St. Patrick’s Day Crafts, Recipes, and Books

St. Patrick’s Day crafts, recipes, and book ideas!

St. Patrick's Day Crafts, Recipes, Books, and Ideas!

Our family has quite a bit of Irish in our background, so we enjoy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in March. Besides, March seems like the perfect time to celebrate all things green!

At the beginning of the month, we read a few of our favorite books about St. Patrick’s Day and Ireland. We almost always plan to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day (just for fun), and we also plan a special meal and dessert.

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St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

I’ve gathered up a few of the cutest St. Patrick’s Day crafts. We’ll probably make several of them this year.

This Tissue Covered Shamrock Craft from Love to Laugh and Learn is simple and cute:

St. Patrick's Day Crafts

These Watercolor Shamrock Clover Cards from Hello, Wonderful are created with a neat color mixing technique:

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These Four-Leaf Clover Stamps are made from toilet paper rolls!

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And I love these Simple 3D Paper Shamrocks by Red Ted Art:

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St. Patrick’s Day Décor

I’ve always been drawn to more natural décor. The décor ideas below feature Mason jars, flowers, and other natural elements.

These green vintage style Ball Mason jars are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day décor! They’re such a beautiful green color!

This Easy Spring Centerpiece by Cottage at the Crossroads is so lovely!

I love the natural look of this Easy Potted Clover:

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Isn’t this the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?! This Ireland in a Jar by Sadie Seasongoods uses a vintage mason jar and tiny felted sheep!

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This Thrifty Hurricane Tutorial by Two Twenty One shows you how to make an adorable centerpiece featuring green split peas:

St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

For St. Patrick’s Day dinner, we like to have Corned Beef and Cabbage. So delicious!

I may try this Crock-Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe this year. Here’s a photo from our meal last year:

My oldest daughter also makes this delicious Shamrock Punch. It’s easy to make and it looks festive!

This St. Patrick’s Day White and Mint Chocolate Popcorn is easy to make and delicious!

This is a delicious St. Patrick's Day treat! Popcorn covered with white chocolate and mint chocolate candy!

We’re huge fans of playdough, and this St. Patrick’s Day green playdough from Being Creative to Keep My Sanity looks fun:

These clover-shaped rice crispy treats would be a huge hit with my kids:

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If you need a quick St. Patrick’s Day gift idea, here’s one that only takes a few minutes to make:

This is such a simple St. Patrick's Day gift or party favor idea!

St. Patrick’s Day Picture Books

I don’t have a long list of books for St. Patrick’s Day. In fact, we only have three. Here are our three favorites:

This first book, The Story of St. Patrick: More Than Shamrocks and Leprechauns, is my favorite. It tells the story of St. Patrick that most of us aren’t familiar with. Published by The Voice of the Martyrs, here’s a synopsis of the book:

Buried beneath the St. Patrick’s Day symbols of shamrocks and leprechauns lies the story of a man determined to share the message of salvation with the people who made him a slave.

If I could only pick one book to read for St. Patrick’s Day, it would be this one:

This second book, Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland, is told from a Catholic perspective.

While we aren’t Roman Catholic, this is a great book for learning some of the history of Patrick’s story. We usually read this one first, and then follow it up with the one mentioned above.

Fiona’s Lace is a beautiful story about an Irish family who immigrates to America.

We like to read this story in March because it’s the month where we’re thinking of all things Irish!

Does you family do anything special for St. Patrick’s Day? If so, what are some of your favorite St. Patrick’s Day ideas or activities?

St. Patrick's Day crafts, books, recipes, and ideas.


  1. What a great selection of ideas, som many kid friendly ones, too. My last name used to be O’Malley–my ex is related to Grace O’Malley, a woman pirate in the 1600’s–another great story to look into!I love Tommy Makem and the Clancy Brothers for housework music this time of year, too!

  2. Joy – such great ideas for St Patricks day and I just love the green mason jars – I’ve not seen them before. Thanks for sharing these crafts and ideas we are neighbors over at #LiveLifeWell Today.

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  3. We’re not at all Irish but we still enjoy celebrating with corned beef and cabbage meal and something minty and chocolatey for dessert.

  4. I love going all out for St. Patrick’s Day and this round up has it all!! Fun, elegant and kid friendly decor! I will be adding some or all of these to my home decor and menu!

  5. I love all of these, but I am 100% in love with the green mason jars with the pretty wild flowers. By far one of my fave St Patty’s Day decorations I’ve seen!

  6. What a great collection, Joy! Scheduling to pinning and sharing. The hurricane lamps are gorgeous and I just love your sweet mason jars. Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party!

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