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37 Outstanding St. Patrick's Day Craft Ideas

Updated on March 11, 2017
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I love arts and crafts. I used to volunteer teach an elementary art class and love sharing tutorials for fun crafts to make with kids.

I find that St. Patrick's Day crafts are popular even for those of us who aren't able to claim Irish ancestry. I was able to find quite a few outstanding St. Patrick's Day crafts in my search for crafts that also had instructions on how to make the project. Some of these craft projects are crafts for adults, but there are also quite a few that are crafts for kids.

In this article, you will see pictures of the crafts and the name of the site and the address which will take you directly to the crafts patterns or directions. I've heard it said that everyone is a little bit Irish on St. Pat's Day. So if you see me wearing green from now until St. Patrick's Day, that's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it.

Get directions to make the cute shamrock napkin holders, seen above, by going to scrumdillydo.

1. St. Pat's Votive Candle Holder

Here is a project to make for St. Pat's day that is quick and easy. The kids will have fun making this candle holder also. The instructions for making the votive candle holder can be found at mess for less.

2. Vintage Charms

Free download of the images and shrink plastic are the two main supplies in this outstanding project. Go to Vintage Image Craft.com for the instructions.

3. Shamrock Suncatcher

Have the little ones make this shamrock sun catcher for St. Patrick's Day and see how proud they'll be for everyone to see it. Follow the instructions at HANDS ON as we grow to see how easy this project is.

4. Shamrock Wreath

So simple and yet so pretty. This one is made with foam shamrocks, but the kids could also make it with construction paper. For the instructions, go to We-Made-That.com.

5. Vintage Pendants

I love thse beautiful vintage pendants. If you want to make them, go to the Vintage Image Craft.com site.

6. St. Patrick's Ribbon Wreath

How can such simplicity look so beautiful? I love the elegant look of this wreath. You'll find the directions for this project at FAMILY CORNER.com.

7. Styrofoam Leprechaun Hats

Look what cute little leprechaun hats can be made using paper cups. You'll find all the directions for this cute St. Patrick's Day decoration at FAMILYCORNER.com.


8. Irish Snake

Have lots of fun making these chenille strip snakes for pencils. Find the instructions at WHAT TO EXPECT.

9. Wee Shamrock Men

Go to sweet and lovely crafts for the directions to make these wee, little shamrock men. So easy to make with just fun foam, google eyes and strips of colored paper.

10. Green Popcorn

I couldn't resist adding this, after all it is green and I love popcorn. Find the recipe for this great St. Patrick's Day treat at Skip to my Lou. Make a batch or two of this to take to the office or school and see how many Irish friends you have.

11. Shamrock with Buttons

I noticed on this project that paper mache hearts were used, but if you can't find them I think this craft could be made with green felt covered cardboard. The instructions are at CRAFTS BY Amanda.

12. Four Leaf Clover Barrette

You'll find the directions for this shamrock barrette at PAPER and ink, but I can think of a lot more uses for this shamrock and I'm sure you can too.

13. Paper Plate Leprechaun

Even the littlest of kids will enjoy making this leprechaun. Let them draw in the facial expressions and enjoy the results. You'll find the directions at All Kids.

14. Rainbow's Pot of Gold

I can see this as a nice gift to give to a teacher, boss or anyone else that you'd like to remember on St. Patrick's Day. You'll find out how to make it by going to make and takes.

15. Shamrock Key Chain

What true Irishman wouldn't love to receive this as a gift? Make one for an Irishman that you know by using the directions at Holiday Crafts.

16. Rainbow Tissue Mobile

A cute craft made using colored tissue paper. For the directions on how to do this project, go to Craftideas.info.

17. Felt Shamrock

Look at the cute face on this little felt shamrock and then make some of them using the instructions given at the Craft Elf site.

18. Green Bells Necklace

Simple and easy enough to let the kids make one for themselves and for their friends. Go to CRAFTS FOR ALL SEASONS for the directions.

19. St. Patrick's Day Swag

I think it would be easy to think of a number of places to display this swag. Go to A Little Tipsy for the directions for this project.

20. Shamrock Shake

Mint chocolate chip ice cream makes this an easy and tasty shake to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Find the recipe for this shamrock shake at IT’S OVERFLOWING. This has got to be one of the best ways to celebrate St. Pat's!!

21. Shamrock Necklace

You'll find directions for making this cute St. Patrick's Day shamrock necklace at The Kid’s Fun Review.

22. Hat Favors

Snack sized bowls are the basis of these cute little leprechaun hats. For the directions, go to Canadian Living

23. St. Pat's Day Shoes

Show your Irish spirit by making an wearing these cute shamrock shoes. Paint Me Plaid has the instructions.

24. Beaded Shamrock

You're sure to think up some great ways to use this beaded shamrock. Possible as a lapel pin or on a headband. It was also make a beautiful hanging ornament. Find the instructions for this beaded shamrock at Purple Hues and Me.

25. St. Patrick's Day Banner

Show off your Irish ancestry by making and displaying this nice banner. You'll find the directions at Holiday Crafts AND CREATIONS.

