I couldn't resist making more rosettes, so I make another shamrock with rosettes. Everything I already had other than the raffia. Each package cost $3, perfect price point for my door.
That story has a happy ending, unfortunately I have another wreath with not so happy ending. This story happens before the previous one. On February 18, my kids didn't have school, and I wanted a St. Patrick's Day wreath. I thought I surely have enough supplies at home to make a wreath. I had bought some Pipe Insulation, for just such an event. I also found an burlap rice sack, and some green felt, what else would I need?! Perfect right? No, I hated the wreath, luckily it was free. Also it turns out foam insulator is a terrible wreath form. Because it has no form! The longer it hangs on the wreath hook, the more oval it gets. I'm done with diy wreath forms, if I want a wreath, I'll get a coupon and go to the craft store. Naturally something this ugly couldn't go on my front door. So I made the raffia wreath. I think if it had a real wreath form, and a different color green felt I wouldn't have hated it.