  • Pritt stick
  • Palette
  • Cardboard

Step 1

 

make your own leprechaun hat

Draw out the following shapes on the cardboard and cut them out. These shapes make up the buckle, the hat and the beard.

Step 2

make your own leprechaun hat

make your own leprechaun hat

Mix your poster paints. We suggest you use green, dark yellow (made up of yellow and black), orange and black. Now paint the cardboard and leave it to dry.

Step 3

 

make your own leprechaun hat

Cut 30-40 piece of tulle or webbing. The pieces should be 2 inches x 4 inches.

Take the rim of the hat and some glue.

make your own leprechaun hat

Starting from the edge, fold over a piece and the glue it to the circle shape. Repeat this until you have gone all the way round once.

Now go around one more time, moving inwards this time.

make your own leprechaun hat

You should have enough tulle to go around four times to give a full beard effect.

Step 4

make your own leprechaun hat

Cut out a shamrock shape and cover one side with Pritt Stick and pour green glitter over it.

Shake off the loose glitter and leave to dry.

Step 5

make your own leprechaun hat

Glue the beard to the hat rim and leave to dry.

Tip: If you are using it as a mask you can staple on an elastic headband to keep it in place.

Wear your mask on St Patrick’s Day or hang it on your door. Enjoy!