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★ Homemade St Patrick's Day Craft Ideas | DIY Home Decorations & Green Themed Projects ★

Updated on January 31, 2015
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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

Get the kids involved in decorating!
Get the kids involved in decorating! | Source

An Introduction

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

You can make pretty garlands like this by simply using a punch to cut out shapes in thin card/paper (or cut them out individually) and sewing straight through them with a sewing machine, leaving a gap between each.
You can make pretty garlands like this by simply using a punch to cut out shapes in thin card/paper (or cut them out individually) and sewing straight through them with a sewing machine, leaving a gap between each. | Source

Shamrock Napkin Rings

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Felt Rainbow Brooch

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Clothespin Leprechauns.

These make cute table settings for St. Patrick's Day.
These make cute table settings for St. Patrick's Day. | Source

How to Make a Leprechaun Themed Wreath - Made From Fabric Scraps

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

* String

* Glue stick and/or stapler

* Scissors


- 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.

Felted Sweater Hair Clips

Good idea for recycling old wool sweaters into adorable hair clips.
Good idea for recycling old wool sweaters into adorable hair clips. | Source

Framed Wall Hanging

Photo and craft by Katbaro - Click here for the how-to.

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