Add a Little Whimsy to Your Home With These DIY St. Patrick’s Day Crafts
DIY Decor Will Give Your Home the Luck of the Irish
Whether you’re planning a St. Patrick’s Day party or just looking to breathe a little holiday spirit into your home, these DIY holiday home decor crafts will give your home an air of celebration. Historically, St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday for Irish people to celebrate the life and death of St. Patrick, the Catholic patron saint of Ireland. But it’s become much more of a cultural institution over the years.
Today, people around the world celebrate the holiday by wearing green, drinking Guinness, and eating traditional Irish meals (corned beef and cabbage, anyone?) You can also celebrate the holiday by infusing your home with green accents and shamrock details. These DIY crafts will get you and your home into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, no matter how you choose to celebrate.
Celtic Knot Coasters
Irish knots have been a symbol of Celtic culture since as early as the year 450. The knots are characterized by interwoven cords, called plaits, that wrap around themselves in intricate patterns. To make the coaster, you will need about four yards of cotton to knit into a cord; you can find both the cord and coaster tutorial at We Are Knitters.
Although these coasters are Celtic knot themed, they are a gorgeous home accessory for any time of year. Brew yourself a pot of Irish coffee and enjoy your new coasters.
Four Leaf Clover Garland
Nothing says St. Patrick’s Day quite like a four leaf clover. This four leaf clover garland is an elegant way to bring that luck of the Irish into your home. Inspired by Flax and Twine’s iteration of the craft, the four leaf clover garland requires some sort of sturdy fabric, like patent leather, a needle, scissors, and some green embroidery thread.
Each leaf on the clover is made by cutting the pleather into a cylinder shape with two humps. You’ll then run the embroidery thread through the bottoms of each cylinder and pull it tight to make a 3D clover shape with four leaves.
Emerald Flower Bouquet
Nothing lights up a room quite like a bouquet of flowers. While your Valentine’s Day flowers might be on their last leg, St. Patrick’s day is the perfect time to update the bouquets in your house. HGTV recommends using green fruits and veggies like green apples, ornamental kale, and silver dollar eucalyptus.
Make pretty paper flowers with streamers and crepe paper in different shades of green. You can fill in the bouquet with golden accents like faux gold gems. Use the bouquet as a centerpiece on your table, on a mantle, or near an entryway as a token of luck.
Lucky Burlap Wreath
Bring the luck right to your front door with a welcoming St. Patrick’s Day-themed wreath. A burlap wreath brings festive, homey cheer to your door and can be interchangeable for any holiday.
Wrap a straw wreath in burlap fabric and collect green fabric flowers—you can make your own or buy them from a craft store. Miss Lovie Creations uses velcro to adhere the flowers to the burlap wreath. You can decorate your wreath with ribbon, bunting, pearls, and any other crafty items you want. Put the wreath on your front door for ultra festive vibes.
Pressed Clover Art
Whether you’ve been saving up four-leaf clovers all year long or you just want to make some pretty green art, pressed clovers make for a great St. Patrick’s Day DIY craft that you will be able to enjoy all season long. After you’ve collected your clovers, lay them out in a cool, dark place to dry for a few hours. Then lay the clover between two sheets of wax paper, placing a heavy book on top.
Allow the clover to sit under the book for 3-5 days. When you remove the book and wax paper, spray the clovers with hairspray to help them stay intact. Using a tiny dab of glue, adhere the clovers to scrapbook paper and put them in a pretty frame.
Channel the Luck of the Irish With These Playful Crafts
St. Patrick’s day isn’t just about corned beef and green beer; with a bit of effort, you can use this cheerful holiday to bring a touch of whimsy into your home. Whether you are having an Irish-themed dinner party or you just want to do some crafts with the family, these St. Patrick’s day projects will bring Irish spirit into your home. Erin Go Bragh!