Decor and Craft ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

Earlier this week I shared some fun ways to celebrate all things green this St. Patrick’s Day with recipes and unexpected “non food” treats for your whole family! Today is all about getting festive around the house with some DIY decor, crafts and even ideas on what to wear!

I LOVE to watch Stella walk in the door from school after I have decorated the house! She gets so excited and runs around pointing and giggling! Lately I have also been getting Stella’s help to decorate the house for any festivities – she gets into it and there is usually a craft involved that she get to make and see up in the house. We kick off the decorating with a trip together someplace like Party City, Dollarama, Target or even somewhere unexpected that has great cheap decor like Ikea or HomeSense!vscocam-photo-1

Processed with VSCOcam with a6 presetThis year I decorated with tissue honeycombs and paper fans from Target, paper products from Ikea, a homemade fabric banner and green washi tape! I also found some great free printables for Spring and St. Patrick’s Day here. Of course I also used my new toy {Cricut Explore} to make some fun shamrocks from green paint chips! You do not need much to make it look festive. I have seen some cute stuff on Pinterest where mamas go all out and have green “leprechaun footprints” around the house – but if you are like me anything green or rainbows will do it!

CRAFTS with the kiddos

There is endless crafts themed around pots of gold, rainbows, leprechauns and shamrocks! A super simple one Stella and I will do is this four hearts handprint shamrock. I brush the paint on her little hands and Stella does the high fives on paper and sprinkles the glitter! Monday is going to be a sea of green paint, paper and glitter at my house!handprint clover

Other crafts for toddler aged kids that I think are super cute are leprechaun fork beard print, paper plate leprechaun face, handprint leprechaun, fingerprint rainbow, or the classic fruity Cheerios rainbow necklace! Most of them are posted on the fabulous Crafty Morning Blog with tutorials. A super simple FREE activity is also to download and print a few of these themed coloring pages from Crayola online.

Hope this inspires you to get crafty with the kiddos and Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of you!
Kirsti

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