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Shamrock crafts for St. Patrick's Day

Melissa is the assignment editor and contributing writer for SheKnows Home and Living. While other little girls were playing dress up with Barbie, Melissa was busy remodeling Barbie's house. She now lives out her dream covering design an...

St. Patrick’s Day craft roundup

Get your family into the Irish spirit by celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with fun and easy crafts. We’ve rounded up our favorite shamrock crafts that are sure to get your little leprechauns leaping for joy.

Luck of the Irish journal

Luck of the Irish Journal

Courtesy of Cristin Frank, the Eve of Reduction

Materials:

  • Paper
  • Card stock
  • Hole punch
  • Bamboo skewer
  • Green cardboard or foam paper
  • 1 rubber band
  • Decorative paper or embellishments

Instructions:

  1. Cut a shamrock out of green foam paper or cardboard. Attach a bamboo skewer cut to the height of your journal. Attach the shamrock to the top to look like a wand.
  2. Cut paper and cover stock to your desired size.
  3. Punch two holes in the side for binding. Holes should be positioned to the size of your wand handle.
  4. Insert the folded end of a rubber band up through the top hole and stick the wand handle through it to keep it in place.
  5. On the back of the journal, stretch the other end of the rubber band up through the bottom hole.
  6. Insert the end of the wand into the bottom rubber band loop to serve as the binding.
  7. Decorate the cover with colored paper, stickers, stamps or other embellishments.
  8. Use journal to record your favorite St. Paddy's Day memories!

Shamrock coasters

Shamrock coasters

Courtesy of Scribble Shop

Materials:

  • Cork coasters
  • Acrylic paint in green and white
  • Gold metallic paint
  • A paint brush
  • Clear gloss paint

Instructions:

  1. Draw a shamrock on your coaster.
  2. Festively paint your shamrock green.
  3. Decorate with white and gold paint for embellishment.
  4. In the center of the shamrock, write "Happy St. Patrick's Day."
  5. Seal with clear gloss spray paint or varnish
  6. Grab your drink of choice and enjoy!

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Photo credits: Bugaboo, mini, mr & me; Lisa Leonard Designs; The Magic of Ordinary Things; Favecrafts.com; The Sewing LoftThe Hands-On Housewife; Cristin Frank; ScribbleShop.com
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