Get Creative with Green: St. Patrick’s Day Decorating Ideas

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St. Patrick’s Day is coming up this Friday, March 17, 2018. Thinking about the holiday and its association with the colour green has us thinking about how so many interior designs are lacking the natural component that this colour can bring to any space.

Whether you’re looking to create a more elegant room or you’re looking to add a playful pop of colour, it’s time to add green to your radar! From a simple decorative plant to a multi-layered green interior, green comes in many shades and textures, making it a versatile option.

In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve shared some history and our favourite ideas for adding some green to your home!

History of St. Patrick’s Day

st. patrick's day history

St. Patrick’s Day is a global celebration of Irish culture on or around March 17. It particularly remembers Saint Patrick, one of Ireland’s patron saints, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century.

On St. Patrick’s Day, which falls during the Christian season of Lent, Irish families would traditionally attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon.

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st. patrick's day parade celebrations

St. Patrick’s Day is a bank holiday in Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) and the Republic of Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day is also a festive occasion in some parts of the world where it is not a public holiday.

Today, people of all backgrounds celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, especially throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. It is also celebrated in many other locations far from Ireland, including Japan, Singapore and Russia.

How to Decorate with Green: St. Patrick’s Day Edition

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Green is the colour most associated with St. Patrick’s Day, which not only commemorates the death of the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick but is also linked with Irish culture in general.

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, and every home could use a spot of green to honour the occasion. To help you get the luck of the Irish on your side, discover these fun and chic decorations.

Irish Flag Mason Jars

st. patrick's day irish flag mason jars
st. patrick's day shamrock and irish flag mason jars

Do you have empty mason jars just lying around with no purpose? If so, this one’s for you!

This clever craft is a great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. They are pretty but also serve as a neat function – you can fill them with anything you like (within reason). Fill them with flowers like above or use them as containers for utensils at your St. Patrick’s Day party.

If you’re feeling creative, you can easily make these yourself. Materials listed below. However, if you’re not the most creative or running short on time, you can buy them here. They also look great paired with my green and white shamrock jars.

Materials: mason jar, glass, vase, green paint, orange paint, white paint and paint brushes.

Succulent Wall Planter

st. patrick's day wall planter

Instead of framing a picture, why not a whole garden? Here, cutting of assorted succulents knit together to create a colourful, textural living tapestry. A living picture frame is the perfect St. Patrick’s Day accent.

Add a little charm and greenery to your home with an extravagant living-succulent picture. This succulent display is so stunning, it’s practically meant to be framed. Succulents are easiest plants to grow on earth.

This piece of handmade decor will last well after the spring holiday with minimal care. Choose a variety of succulents in shades of green to carry the theme throughout. A simple painted frame finishes this easy spring craft.

Here are the instructions, if you would like to recreate this stunning wall piece.

St. Patrick’s Day Wreath

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St. Patricks Day wreaths are perfect for bringing the luck of the Irish to your home! Want to make St. Patricks Day wreaths or just spruce up your home for March this year?

This is a simple way to decorate for St. Patrick’s Day.  You can make this wreath as classy, chic or rustic as you would like.

Greet the holiday with a handmade wreath that pops with shades of green. Create a stunning display of shamrocks with just a few simple supplies. Display your finished St. Patrick’s Day wreath year-round.

The most common St. Patrick’s Day symbol is the shamrock. The shamrock is the leaf of the clover plant and a symbol of the Holy Trinity. To learn how to make this, click here.

Shamrock Balloons

st. patrick's day shamrock balloons
st. patrick's day shamrock balloons

Accent your house with homemade Irish decorations this St. Patrick’s Day. For a quick St. Paddy’s room makeover, just add some shamrock! These are sure to give your home that Irish feel!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with glorious green decorations. These Shamrock St. Patrick’s Day balloons are the perfect addition to any St. Patrick’s Day party. You’ll have vibrant décor to enjoy all month long.

Decorating for St. Patrick’s Day doesn’t have to be time-consuming or expensive You can either buy these or easily make these in just a few minutes.  For a little extra fun, fill the balloons with confetti as an amusing way to celebrate the Irish national holiday.

Materials: Green heart-shaped balloons x4, green baking twine, scissors and helium (optional). Instructions here.

Greenery Centrepiece

st. patrick's day bells of ireland

Looking for St. Patrick’s Day decor you can leave up all spring long? A bright vase filled with Bells of Ireland is an elegant nod to the season’s signature shade. Place it on your dining or entry table for an Irish touch.

One of the most distinctive flowers in the garden, bells of Ireland have gorgeous, slightly fragrant blooms that are a striking yellow-green. You can use it almost like a foliage plant to set off more standard greens as well as yellow or white flowers.

Though it is the quintessential colour of spring, somehow green only seems to make it into a bouquet. Combining different shades of green, these floral arrangements demonstrate that the colour is truly worthy of its own display.

Irish Inspired Wall Decor

st. patrick's day wall decor
st. patrick's day wall decor

Transform your walls into a lucky shade of green in honour of St. Patrick’s Day. Glam up your wall space with a collection of clovers, horseshoes, or rainbow decorations.

Welcome St. Patrick’s Day with a touch of sweet charm using Irish themed wall decor! It’s an easy way to kick off the festivities. You’ll be able to show off your Irish roots in style this St. Paddy’s Day with incorporating some themed wall décor into your home.

Invoke feelings of warmth and playfulness in your home this St. Patrick’s Day with some ultra-playful St. Patrick’s Day wall decor. No matter if you love whimsical four-leaf clovers, mischievous leprechauns and divinely beautiful Celtic crosses, find phenomenal St. Patrick’s Day wall décor for your home wherever you look.


st. patrick's day home decorations

As you can see, it’s definitely time to spruce up your home this March with a bit of the green for St. Patrick’s Day.

It is such a fun holiday, and not just for the boozing — it’s the perfect opportunity for decorating. Embrace chic greens, golds, and Celtic patterns around the house and make this St. Patrick’s Day your best one yet.

May the luck of the Irish be with you.

Reminder: St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th, 2018.

St. Patrick's Day: Touches of Green Decor for Irish Inspiration
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