The best DIY St. Patrick’s Day crafts and decor ideas. Family friendly activities, festive front door wreaths, easy shamrock crafts, and more. Everything’s golden with these simple how-to’s and fun finds.
Irish or not, St. Patrick’s Day is fun to celebrate. Shamrocks, rainbows, and pots of gold, what’s not to love? It’s a day full of tradition, folklore and funny little leprechauns. Throw in a few shenanigans and you’ve got yourself a recipe for a good time!
What’s your favorite St. Patrick’s Day tradition? While the days of pub crawls and green beer may be far behind me, a St Patty’s-themed supper is a tradition I’m happy to uphold. Corn beef and cabbage might be a hard sell, but a slice of Baileys Irish Cream Cake is always a crowd favorite.
I’ve organized some of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day crafts from across the blogosphere to share. From adorable decor to yummy treats, these ideas are guaranteed to stir up your inner Irish spirit.
Easy St Patrick’s Ideas for Leprechaun Mischief
- Dye the breakfast milk or toilet water green.
- Leave little green footprints around the house.
- Hide gold candy coins in their shoes for a sweet surprise.
- Craft a crepe paper blockade on their bedroom doors.
- Pack a green-themed lunch.
- Upturn light pieces of furniture, scatter silverware, and create other light mayhem.
- Write a playful message on bathroom mirror or refrigerator- “You Can’t Catch Me!”
- Replace their plain shoelaces with green laces.
- Don’t forget the pot of gold! Gift small treats like chocolate coins, rainbow candies, and four-leaf clover stickers.
DIY St. Patrick’s Day Decoration Ideas
Most only take an hour, but these ideas are a great way to spread some Irish spirit around your home or for party decorations.
Show off your Irish pride with cheerful Irish Flag Mason Jars. This fun Spring craft from Mason Jar Crafts Love includes a step-by-step tutorial. Fresh flowers never looked as festive!
These creative cupcake liner trees by Little Miss Celebration are an ideal way to welcome spring. Adorn plain Styrofoam cones with green & white striped cupcake liners and sparkly ribbon to create a leprechaun forest.
Looking for a quick way to add a little St. Patty’s Day flair? This Lucky Shamrocks Wreath shared by Flamingo Toes is the perfect touch. Colorful felt cutouts and gold beads dress up basic burlap for a festive first impression.
Who says St. Patrick’s Day decor needs to be gaudy? I adore this farmhouse style tiered tray display by @acozyblessednest because it’s understated and elegant, while still being completely on theme!
What is more quintessential than shamrocks? These easy craft ideas are both cute and festive!
This festive DIY banner from typically simple is the perfect accessory for your mantle or holiday wreath. A kid-friendly project made with easy to find craft supplies.
Create timeless keepsakes like this Lucky Clover Pendant Necklace by Doodlecraft, with a tutorial that’s simple enough for novice crafters to follow. These pendants make special gifts any time of year.
This felt wreath shared by The Adventures of Mini-Martha checks all the right boxes. It’s economical, easy to put together and adorable. Best of all? Easily modify the wreath for another holiday by swapping out accessories.
Get your home in full holiday swing by hanging this Paper Shamrock Craft by Hoosier Homemade. Green printed card stock is transformed into lucky four-leaf clovers with this fun folding craft.
Easy Wood Shim Pallet Art
Wood pallets are truly the unsung hero of DIY projects. In this project, wood pallets have been cleverly transformed with common craft store finds. The result? Polished shamrock-inspired art pieces, (that may make the neighbors green with envy).
Fun St Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids
Make crafting a family affair! Like many of the other ideas on this post, these ideas are perfect to keep the kids having fun on an afternoon.
Toilet Paper Roll Leprechauns
Talk about upcycling! Toilet paper rolls catch a lucky break with this adorable makeover. Spend a family afternoon crafting these charming little leprechauns. Unfortunately, View from the fridge no longer blogs, but her crafty inspirations live on!
Shamrock slime just may be the perfect leprechaun bait. Chunky gold glitter and shamrock confetti is hard for anyone to resist. This recipe from As the Bunny Hops is easy and fun to make.
Looks like the leprechaun is up to his tricks again! Devise a St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt complete with hidden clues for some old-fashioned family fun. Don’t forget the pot of gold at the end.
Don’t get caught without some green! These vinyl printed t-shirts are handy for warding off unwelcome pinches. They are also great for gifting!
When it comes to keeping kids entertained indoors, it’s not all rainbows and unicorns—but it could be! Try out one of these rainbow crafts for kids the next time during a rainy day. Maybe there will be a pot of gold at the end.
Warning! These donuts by The First Year taste as good as they look. Fruity pebbles, white chocolate and shredded coconut come together to make breakfast the best meal of the day.
It’s no secret that I love a good bargain. This beautiful Rainbow Sand succulent by looks like it came directly from a home decor store, but really only costs a few bucks to make. What a fun and easy idea to bring the sunshine in!
With some leftover ribbon and a hot glue gun you can create a quick and easy rainbow wreath project for party decor, kids’ crafts, St Patty’s Day and more.
A short trip to the hardware store brings in the rainbow decor! This flexible pipe project works especially well for a centerpiece or to brighten up a little girl’s room.
Let your children’s inner artist run wild! Rainbow painting shirts and cheap decor make this a super fun idea on a good weather day.
Crafty Recipes and Food
Made with a doctored chocolate box mix and sweet buttercream frosting, these cupcakes are both easy and super fun! The candy topping to make a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is genius!
If you haven’t made some hot cocoa bombs, you need to stat! These green themed beauties are also great for Dr. Suess day too.
It’s Shamrock Shake season! Find out how the clever mom at little sunny kitchen put a new twist on this cult classic. Enjoy your milkshake and make it fun with the kids!
Make your St. Patrick’s Day extra special with these St. Patrick’s Day pancakes! This buttermilk pancake recipe is made with green food coloring to ensure a delicious, fluffy, green breakfast. We like to top it off with some festive Lucky Charms marshmallows.
Looking for more festive holiday DIY crafts? Check out these posts:
- Easy Painted Coffee Mugs
- Easy Butterfly Wreath
- Fun Ideas to Decorate Your Easy Table Settings
- Adorable DIY Felt Bunny Pouches
Which St. Patrick’s Day DIY project has you most inspired? We love to hear from you! A new spring wreath? Milkshakes on a stick? Feeling lucky? Maybe you’ll catch a little green leprechaun this year….
Don’t forget to wear green!
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