16 Eco-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

St. Patrick's Day Projects: Shamrock Crafts

St. Patrick’s Day is more than just a holiday for wearing green and getting drunk.

Seriously, Friends, you’re better than that.

As our first holiday of the year with spring-like weather, St. Patrick’s Day is for sure worth celebrating. Check out these eco-friendly treats, decorations, and fun activities that will make your St. Patrick’s Day great!

1. bell pepper shamrock stampLook what a perfect shamrock stamp a bell pepper makes!

2. crocheted shamrockHere’s a good way to use up some of your scrap yarn.

3. embroidery hoop wreathIf you find a place to permanently hang your embroidery hoop, you can simply switch out the embellishments for each holiday.

4. felt shamrock hair clip. Use wool felt or Eco-fi recycled felt for this project.

5. flower pot leprechaun hatAfter the holiday, turn it over and plant something!

6. green soy candleYou can use this all season!

7. Irish flag Mason jarHere’s a cute way to upcycle your old spaghetti sauce jars.

8. recycled broochDon’t get pinched.

9. recycled garlandThis garland is easy enough to throw together for some last-minute festivity, and using recycled components means you won’t even have to leave the house for supplies.

10. shamrock button artDig through your button stash and find all the green ones for this project.

11. shamrock scarfUse cotton yarn if it’s warmer where you live, and warm if it’s still cold.

12.  soda breadThis multi-grain recipe is a healthy choice for your celebration!

13. toilet paper tube leprechaun hatsThese would make a cute craft for a kids’ party.

14. toilet paper tube shamrockYou know we love our toilet paper tube crafts!

15. Valentine shamrockDid someone spoil you with lots of boxes of chocolates? Upcycle them into one festive shamrock!

16. wine cork shamrockOkay, fine–you can get a little drunk!

Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.

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