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St. Patrick's Day

Explore 50 recipes, 15 projects, 10 articles, 10 galleries, 42 videos, and more

Recipe for Irish Soda Bread

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How to Make Clover Coasters

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Shamrock Straw Toppers

Steps:4
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Coloring Carnations

Steps:2
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Party flowers
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Resin-Casted Clover Coasters

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For a fun way to decorate for St. Patrick's Day, try making these charming clover coasters.
Materials
  • Castin' Craft 3-by-3-inch reusable resin mold
  • Mold-release spray
  • Card stock
  • Decorative paper
  • Clover craft punch
  • Ladybug craft punch
  • EasyCast clear casting epoxy resin
  • Plastic resin mixing cup
  • Wooden skewers
  • Glitter
  • Fine-grit sandpaper
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive felt or cork
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Shamrock Potato Print

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Here's a quick way to add a bit of Irish spirit to a St. Patrick's Day meal: green shamrocks made with rustic potato prints. This project can be started and finished while a stew is simmering in an oven, so consider printing these cheerful good-luck symbols on napkins, place mats made from masking paper, and place cards.
Materials
  • Potatoes
  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • Scalloping scissors
  • Paring knife
  • Masking paper (available at auto-supply stores)
  • Green ink pad
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Shamrock Boutonnieres

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Saint Patrick would have approved of these little green accessories. According to popular legend, the fifth-century Christian missionary to "heathen" Ireland used a three-leaf clover to explain the Trinity. The shamrock later became the Irish national emblem, proudly worn on Saint Patrick's Day (March 17) to honor the Emerald Isle and its patron saint. This year, add a personal touch: Wear shamrocks of your own design.
Materials
  • Cotton fabric in a mix of green solids and patterns
  • Waxed paper
  • Paintbrush
  • Liquid starch
  • Iron
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Floral wire
  • Craft glue
  • Green ribbon
  • Corsage pins
  • Shamrock template
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Clover Hair Pin

Steps:7
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Personalized Postcards

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Embossed Holiday Cards

Steps:3
Take your projects to a new level by learning a technique called embossing. Embossing is a technique used to create a raised, or 3-dimensional, image on a piece of paper. You can emboss store-bought stationery or cards, or you can make your own from card stock.
Materials
  • Paper, from Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Rubber stamps, from Martha Stewart Crafts
  • Embossing powder
  • Embossing pad
  • Heat gun
  • Compressed air (optional)
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