Hidden Mickey Clover Wreath + Printable

St Patrick’s Day Paper Wreath Tutorial

St. Patricks's Day DIY Craft - Hidden Mickey Wreath and Printable

It’s that time of year again when thoughts of the Irish come to mind.  Now you may or may not celebrate St. Patrick’s Day but there is something wonderful about all that green and how it bring to mind thoughts of spring.

One way to bring the green indoors is to create a wreath of 3-leaf and 4-leaf clover.  To add a bit of magic let’s add a Mickey clover to the mix.

This project can be done with paper, felt, or any other medium you would like to use.  In this case I am using paper because it is what I had laying around.

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Step 1 : Make Lots and Lots of Clover

For the normal 3 and 4-leaf clover you have a couple of options .  You can use a paper punch, a Cricut Explore™ or Silhouette Cameo, or cut them out by hand.  I suggest the first two options but if you have to cut them out by hand I have included a printable for that.

Hint: If you want to make your own using a personal cutter you can create clovers using 3-4 hearts and a comma to make the stem.  Just merge them together and you have a clover.

For the Mickey head 3 and 4-leaf clovers I have included two FREE printables that you can cut them out by hand.  Click on the image below to learn more.

Mickey Clover Printables

I have included Mickey head 3 and 4-leaf clovers so you can cut them out by hand.  One has the large clovers (click here for large clovers) and one has the small one (click here for small clovers).  You can use your printer settings to vary the sizes as you like.


Step 2 : Put All That Clover on a Wreath

 

You can use a pre-made wreath or cut our a large circle of your own.

In this example a circle was cut from three 12″ pieces of green card stock.  Three circles were glued together to make the circle strong enough to hold all the clover.

Hidden Mickey Wreath

Hint: To make the clover look a bit more realistic try:

1) Use multiple shades of green – here three different green cardstocks were used to make it look like a field of clover.

2) Use different clover – All clovers are not the same.  Try using 3 and 4 leaf clovers.  Reverse the images.  Make different sizes.  The printables included in this post have varying sizes and orientations to help you get started.

3) Distress the edges of the clover  – This makes the edges of the clover look unique and stand a part from the clover next to it.  This can be done by just rubbing the edge of the clover on an ink pad.  You could also just use a marker to get the same effect.  Browns distress inks are best but feel free to try something else.

4) Fold the leaves a bit – By just folding the leave up a bit the clover looks alive.  Just a bit will go a long way.

Now that you have all you clover ready to go just adhere the clover to the wreath with just a dab of glue in the center.  Mix and match colors, rotate, and fold up the clover as you go along.  Make it messy.

And remember to add a Mickey Head clover in every now and again.



Step 3 : Add The Finishing Touches

 

This is where you make the wreath your own.  In this example a bow was also cut out of paper and added to the bottom and a larger Mickey Head clover was added to the center of the wreath.

Tie on a string to hang it from and you are done.

This is just a place for you to start.  Let you imagination take over.  I can see this also being done with felt or even artificial clover.  You can also use a florist’s wreath to get more dimension.

Have fun and then make it a game for your kids to find the Mickey Head Clover.  So don’t make it easy for them!!

And have a wonderful St Patrick’s Day and the luck of the Irish be with you.

MarySignature1

Hidden Mickey Wreath

By |2017-10-12T12:43:37+00:00March 2nd, 2016|

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27 Comments

  1. HouseholdHeroMC March 5, 2014 at 7:37 am - Reply

    Love this!  Pinned it.  My son will have so much fun making it.  As a former Cast Member I can appreciate hidden Mickey’s

  2. CapMagicalMem March 5, 2014 at 8:00 am - Reply

    HouseholdHeroMC Great!  I guess you could appreciate it and also know of some Hidden Mickey’s I do not.  What area did you work?

  3. SnyMed March 5, 2014 at 9:38 am - Reply

    How cute to have a “Hidden Mickey” in the clover wreath!  It is so clever, that you really have to look for it.  I bet that my kids would notice, though, as they’re very observant.

  4. MamaAsh77 March 5, 2014 at 10:08 am - Reply

    That is so pretty! I love the hidden Mickey. Great idea and craft.

  5. kungphoo1 March 5, 2014 at 10:20 am - Reply

    pretty cool idea.. i can tell my daughter and she can tell her teacher.. it looks fun

  6. knickgirl March 5, 2014 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    That is so cute. Love the little hidden mickey mouse ears.

  7. OhayoOkasan March 5, 2014 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    That is so cute! I don’t really make or use wreaths but I wonder if the kids would like it if I did.. hmm…

  8. HouseholdHeroMC March 5, 2014 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    CapMagicalMem I worked in the office in Celebration handling Youth and Leisure  group events!

  9. mommyonlyhs2hds March 5, 2014 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    Oh I didn’t recognize the hidden mickey clover at first. So cool! What a great project!

  10. craftdictator March 5, 2014 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    This is so precious!  I love the hidden mickeys!

  11. WomanTribune March 5, 2014 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    That wreath is just SO cool! You did a really great job on it, and the bow at the bottom, which takes on the same shape of the Mickey Head clover.

  12. KennethAgudo March 6, 2014 at 4:59 am - Reply

    Wow it is really pretty and pleasing to the eyes. Clover = luck . Great design and creativity. This would be a nice school art project.

  13. petroneagu March 6, 2014 at 11:37 am - Reply

    It looks absolutely magnificent. I love it, I’d be so happy to have my house “dressed up” with one 🙂

  14. Mama to 5 March 6, 2014 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    that is SO adorable, love this concept!

  15. celebviplounge March 6, 2014 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    That is so cute.  I would love to try this out with my kiddos.

  16. harlowjessica March 7, 2014 at 11:57 am - Reply

    This is adorable! I love the hidden Mickey theme! And, you’re right, even if you’re not Irish, the celebration of green for spring is where it’s at!

  17. VirginiaHiggins March 7, 2014 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    Now that is a super cute St Patricks Day wreath!  Of course, it could be used all spring, too!

  18. ohMariana March 7, 2014 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    This wreath is really cute! A great way to show your #DisneySide 🙂

  19. CapMagicalMem March 8, 2014 at 5:06 am - Reply

    KennethAgudo  Good point! Kids could work together putting it together and learning the differences between clover and shamrock (I did while doing this project).

  20. CapMagicalMem March 8, 2014 at 5:07 am - Reply

    SnyMed  I hid 4 in mine.  They are pretty easy to get but you could make it really hard if you wanted.

  21. dedastudios March 8, 2014 at 5:18 am - Reply

    Very cute St Patty Mickey Wreath!  Mickey clovers are priceless!

  22. Hiltonattorney March 9, 2014 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    Love this idea! So creative and cute!

  23. CyndieNorell March 9, 2014 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    I am going to try and make this!  It is so cute.

  24. HeidiPortzlineStrawser March 10, 2014 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    What an adorable idea!  I love it!

  25. MommaTBlog March 16, 2014 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    What a cute idea! I’m sure Disney enthusiasts would be all over this! My sister-in-law is actually a huge Mickey Mouse Fan, I’m definitely going to share with her!

  26. Nicole Brady March 23, 2014 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    What an adorable idea! I’ve seen hidden Mickey in all kinds of places but never as part of a clover.

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