★ Homemade St Patrick's Day Craft Ideas | DIY Home Decorations & Green Themed Projects ★
Celebrate All Things Irish on March 17th, 2015!
Whether you're Irish, part Irish or just pretending, this page will help you celebrate in crafty style!
It's the day of the year when everything turns green in honor of the emerald isles and St Patrick, and these global festivities provide a great opportunity to DIY your own home décor, party favors, jewelry and much more.
On this page I've listed lots of decoration tutorials plus ideas for things for kids to make and instructions showing how to make a quick shamrock garland.
I hope you find this page useful :)
Shamrock Window Decoration
Green Craft Products & Home Decorations
St Patrick's Day is celebrated in many different countries around the world and is often symbolized simply with the color green. It falls on March 17th and was created to celebrate the most recognized patron saint of Ireland; St. Patrick.
With regards to decorations and crafts to help celebrate the day, green is obviously the main color used, along with the traditional shamrock symbol and the 3 colors of the Irish flag; orange, white and green. Anything to do with leprechauns (mischievous characters from Irish folklore) are also popular, with rainbows, pots of gold, lucky charms and leprechauns themselves often being used in imagery.
The DIY options are almost endless and include table settings, garlands, t-shirts and other wearables, plus if you have kids then it's great to get them involved in the crafts and preparations.
May the luck o' the Irish be with you!
Punched Card Garlands
Homemade St Patty's Day Crafts
- Moss Shamrock Wreath
Elegant moss covered wreath for your door.
- Bleached St Patty's Day Top
How to bleach a shamrock design onto a dark tank top.
- Shamrock Crystals
Form your own sparkling crystals on pipe cleaner shapes.
- Shamrock Eraser Stamps
Carve tiny stamps out of pencil erasers.
- 3D Honeycomb Shamrocks
Easy to make and they make an impact as hanging ornaments.
- Leprechaun Fairy Door
I think this is such an adorable idea to entertain kids.
- Easy Wall Décor
Folded paper shamrocks to stick on your walls.
- Lucky Charm Cards
Greeting card with an embroidery message.
- Paint Chip Inspired Canvas
Smart and classy piece of St Patrick's day art.
Shamrock Napkin Rings
Fun & Easy Things for Kids to Make
- Split Pea Shamrocks
Easy glueing exercise for children.
- 77 Crafts & Activities
A huge variety of DIY toys, science experiments and more.
- Patrick's Day Ideas
22 projects including clay pot leprechauns and planters.
- Rainbow Rice
Make vibrantly colored rice for a calm kid's activity.
- DIY Holiday Hats
Simple shamrock hats made from paper plates.
- Tulle Ruffle Wreaths
Classy decoration made with strips of green tulle fabric.
- Paper Leprechaun Hats
With glittery gold buckles.
- Leprechaun Beard Printable
Dress up with a fun ginger bead!
- Eggshell Wheat Grass
Fun seed planting exercise with a shamrock embellishment.
- Clover Leaf Window Craft
Create a transparent window decoration with foraged leaves.
- Lucky Crown of Clover
Use natural materials to make a crown hat.
- Leprechaun Hat Headband & Mug
Stylish mini top hat headband plus an amusing mug design.
- Themed Mobile
Little hanging decoration with various Irish symbols included.
Felt Rainbow Brooch
Home Decor Projects & More
- Geometric Shamrock Garland
A more modern style of bunting.
- Leprechaun Gold Necklace
Sweet jewelry pendant made with a tiny vial and gold flakes.
- Shamrock Barette
A very quick way to make a wool 4-leaf clover.
- Homemade Rag Wreath
Made with various types of green fabric scraps.
- Leprechaun Trap
Funny idea to trap leprechauns in a shoebox!
- Crepe Paper Streamers
Completed in just a few folds and cuts.
- Traditional Boutonniere
Subtle shamrock for men or women to wear.
- Ombre Specimen Art
Framed arrangement of paint chip shamrocks.
- DIY Tassel Garland
Eye-catching garland made from embroidery floss.
- Striped Candy Poppers
Cute treats containing gold coins and moss.
- Hanging Shamrocks
Double layer shamrock shapes made from paper.
How to Make a Leprechaun Themed Wreath - Made From Fabric Scraps
DIYs Including Jewelry & Wearables
- Handmade Lucky Charms Bracelet
Lucky Charm cereal marshmallows preserved in glue and used as charms.
- St Patrick's Day Banner
Using a clever backing of vintage Irish maps for the flags.
- DIY Pom-Pom Shoe Clips
Get into the spirit of things by wearing these all day!
- Clover Weave Card
Use easy paper weaving techniques to form a greeting card.
- Lucky Clover Pendant
Embed a clover leaf in a bezel necklace setting.
- Boy's Costume Necktie
A quick burlap tie for St Patrick's day celebrations.
- Embroidered Lavender Sachets
Lovely scented sachets with an embroidered shamrock.
- Love Baby Onesie
Cute stencilled and appliquéd baby outfit.
How to Make a Shamrock Garland
(Image credit: me)
What you will need:
* A4 green thin card (or if you don't have card you can use paper)
The amount of card you need depends on how big you want to make your shamrocks, and how long you want your garland to be. I will be providing instructions for making one shamrock measuring approx. 3" high.
* Hole punch, awl or other tool to make a hole in card
* Glue stick and/or stapler
- Cut 2 1" wide strips from the length of the A4 card sheet, so each strip measures 1" x 11 5/8".
- Cut each strip in half to make 4 shorter strips.
- Fold 3 of the strips in half.
- Curl the 2 ends of each of these folded strips inwards (as shown in the diagram above) to make a heart shape. Secure the ends together in this shape using glue and/or staples. You will now have the 3 hart-shaped shamrock leaves.
- Cut the final card strip down to a length of 5". Make valley folds (fold upwards) 1/2" from each end. Then make hill folds 1 3/4" from each of the 2 folds you've just made...so you've got 4 folds now at 1/2", 2 1/4", 2 3/4" and 4 1/2" from one end.
- Glue the 1/2" flaps at each end of this strip to the tops of two of the shamrock leaves, as shown in the diagram.
- Glue the other sides of these flaps to the central shamrock leaf. You should now have a shamrock shape.
- Make as many shamrocks as you want to put on your garland.
- When the glue is dry, put 2 small holes in the central shamrock leaf. Make sure the holes are level with each other and, to make things easier, make sure the string you are using for the garland fits snugly through them.
- Feed the string through the holes in all of the shamrocks and you're finished!
If you need to glue the shamrocks in their place on the string, you can do that as the last step.