12 Charming St. Patrick's Day Decor Projects

Now that Valentine's Day has come and gone, it's time to welcome the next round of festivities. Of course, the best way to do that is to make St. Patrick's Day crafts and DIY projects to cheer up your space. Between the bright green hues and colorful rainbows, this holiday is the definition of merry.

St. Paddy's Day, which goes down on March 17, is just three days before the first day of spring. It's like the unofficial send off for a long and dreary wintry season. Sure, it might end up being chilly on St. Patrick’s Day. But even if it is, knowing that spring is nearby will be enough to make anyone raise a pint.

To start welcoming the new season, decorate your home with one of these St. Patrick's Day projects. Elements like the iconic shamrock and sparkly gold will remind you of warmer, better days. To really get the holiday feels going, sip on a homemade Shamrock Shake or green beer while you take on a project. Bet you didn’t know you could make both of those, too.

By the time the month of March rolls around, you’ll be living the Pinterest dream. Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

1. Shamrock Bouquet

Who says bouquets have to be made with flowers? Make a St. Patrick's Day version with paper shamrocks in a festive color palette. And, unlike real clovers, these guys will last a lifetime. Visit Sweet and Lovely Crafts for the full tutorial.

2. DIY St. Patrick's Day Place Card

I've got a special place in my heart for simple and clever projects. If I made a list of favorites, Hatter and Hare Events' place card DIY would be on it. Made with an upside down clay pot, this project is the perfect representation of how objects can be used in unconventional ways.

3. St. Patrick's Day DIY Wood Tag Decor Sign

In the world of Pinterest, there's a serious oversized wood tag trend going on. Want to take it for a St. Patrick's Day spin? Check out Natalme's charming wood tag sign at Darice Crafts' blog, Live.Love.Craft.

4. Lucky Shamrocks St. Patrick's Day Wreath

If you love embellishments and flair, you'll adore this decorative wreath by Flamingo Toes. And while it might look super complicated, the tutorial provides a thorough breakdown of each technique. That mini rainbow garland just kills me.

5. Cupcake Liner Trees

While cupcake liners are known for jazzing up sweet treats, they also happen to make awesome craft supplies. You can easily use them to dress up Styrofoam cones to look like frilly trees, just like Little Miss Celebration did. Serve a batch of cupcakes with matching liners and you've got yourself a party.

6. Shamrock String Art

String art is another one of those Pinterest concepts that is here to stay. This one features a vibrant green shamrock against a white and gold striped background. You'll feel so accomplished after finishing this one. Visit Darice Craft's blog, Live. Love. Craft., for the DIY by Abbey at The Cards We Drew.

7. St. Patrick's Day Burlap Mantel Decor

There's something about frames that makes everything and anything look polished and put together. Bring in some burlap, green, and gold, and you've got yourself an excellent St. Patrick's Day combo. Want to channel this idea? Take a tip from Landeelu, who explains how she created this awesome mantel setup.

8. St. Patrick's Day Thumbprint Art

If you're spending St. Patrick's Day with the little ones, take on this thumbprint art project by Sweet and Lovely Crafts. This festive activity doubles as homemade decor made by the real life leprechauns (read: kids) in your life.

9. Lucky Noodle Wreath

Made with nothing more than dollar store pool noodles and green yarn, this shamrock wreath by Bugaboo, Mini, Mr. & Me is the epitome of brilliant. It doesn't hurt that it's extremely budget-friendly, too.

10. Easy Doily Garland

When it comes to craft supplies, doilies are a classic. This DIY by Landeelu combines them with circles of scrapbook paper to create a merry rainbow garland. I'd love to see a version of this made with metallic gold doilies. Swoon!

11. Tissue Paper Shamrock Art

For an easy project that doesn't require major elbow grease, check out this shamrock wall art by Sweet and Lovely Crafts. It's an ideal DIY for a beginner crafter; it all also costs next to nothing to make. Not bad for a project that can really cheer up a space.

12. Rainbow and Gold St. Patrick's Day Sign

Stripes seem to be a St. Patrick's Day trend and I'm totally into it. For this wall art plaque by Landeelu, a rainbow of stripes is made using colorful acrylic paints and masking tape. I'm especially adoring the touch of gold!

For more DIY inspiration, check out Bustle on YouTube.

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