Green happens to be one of my all time favorite colors so although I don't celebrate St. Paddy's Day myself, I enjoy many of the fun crafts and activities which typically use this color from the Irish flag. There are some fantastic St. Patrick's Day crafts that adults can enjoy and I've featured my favorite ones here.
There are 10 of my favorite adult St. Patrick's Day crafts featured here today which I happen to think are rather brilliant projects for anyone who enjoys crafting like me. Get your green pride on and let's see what you can make for this March 17th occasion.
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10 Favorite St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Adults
1: St. Patrick's Day Fused Perler Bead Patterns
This is my own craft contribution for the occasion with some easy bead patterns. I'm mad on this craft because I love the fact that you can create long lasting plastic embellishments from the beads once they are fused or melted together with an iron.
You can turn these finished pieces into fun and modern pieces of costume jewelry to wear like necklaces. Here's how to make perler bead jewelry.
A lot of the St. Patrick's day patterns I've made are just the perfect size to use as cupcake toppers which is ideal if you're baking or having a party. They can also be turned into magnets, keyrings and hanging decorations among other things so they make great little gifts and party favors too.
2: Make Beautiful Ireland for Ever Candle Decorations
How beautiful are these vintage postcard candles. They're just stunning and make a quick and inexpensive way to dress up your home for March 17th. Debbie from her Confessions of a Plate Addict blog shares this tutorial as well as the graphics that you need to make your own versions along with the traditional Erin Go Bragh Irish phrase which translates to Ireland for Ever.
3: Tutorial for a Green Shamrock Wreath Decoration
Toni from her new website of Make Bake Celebrate came up with this simple but stylish and bang on trend yarn wreath which is decorated with Irish shamrocks and lucky clovers. The tutorial which is an oldie but goody tells you how best to cover the wreath design and then in detail shows how to make these adorable felt shamrocks and clovers.
The shamrocks have 3 leaves which represent the Irish Trinity. I love working with felt and am tempted to use that technique to make other flower designs for card embellishments and decorations. They're just so sweet.
4: Eye-Catching Irish Apothecary Jar Decorations with Gold, Green and Rainbow Colors
These apothecary jars by Uncommon Designs are really awesome. If you want a stand-out centerpiece for your home for St. Patrick's Day then these have to be it! I love how they have used the pot of gold and end of the rainbow Irish themes to add a real pop of gold and sparkle into these fabulous decorations.
5: Mini Shamrock Crochet Motif Free Pattern
Now I know how to crochet at long last, I was excited to find this pattern to make these adorable green Irish shamrocks from yarn. This is supplied by Kim from Everything Etsy who also does a brilliant crochet heart pattern too which is another one I want to try out.
There are some great photos on the website including an idea for a banner as well as a handy video to follow. I love that these are made in different shades of green. They'd make very cute embellishments to go on headbands, bags, and greeting cards. Master triple crochet and the patterns will be a cinch!
6: Tutorial to Make a Cute Green Shamrock Garland or Banner
I love making banners because they are a great way to quickly dress up a wall or length of space either indoors or out. This is a cute make from Rebecca at Simple as That. It recycles paper from old books as the flag sections and then uses a shamrock design with cute button detail to finish off. Look for some large stickers of this motif like the foam ones. Shamrock Stickers can definitely make a craft like this one even quicker.
Although this one is made from paper and cardstock, you can easily make a more permanent pennant banner by using fabric flag sections, an easy no-sew fabric like felt for the shamrocks and buttons glued or stitched in the middle. It all depends whether you want to make something that will last for years to come and that you can get out for March 17th every year or something temporary.
7: On-Trend Button Art to Make a St. Patrick's Theme Picture
Something I'll never tire of in my craft stash is buttons! A late aunt of mine used to let me look though her button box when we visited each week and I would happily sort them out and make up all kinds of games with them.
When I saw this fun button art shamrock, it had to go in my list of best St. Patrick's crafts for adults. Debbie from Happy Clippings has done such a great job with her design and I love how she's overlapped the buttons to which creates more height and dimension.
8: Free Printables and Tutorial to Make Pinch Proof Protection Necklaces
Corrinna has made a brilliant craft tutorial here, I'm betting there are plenty of adults who will really enjoy making these really cute novelty necklaces which are made using mini craft bottles filled with green nerd candy. You can get these Small Glass Bottles to use in your crafting.
I loved this tutorial as soon as I saw it and wanted to blog about it to show it off as it deserves. The free printables made with fun polka dot backgrounds are ideal for handing these out as party favors or treats or as small gifts. I've never made mini bottle necklaces but I love the idea and it has certainly given me some inspiration for possible crafts at other times of the year too.
9: Fun St. Patrick's Day Card and Scrapbook Designs
Pam from P.S. I Love You Scrapbooking has a real knack for making cute handmade cards and scrapbook layouts for which she especially enjoys using her Cricut cartridges. Here she shows you a number of ideas for making easy and quick cards for this occasion, with links to more.
The design I like the best is this pot of gold greeting card shown above where she has cleverly used my favorite brand of Stickles Glitter Glue also to create the glittering gold in the black kettle pot. Doesn't that hint of gold glitter look fab and shows up wonderfully against the black kettle pot design.
You can recreate these ideas that she has given you by using your own embellishments, paper cutter, punched designs or by drawing out your own paper designs instead. Grab a paper punch that will cut out some little shamrock designs for you to decorate across the cards, envelopes and tags for a really cohesive and well designed look.
10: Irish at Heart Plastic Canvas Pattern
This is a free pattern and a tutorial on making a plastic canvas tissue box called Irish at Heart from the A Heart Full of Love site. I have yet to try my hand at plastic canvas and this project is something that you can make fantastic gift with or something for your own home.
Of course, you can use the patterns to make something else but I like the idea of a tissue box since it not only looks good but is practical too. You could use these designs to make a banner to hang up with different decorated squares hanging from some cord or ribbon. Or frame one as a cute Irish stitched picture. So, which project did you enjoy the best? Do any of these get you wanting to make something for this occasion or has it sparked off some ideas for another time.
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