Make your own St. Patrick’s Day decoration

Make your own St. Patrick’s Day decoration

In Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most important holidays. It is also celebrated by Irish people all over the world. On this occasion, everyone turns green. Clothes and accessories in green or home room decor items are in order. Here are 5 handmade decorating ideas to celebrate the occasion.

What is St. Patrick’s Day?

St. Patrick’s Day is a Christian holiday celebrated by different churches. In Ireland, it has been celebrated every March 17, since the ninth century, in honor of the country’s patron Saint Patrick. According to legend, the latter was born in Scotland around 385. He was the founder of Christianity in Ireland in the fifth century. The original color of St. Patrick was blue. The green first appeared in 1798 during the Irish Rebellion. The shamrock has since become a symbol of Irish nationalism. The population now flaunts the green national flag with a golden harp.

How to make a natural clover crown?

Like all holidays, St. Patrick’s Day has its own special decoration. On this occasion, decorating your home with shamrocks is a tradition. Indeed, this herbaceous plant is one of St. Patrick’s symbols. To go deeper into the theme, there’s nothing better than a crown of clover leaves gathered from the garden. This decoration idea is sure to surprise guests.

The material needed to make it:

  • Three-leaf clover (gather with long stems);
  • String.

Here’s how to make a trefoil crown:

  • Take two clovers and place one stem on top of the other;
  • Thread the stem of the left shamrock through the back;
  • Bend the stem to the left, passing it between the two clovers;
  • Hold the two stems together;
  • Add a new three-leaf clover stem, placing it on the left side;
  • Tie this new stem, then return forward, passing through the first two stems;
  • Repeat the same gestures until you have enough three-leaf clovers to make a wreath;
  • Tie the stems in a knot or twist the stems in the already braided clovers to complete the clover crown;
  • Tie the two ends together with rope and tie everything together;
  • Make several clover wreaths of different sizes;
  • Hang the wreath on the front door of the house, on the windows and in the living room to create a festive St. Patrick’s Day atmosphere.

How to make a clover garland out of paper?

This is the easiest St. Patrick’s Day decoration to make.

Equipment needed:

  • Several green sheets of paper;
  • Several strips of rectangular paper 5 cm long and 3 cm wide;
  • A wooden pencil;
  • Eraser;
  • A pair of scissors ;
  • Glue.

Here’s how to make a paper clover crown:

  • Take a piece of paper and with a wooden pencil, draw a three-leaf clover of different sizes;
  • Then cut the clover with scissors;
  • Repeat the operation with the other sheets of paper;
  • Then take a strip of paper and pour some glue on it;
  • Tape the two ends of the two leaves of clover;
  • Repeat the same procedure for the other leaves to form a garland of clovers ;
  • Make several garlands of three-leaf clovers;
  • Leave to dry for almost 30 minutes;
  • Then hang the garlands in the living room, dining room, or veranda.

How to make a leprechaun hat?

A gnome is usually a small old man with a red beard. He wears a green hat and green clothes most of the time. According to legend, he spent his time making shoes, casting or counting gold coins, which he kept precious in a cauldron well hidden at the foot of the rainbow. He is also associated with St. Patrick’s Day as the clover and its green color. To make a leprechaun hat, you will need:

  • A box ;
  • A large empty and washed yogurt or crème fraîche pot;
  • Cutter;
  • A pair of scissors ;
  • Brush ;
  • Liquid glue;
  • Green paint;
  • White paint;
  • Black felt;
  • Green glitter.

To make the principle is simple:

  • Take cardboard and draw a circular strip;
  • Cut off the strip;
  • Apply liquid glue to the outside edge of the jar;
  • Then put the circular strip on the coat;
  • Paint everything white and let it dry for at least 15 minutes;
  • Paint green and dry;
  • Apply glue all over the hat;
  • Apply green glitter to the hat and dry for almost 10 minutes;
  • Cut a strip of black felt and glue the cardboard over the hat rectangle;
  • Fill the hat with candy or chocolate gold coins.
St. Patrick's Day

How do I make my own leprechaun bouquet?

During St. Patrick’s Day, guests will be amazed to see a vase with a leprechaun.

Materials needed:

  • A roll of toilet paper;
  • Two stocks of green cards;
  • Black cardboard;
  • Liquid glue;
  • A pair of scissors ;
  • Bouquet of flowers;
  • Gold-colored glitter.

Making a Leprechaun’s hat is done as follows:

  • Apply glue around a roll of toilet paper;
  • Cut a piece of green card paper and cover the roll;
  • Take a black card and cut a piece of ribbon;
  • Then glue a black strip on the roll;
  • Draw a large circle on another stack of green cards and cut from it;
  • Place a roll of toilet paper on the circle so that the black stripe is next to the circle;
  • Apply a few drops of liquid glue to the roll and hold for at least two minutes;
  • Then glue each glitter onto the black stripe while you draw the square;
  • Allow to dry for at least five minutes;
  • Place the hat on the living room table;
  • Place a bouquet of flowers on top of the Leprechaun hat, and you’re all set.

How do you decorate your table during St. Patrick’s Day?

Like all holidays, the table can be decorated with a St. Patrick’s Day theme. The best way to do this is to choose accessories that are appropriate for the event. A green tablecloth is a good idea. Confetti from clovers scattered around the table will add a touch of originality. If the table is large enough, you can also wear a leprechaun hat to please the smallest ones. As for cutlery, shamrock napkins and dishes in St. Patrick’s Day colors will do the trick.

Jessie Rivera