Saint Patrick’s Day is definitely one of the most famous holidays around. It’s a time of hope and good luck, having fun and partying, and spending time with family. For those of you who want to spend less time decorating and more time celebrating, we’ve gathered 10 DIY ideas that will still give you a great celebration!
Easy To Make Paper Clover Ornaments
The clover is one of the most well-known symbols of good luck. Here’s a very simple way to make paper clovers that provide a light touch to the room. You can also stick two halves together and give it to someone to let him or her know, “I’m lucky to have you.”
Shamrock Mason Jars
It’s no surprise Mason Jars have several different utilities after they’re empty - such as these easy meal preps. So there’s also the option to decorate them in full St. Patrick’s Day style. Mom 4 Real has a really interesting tutorial for shamrock decorations on the jars. And they look beautiful! Just remember to let the paint dry for at least 24 hours before putting anything inside.
For all the dog lovers out there, this is a good opportunity to flood your social network feeds with cute St. Patrick’s Day pictures. All you are going to need is:
- Piece of felt
- Self stick gems
- Double sided tape
To assemble it all, use the sheet of felt shaped like a collar and put the adhesive gems on the edges forming paws. Lastly, use a small piece of the tape to hold the collar together.
If you’re not convinced about dressing your pet up for St. Patrick’s Day, take a look at these adorable ready-to-go companions.
Leprechaun Hat S’mores
It's impossible to talk about celebrations without talking about the food. There are so many delicious and fun options that it's hard to chose a favorite one! Here we’ve selected for you the Leprechaun Hat S’mores - a great option for dessert. It's a pretty simple, low-stress dessert that all your guests will love. You can find an easy-to-follow recipe with photos at The Cake Blog.
If you’re looking for a salty snack, or something a bit healthier to fit your lifestyle, take a look at these party food recipes.
Quick Treat Bags
Here's another food option your guests will love! After all, who doesn't love getting a party favor? Hoosier Homemade gives a few ideas and printable options, just keep in mind that the intention is to use green stuff. Be creative!
Get The Kids To Join In
St. Patrick’s day can also be family time! Gather your children and their friends to have a DIY party and make some fabulous crafts, such as this amazing 3D end of the rainbow pot of gold. Crafty Morning shows you how to make it with only a few materials:
- Red, white, blue, green, yellow, purple, orange and black pieces of paper
- Pennies (or glitter, as an alternative option)
Another enjoyable and still rainbow-themed option is to finger paint the colors instead of using colored paper. Also adding some clovers for extra decoration. It might even be more fun!
Let’s Not Forget About Beverages
With all those food recipes, there’s a possibility you’re wondering what kind of recipe you could do to enjoy a delicious thematic drink. Well, worry no more! Here are the ingredients you will need to make a sour cocktail:
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- ½ tablespoon lemon juice
- ¼ cup simple syrup
- 2 ounces Irish whiskey
- 1 drop of green food coloring
- Lime wedges for decoration
Mix all the ingredients and filter over ice pouring in a glass of your preference. Drink it cold!
St. Patrick’s Day Decoration For Plants
There are already several reasons why you should have more houseplants, and with spring in the air, it’s also enough motive for trying out these magic vases decor idea. To design them, you’ll need only Puffy Paint and Green Spray Paint. Puffy Paint is very easy to manipulate, and some ideas of drawing you can make: clovers, leprechaun hats, pots of gold, and you can write the word “lucky”. If you have bigger jars, there are a few sayings based on St. Paddy’s which you can write down too.
Easy Balloon Decoration
Balloons are always a safe choice, however, instead of just setting up green balloons, try and find heart-shaped ones. That way you can tie two pairs of them together in order to make a balloon shamrock. Find a more detailed explanation at Bloglovin’.
Simple Shamrock Garland
These ones couldn’t be easier to make:
- Cut shamrock shapes from green cardboard (or find a printable model online)
- Use a puncher to make small holes on the top leaf
- Pass a thread through the holes leaving about ½ inch space between each shamrock
And you’re done!
Since you're reading this article, you’re probably a big fan of St. Patrick’s Day. Now that you know these amazing DIY ideas are out there, how will you enjoy them? Make sure to like our Facebook page and tell us which ones you liked best!