Listen to God's voice at the foot of the crucifix." ~St. Gaspar del Bufaro~

Friday, March 18, 2011

Lenten and St. Patrick Liturgical Wreaths

These are two liturgical wreath ideas for Lent and St. Patrick's Day!
For the Lenten wreath, I spray painted a Dollar Tree wreath (purple) and wrapped it in sheer purple ribbon, representing the colors of Lent...
These materials were all found at the Dollar Tree, including the faux barbed wire. (Bought at Halloween)  I thought this was a good representation of the crown of thorns.
I used hot glue to attach the faux crown of thorns and also to attach Christ crucified to the top.
Finally, I added white lilies, representing St. Joseph~The Month Of March is dedicated to St. Joseph.  I also liked the Easter eggs attached, representing new life after the resurrection...This seemed to tie it all together.  The silk lilies and eggs come in a bunch at the Dollar Tree too!  Since I had the crucifix and spray paint on hand, this wreath's cost was a mere $3.00.
Praying your Lenten Season is abundant in grace and love!

How about a St Patrick's Day wreath? (Maybe for next year!)
Since St. Patrick's Day fell during Lent this year,  I converted a secular St. Patrick's Day wreath into a liturgical wreath, with 1 easy step...Mod Podge and an image of St. Patrick!
I started with this grapevine wreath and added some foam glitter shamrocks with hot glue, representing the way that St. Patrick taught us about the trinity.  I think I bought these and the large bow from the Dollar Tree at one time.?
Then I added this image to the center, found at this link.  I reduced it to 30% and glued it on with a little Mod Podge.  Voila...A St. Patrick liturgical wreath!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!


  1. Tiffany, you have the best Dollar Tree store in the world. My dollar tree store has nothing like this -- ever. Anyway, you've got the crafter's/decorator's eye to see something and envision it into something wonderful! I love your wreaths. thanks for sharing.

  2. I agree with Gardenia, I can never find this stuff at our Dollar Tree ~ and we have more than one! Anyway, I love your frugal decorating ideas, good work :)

  3. Dear Tiffany,
    I love how you can do these wonderful wreaths.
    You do an exceptional job.
    Hope you had a great day
    ps. I too can't find these cheap finds. You are lucky

  4. Tiffany,

    I love love love your wreaths. So beautiful. I will definitely be adding a St. Patrick's Wreath next year even if it's for a week. lol =)
    Thank you again for all your blessings!


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