I love decorating for St. Patrick’s Day. I am Irish by marriage (which happens to make you legit in the Irish book). What I don’t love is spending lots of money, having the same decor as everyone else, or worst yet, tacky decor. I’m all for having my kids’ art around, but a little sophistication is nice too.
Today I am going to share with you some of my favorites that I have found. I’ve included upcycled decor, nature inspired decor and fun kids crafts (most of which use recycled materials).
Upcycled St. Patrick’s Day Decor
A “We’re a wee bit Irish” pallet sign using lucky horseshoes. You can find the tutorial on Fyne’s Designs.
A ribbon remnant garland is a great way to use up scraps of green ribbon. You could even change the colors to fit with different holidays. You can buy one on Etsy or make one yourself.
Do you need to give your table tops a little St. Patrick’s Day flair? Furnish Burnish is loaded with ideas.
Tissue paper and votives are a masterpiece in the making. A gentle green glow for very little cost or time. See the tutorial at Mess for Less.
Nature Inspired Decor
Nothing is cuter than little shamrocks growing from a shamrock teacup. If you can’t find a shamrock teacup, I bet any cup in white or green would be darling.
It’s My Life, Storm has a twig vase that she decorates for every holiday. You can see her St. Patrick’s Day version (complete with hanging shamrocks, candy, and garland) here.
Are looking for understated decor? This moss wreath by Amy Vowles is just the thing. Very earthy and easy to make.
St. Patrick’s Day Kid’s Crafts
Do you have a bunch of small tupperwares hanging around? Why not turn them into little leprechaun hats. This craft is perfect for little ones that enjoy painting. Because embellishments are added after the paint dries, they can’t really do it wrong. Get the tutorial on Canadian Living.
A little tape and a toilet paper tube makes for a great heart stamp. Do you know what three hearts make? A shamrock! Learn how to make your own upcycled stamp by visiting Crafty Morning.
Another great craft from Crafty Morning is a rainbow paper chain with pot ‘o gold. You can find the tutorial here.
Transform a simple Pringles can (or other similarly shaped container) into a leprechaun with the help of a little yarn, some paper, and googly eyes.
Pandora’s Craftbox transforms the bottoms of soda bottles into leprechaun pants and pots of gold (complete with chocolate gold coins). See the tutorial here.
Another stamping creation from Crafty Morning, a St. Patrick’s Day stamper made from wine corks. Find out how to assemble this stamp here.
Let your kids turn a blank canvas into a work of rainbow art. They paint the rainbow and you add the rest. Check out this Lucky Us wall art here.
How does a kiddo find gold at the end of a rainbow? With Lepechaun Binoculars! Made with toilet paper rolls, washi tape, and paint, this is a frugal craft that entertains little ones.
For kids who don’t swallow small parts, this button rainbow is just darling. I love how the buttons aren’t all matchy-matchy. See the tutorial on Meet the Dubiens.
Here’s a craft that is great for homeschoolers. It’s a rainbow rhyming game. When the kids find the rhyming words and put the colored paper on top, it forms a rainbow. Get more information at The Nature of Grace.
Salt dough might not be something the younger kids can make, but I’m sure they will enjoy playing with them. They use natural dyes and the recipe for making them can be found at Twodaloo.
If DIYing your holidays is right up your alley, check out the holiday crafting classes on Craftsy. They are online classes you can take at your own pace from the comfort of your home. No one will judge you if you take them in your jammies. I know, I’ve done it.