Bring on the green on this St. Patrick's Day! Get your hands messy and have some fun by whipping up some fun decorations ahead of March 17.

While the Irish don't ordinarily decorate their homes for St. Patrick's Day many Americans, especially in recent years, have really been flying the flag, as it were. During lockdown, the St. Patrick's Day Tree even reared its head! 

In the spirit of festivities, we came up with some fun ideas for St. Patrick's Day decorations to make. Suitable for crafters young and old these St. Patrick's Day decorations will start the festivities early in your home.

Here are some creative ideas to help you adorn your home or event venue with the luck of the Irish:

Shamrocks galore

It wouldn't be St. Patrick's Day without the iconic shamrock. Scatter shamrock cutouts or garlands throughout your space for an instant burst of greenery. You can create your shamrocks using green construction paper or opt for ready-made decorations available at party supply stores.

Leprechaun lane

Craft a whimsical pathway adorned with leprechaun footprints leading to your door or main party area. Use green sidewalk chalk to draw the footprints on your walkway or create them with removable stickers for an enchanting entrance that sets the tone for the festivities.

Irish flag banners

Showcase your Irish pride with vibrant flags featuring the green, white, and orange tricolor of the Irish flag. Hang these banners along walls, staircases, or across doorways to add a patriotic touch to your décor.

Emerald elegance

Elevate your St. Patrick's Day décor with touches of elegance and sophistication. Incorporate metallic gold accents, such as gold candle holders, vases, or table runners, to complement the lush green hues. Adorn mantels and tables with arrangements of fresh greenery, such as ivy, ferns, or eucalyptus, for a timeless yet festive look.

Luck of the lanterns

Illuminate your celebration with charming lanterns adorned with shamrock motifs or Celtic designs. Hang them from tree branches in your outdoor space or place them strategically around your indoor venue to create a warm and inviting atmosphere after dark.

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Clover confetti

Sprinkle tables, countertops, or even floors with clover-shaped confetti for a whimsical touch. You can make your own confetti using a hole punch and green paper or purchase pre-made confetti in various shades of green for added visual interest.

Lucky photo booth

Set up a festive photo booth area complete with St. Patrick's Day-themed props such as leprechaun hats, green boas, oversized shamrock glasses, and rainbow-colored scarves. Encourage guests to strike a pose and capture memories of the occasion with fun and playful photos.

DIY wreaths

Get crafty and design your own St. Patrick's Day wreaths to adorn your front door or interior walls. Use materials such as faux greenery, ribbon, fabric scraps, and decorative embellishments to create unique and eye-catching wreaths that welcome guests with a touch of Irish charm.

Cheers to a St. Patrick's Day filled with joy, laughter, and the magic of the Emerald Isle!