Clover Mantel Decoration
Add a touch of Irish-theme decor to your mantel with an easy-to-make framed clover. Trace a clover shape onto a 1-inch thick piece of plastic foam; cut out. Cover the shape completely with crinkled tissue paper to add texture. Spray-paint the clover green, let dry, and apply an antique glaze to highlight the textured areas. Secure it to a framed piece of burlap with a bit of hot glue.
Four-Leaf Clover Door Hanging
Bring a bit o’ luck to your home with this simple but eye-catching St. Patrick’s Day door hanging. Start with wooden shamrock shapes (available at most crafts stores). Use spray adhesive to attach a variety of green scrapbook papers to the wood shapes; let dry. With a utility knife or scissors, cut out the shamrock shapes. Apply Mod Podge with a foam brush; let dry. Attach the shapes to a ribbon with glue dots; add scrapbook letters to each one.
Yarn-Wrapped St. Patrick’s Day Vase
Repurpose (and recycle!) a wine bottle into a pretty St. Patrick’s day craft. Start by wrapping bright green yarn or embroidery floss around the neck of the bottle, securing the loose end underneath the yarn as you go. End your wrapping an inch or so from the bottom of the bottle; secure with a dab of hot glue. Use a mix of different shades of green ribbon to tie on a seasonal tag.
St. Patrick’s Day Wreath
Turn a simple grapevine wreath from plain to charming just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Embellish the wreath with crafty clovers made from an old green t-shirt, sheet music, and scrapbook paper. To make the clovers, cut heart shapes from your green fabric and patterned paper, then glue together for a layered effect. Wrap twill ribbon around wooden discs and glue buttons to folded green printed ribbon for a few smaller accents. Hot-glue everything to the wreath, including a pennant banner made from scrapbook paper and chipboard letters.
Rainbow-Theme St. Patrick’s Day Mantel
Tissue paper flowers surround a chalkboard for a pretty Irish-theme mantel decoration. To make each flower, stack eight sheets of colored tissue paper, making sure to line up the edges evenly, and accordion-fold (each fold should be 1-1/2 inches wide). Wrap a piece of wire around the middle, and round the corners of the horizontal stack with scissors. Carefully separate each sheet, pulling it toward the center.Border a chalkboard with the flowers and add St. Patrick’s Day phrases ~ don’t forget to add a pot of gold-wrapped chocolates!