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St. Patrick’s Day Fun

When my children were small, St. Patrick’s Day was a big deal in our family; those tricky leprechauns would invariably leave behind a path of shamrock glitter . . . which led to a box of Lucky Charms cereal, chocolate coins, and perhaps a bit of mischief.

Ingrates that we were, the kids and I began inventing leprechaun traps on St. Patrick’s Day eve. We were determined to catch the wee folk at their work. Alas, they were a bit too clever for us—but the fun was in the trying.

We hope you’ll enjoy the following St. Patrick’s Day crafting ideas . . . and that on March 17, you’ll be wearin’ o’ the green.

Do you have any St. Patrick’s Day traditions? We’d love to hear about them!

Erin go bragh!

Cindy B.
Sr. Staff Writer

Check out all of the fun embellishments you can make using the Full Heart Punch!

Make rainbows using the Big Shot and Circles Collection Framelits Dies. Create the pot using the Word Window and 1-3/4" Circle Punches.

Don’t you love the new Banner Framelits Dies and the Mini Metallic Clothespins? The Happy St. Patrick’s Day sign was designed using MDS. I adhered it to Champagne Glimmer Paper.

To make the leprechaun trap: adhere Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper (Gumball Green chevron) to an empty oatmeal box. Cut a border using the Big Shot, Large Scallop Edgelits Dies, and Gold Foil Paper. Cut the top using the Big Shot, Circle Collection Framelits Dies, and Gold Foil Paper. Use Gold Foil Paper, Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, Gold Baker’s Twine, the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, and MDS to make the sign. (I used hot glue and straws to assemble the “wee” ladder.) And if you love those pom-poms—get them for free with the Heartfelt Banner Kit when you spend $50.00 through March 31. (See our Sale-A-Bration (US/CA) page to learn more!)

Make “leprechaun footprints” using Gumball Green ink and the Baby Prints Stamp Set.

Basic Rhinestone Jewels add a bit of bling to our four-leaf clovers. For even more sparkle and shine, we tied the package with Gold Sequin Trim.


  • Bonnie Deibel

    Oct 22

    Fun! Thanks!

  • Cathy Warhank

    Oct 22

    What fun ideas! Love 'em!

  • Patricia Gessner

    Oct 22

    Such great ideas for St. Patrick's Day. The baby feet for the Leprechaun's feet was adorable.

  • Jen C.

    Oct 22

    DARLING Projects! Thanks for sharing!