17 St. Patrick's Day Crafts and Decorations
Feeling lucky? It could be the luck of the Irish. After all, everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day. On March 17, there's much to do from cooking corned beef and cabbage and donning your finest green attire to raising a glass in honor of Irish pride. You can (and should!) also make and decorate as part of the festivities. We have ideas for any style of occasion.
Hosting friends and family? Gather together for a St. Patrick's Day lunch of healthy greens with elegantly folded four-leaf clover napkins. Or, if you're really feeling the gold and green spirit, see the cocktail party we hosted in a lush greenhouse with balloons galore. (It's happy hour inspiration beyond the green-colored beer.)
Have a group of wee ones? Round them up for a kid-friendly crafternoon. Our St. Patrick's Day crafts are simple, fun activities sure to put a smile on your children's faces—catch a leprechaun with a homemade trap, follow a magical set of footsteps to one pot of gold, or make it a treasure hunt to find and collect surprise balls... then, unravel the crepe paper to see the tiny lucky tokens hidden inside.
Don't forget those who live near or far. Our gilded paper wreath offers a cheerful welcome to guests at the front door. Fresh spring flowers and clover can be gathered into a showstopping arrangement. And anyone would love to receive a lucky four-leaf clover card in the mail. However you choose to celebrate, make it special by channeling your inner Irishwoman (or man!) and embrace the kelly green.
Lucky Leprechaun Trap
The lore of the leprechaun has been passed down for centuries. The legend goes that these pesky little troublemakers are notorious for causing mischief the night before St. Patrick's Day. Fortunately, there's a way to fight back. Our simple-to-create leprechaun trap will help you and your family capture one—or at the very least, receive a few gold chocolate coins for your trouble.
Leprechaun Hat Accessory
Wearing green is a given on St. Patrick's Day. This year, craft a dapper little top hat of your own and channel your inner leprechaun: a heart-shaped paper punch produces the cutouts that, when arranged on a paper stem with tape, forms a shamrock shape.
Paper Clover Wreath
The traditionally lucky four-leaf clover may be hard to find, but this wreath promises an abundance of them!
Four-Leaf Clover Napkin Fold
A folded napkin can serve double duty at the table: as clever décor and practical use. If you're hosting a St. Patrick's Day feast of hearty corned beef and cabbage, greens, or sweet treats, greet your guests with a clover-inspired napkin.
Lucky Charm Bracelets
Personalize your holiday look with some leather cord and a little charm. Perfect as party favors (or a cute accessory for yourself), these simple bracelets are a cinch to make. Simply slide the knots together or apart to adjust the fit.
Rainbow Balloon Arch
Lead the way to pots of gold (and your St. Patrick's Day party!) with this colorful décor idea. Plus, it's the prettiest backdrop for photos.
Green Flower Arrangement
Though it is the quintessential color of spring, somehow green only seems to make it into a bouquet incidentally, through a stem or a leaf. Bring in the beginnings of spring with a lively arrangement of greens, considering green tulips, chartreuse gladioli, and lady's mantle. The small vase holds a bouquet of green hydrangeas; behind it is a mix of euphorbias, hydrangeas, and bells of Ireland.