St. Patrick’s Day Projects: Crafts, Decorations & Recipes
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Shamrocks are a traditional symbol of Ireland and Irish Catholic identity. St Patrick used the Shamrock to demonstrate the Christian idea of the trinity to pre-Christian Irish, and his has been associated with him ever since. Wearing a shamrock to show this affiliation is believed to have evolved into the practice of wearing green to represent Ireland and St Patrick’s Day. Craftsters have used this theme to make some wonderful wearables to celebrate the day. In the hands of our crafty members, even traditions hundreds of years old can suddenly become fresh and unique. This is one of the reasons so many of us come here first for inspiration.
For a more subdued, but still festive look, these Craftsters have made some lovely St Patrick’s Day themed jewelry and accessories. They are perfect to accent any outfit, whether in the office or drinking green beer at a parade. You can avoid being pinched for not “wearing the green,” while showing off your crafty skills if you make one of these projects!
Many people like to celebrate with traditional Irish food and drinks. Green beer is not exactly a traditional Irish beverage, but it’s a popular choice. For less colorful options, Guiness or other Irish stout, Irish whiskey (such as Jameson’s) and Irish cream (Bailey’s is a popular example) are all good selections. Several members have posted delicious Irish recipes you can try at home, for an authentically Irish meal.
You’re never to young to be Irish, or to pretend you are. Craftster kids can get into the festivities, too. Here are some adorable St. Patrick’s Day projects for babies and kids, posted by some of our wonderfully creative, crafty parents. You can also involve the whole family with St. Patrick’s Day projects for the house. Your space can reflect your Irish pride or admiration, and lend some green to your world.
Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Have you done any themed crafts for the occasion? We’d love to hear about it!