Touches of Green Decor for St. Pat's
Accent your house with homemade Irish decorations this St. Patrick's Day.
This St. Patrick's Day table is covered with greenery, handmade paper shamrocks, and touches of gold. It's the perfect start to a festive St. Patrick's Day party. For a simple centerpiece, display miniature ferns in a low gold bowl.
To make the shamrocks, cut three hearts from patterned scrapbook-weight paper. Fold them in half to crease and glue them to a paper stem.
Looking for St. Patrick's Day decor you can leave up all spring long? A bright vase filled with Bells of Ireland is an elegant nod to the season's signature shade. Add a few vintage books to complete the tablescape. Place it on your dining or entry table for an Irish touch.
Spring Green Wreath
Greet the holiday with a handmade succulent wreath that pops with shades of green. Transform a basic grapevine wreath into a stunning display of potted succulents with just a few simple supplies. Display your finished St. Patrick's Day wreath year-round.
Transform grocery store flowers into a bright St. Patrick's Day centerpiece that's prettier than a pot of gold. This rainbow flower arrangement is easy to make—just group flowers by color and place them in three coordinating vases. Look for flowers that have big, bold blooms for maximum impact.
This St. Patrick's Day place setting couldn't be easier to make! Tie a stem of oxalis onto a napkin with thin twine or ribbon to make your family or guests feel especially lucky. A simple rustic napkin allows the green shamrock to shine.
After a Pattern
Use large-scale medallions and border stencils to turn a plain tablecloth into a visually dramatic accent you can use year-round. Lay a tablecloth on a flat surface and place the stencils, securing them with a bit of tape. Fill in the designs with fabric paint, using medallions on the corners and aligning border stencils along the sides.
Good-looking stencils and a box of paints are the secret behind these sophisticated pieces of art. Lay the stencil on a sheet of watercolor paper and use painter's tape to hold the stencil in place. With a light touch, fill in the design with acrylic paints or watercolors; create light and dark areas to give the image depth. Once the paint is dry, layer the painting on craft paper of a coordinating color to give it a matted look, and display in a simple glass clip frame. Stencils are available at www.stencilwerks.com
Springy Succulent Frame
A living picture frame is the perfect St. Patrick's Day accent. This piece of handmade decor will last well after the spring holiday with minimal care. Choose a variety of succulents in shades of green to carry the theme throughout. A simple painted frame finishes this easy spring craft.