St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, traditionally found only in communities and families of Irish decent, have spread into the mainstream across the U.S. If you’re ready to add a little green to your home, kids and meals without draining the green from your wallet, try these quick, easy and inexpensive Pinterest-inspired projects from our favorite bloggers.
Rainbow Apothecary Jars
Add an edible rainbow of sweetness to your décor by layering an apothecary jar with rainbow-colored candies and gold-wrapped chocolates. The jar looks beautiful as a table centerpiece or on the kitchen counter leading up to St. Patrick’s Day and houses a super-sweet treat for kids — and adults — after the holiday.
Count the days until St. Patrick’s Day with a traditional scrap fabric wreath updated with a chalkboard for the lucky holiday. Let the neighbors know you’re filled with the holiday spirit — and awesomely creative.
‘Kiss me Anyway’ Shamrock Buttons
Why should the Irish get to have all the fun? Let everyone know you’re ready to pucker up and join the party with these easy DIY buttons.
Ombre Shamrock Specimen Art
Swipe a handful of green paint chips from the home improvement store to assemble this professional-looking DIY work of art. An inexpensive-but-time-consuming task, this project is best reserved for adults. Frame the final product for a polished piece of St. Patrick’s Day décor.
Thrifty crafters will love this stylish, low-cost centerpiece made of paper Easter grass, green craft wire and glittery seasonal foam stickers erupting from a basic ceramic pot.
DIY Rainbow Hairpiece
Be the peacock at your St. Patrick’s Day party with this punchy rainbow-inspired headband. Multi-colored tissue paper, a basic headband and a hot glue gun are all that’s required to craft an eye-catching adornment.
Lucky Charms Rice Crispy Treats
You’ll have the luck of the Irish on your side with sweet and sticky treats made of Lucky Charms cereal. Who doesn’t love a dessert that can masquerade as breakfast?
Double Rainbow Layer Cake
Channel your inner Martha Stewart with this impressive, rainbow cake. Don’t worry—it may look difficult, but this multi-layer treat is a “piece of cake” to bake and assemble. With a bag of rainbow-colored candies, store-bought cake mix, icing and food coloring, you’ll be on your way to dessert perfection!
St. Patrick’s Day Straws
Whether you’re drinking a minty shamrock shake or a glass of water, your beverage will be more enjoyable sipped through an easy and adorable St. Patty’s straw. Little Leprechauns will jump for joy.
Drunken Shamrock Shake
Get ready to dance a jig because we’ve spiked the classic shamrock shake with green crème de menthe and crème de cacao to boost the boozy holiday fun to new levels!