26. Pillow Boxes

These would make nice favors holding small candies. Go to inner child fun for the instructions.

27. Pot of Gold Centerpiece

Little eyes will get big when they see this pot of gold. You can find the instructions for making one like it at things to do.

28. Knitted Shawl

This beautiful shawl looks like one that Princess Kate wears. For the directions, go to the favecrafts site.

29. Lucky Bobby Pins

Now every young lady can be dressed for St. Patrick's day by just making and wearing these lucky bobby pins. They are really very attractive and will look great in any colored or length hair. Find out how to make them by going to circusberry.

30. Shamrock Button Art

Make a beautiful shamrock button picture using the information that you'll find at Happy Clippings.

31. Faux Necktie

This is a great idea for all us non-Irish folk who like to celebrate anyway. Make one of these faux ties and wear it to the office or to school. Find the instructions for making this shamrock necktie at Sugar Bee Crafts.

32. Shamrock Banner

A very easy and attractive shamrock banner to hang in your home or at the office. Celebrate St. Pat's day in style with this beautiful banner. Find the tutorial for making the banner at SIMPLE AS THAT.

33. Shamrock Jewelry

Make shamrock jewelry to wear with your Irish greens by following the tutorial for making the jewelry at Home Confetti. Super easy using packaged foam shamrocks and drinking straws.

34. St. Pat's Day Deco Mesh Wreath

35. St. Pat's Mesh Topiary

Make this beautiful mesh ribbon topiary to decorate your home or office for St. Pat's Day. Whether you are Irish or not, you'll enjoy making this topiary following the tutorial that you'll find at Crafts ‘n Coffee.

36. Leprechaun Pants Treat Bags

How cute is this idea! Can you imagine how many compliments you'll receive when you use these leprechaun pants treat bags as favors at your St. Patrick's Day party? Find the tutorial for making them at Positively Splendid.

37. Shamrock Pin

You probably couldn't find an easier St. Pat's Day pin to make, than this one, and have it look like you've put a lot of work in it. See how easy it is to make by going to bobbity boo for the tutorial.

© 2012 Loraine Brummer

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      N Kiddie 5 months ago

      I love your hub! I made a hub of my own geared toward St. Patrick's Day crafts for toddlers. But I'd love to try a few of yours as well to spruce up my house for the holiday! Thanks for sharing.

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      N Kiddie 5 months ago

      Thanks for all the ideas! There's lots of fun projects on here for St. Patrick's Day! I may have to make a few of them!

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      Loraine Brummer 2 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      St. Pat's Day will be here before we know it. It's always fun to decorate and celebrate with the Irish. Thanks, for stopping by and for leaving a comment, Sylvestermouse.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 2 years ago from United States

      A wonderful compilation of St. Patrick's Day crafts! I see several that would be fun to make.

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      Loraine Brummer 2 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Hi Wednesday-Elf! I'm glad that you've seen some St. Pat's crafts to make. I'm not Irish, but I enjoy the festivities.

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      Wednesday-Elf 2 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Being a crafter myself, I'm always looking for new ideas. This selection of crafts for St. Patrick's Day will give me a lot of choices for my crafting for this Irish holiday!

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      Beverly Rodriguez 3 years ago from Albany New York

      What a fun lens for St. Patrick's Day. I love the Green Men craft, so easy you don't even need instructions. And give me that Shamrock Shake!

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      blestman lm 3 years ago

      Green popcorn and green beer work for me. Great lens. i am not Irish but i like to celebrate St. Paddy's Day with my Irish friends

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      Elyn MacInnis 4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      I would love to bless your lens - but it has been blessed to capacity. That is because you are blessing us with all your great ideas! Thanks so much. Blessings coming through the internet wires, real ones.

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      moneyrat 4 years ago

      I'm not Irish or wear green on this day but I do have couple of Irish friends who celebrate it. Green Popcorn looks great. Maybe I ll treat those Irish friends with green popcorn ! xD A great lens !

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      dahlia369 5 years ago

      I really love your collection of crafts! Not that I want to make them, I just find them very visually pleasing!! :)

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      lilymom24 5 years ago

      The shamrocks in the intro are very cute and I really like the pendant craft too. =)

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      Scraps2treasures 5 years ago

      Those vintage shamrock charms are gorgeous and I am definitely making some of that green popcorn tomorrow. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      Deserves a google +1.

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      Wow, some of these crafts I could really make with my daughter - thank you.

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      suzy-t 5 years ago

      You gave me some great ideas for the kids in my class tomorrow...It's craft day.Thank you.

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      Wonderful collection of St. Patrick's Day crafts! There are a lot I could do with my kids...thanks for the great ideas! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My daughter Tiana is going to love your lenses. She's very crafty. And I had to print off the green popcorn recipe. Too much fun. Great lens.

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      Blackspaniel1 5 years ago

      This is a nice selection.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Lots of cute St. Patrick's Day crafts here! Love the swag and shamrock flowers.