It’s easy being green! Learn how to decorate your St. Patrick’s Day mantel with quick and easy shamrock crafts you can make in thirty minutes or less. Plus, get a free printable shamrock template so you can make your own felt shamrocks.
Our fireplace is in our “formal” living room (by formal, I mean that there’s no TV there), and even though we rarely use the room I always decorate the mantel for each holiday. Along with our kitchen’s bookcase, the mantel is an easy spot to decorate because there’s not much required to make it look festive.
If you want to decorate your mantel for St. Patrick’s Day but don’t want to spend a lot of time or money, then these easy crafts are for you! This whole project took thirty minutes – between when my kids demanded a snack and then a drink. 🙂
3 Easy St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for a Green + Cheerful Mantel
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Sparkly Shamrock Sticker Art
The first so-simple-it’s-silly craft for our St. Patrick’s Day mantel is sticker art! To make it, you’ll need:
Remove the matte from the frame, tape the scrapbook paper to the back to keep it in place, then flip the matte back over. Place the stickers in a pattern you like before you remove the backing to ensure you like their placement.
Then, just adhere the stickers to the scrapbook paper and pop the whole thing back in the frame.
Instant St. Patrick’s Day art!
But, the mantel isn’t complete yet. There are still two more quick crafts to make!
Embellished St. Patrick’s Day Candle Holders
To make a festive “belt” to dress up a plain vase or candle holder, you’ll need:
- Gold glitter ribbon (leftover from the St. Patrick’s Day wreath)
- Felt shamrocks (I found these at my local JoAnn, and the package included solid lime-green shamrocks and the pretty laser-cut dark green shamrocks.)
- Tacky glue
- Hot glue gun
- Plain glass vase or candle holder
To make the embellished candle holder, first wrap the ribbon around your vase or plain candle holder and cut. Be sure to leave a little length to allow you to glue it later.
Then, add a bit of tacky glue to the back of the laser-cut felt shamrock and stick it on the solid shamrock.
Using your hot glue gun, attach the layered shamrocks to the gold ribbon. Lastly, wrap the ribbon tightly around your candle holder and stick the ribbon onto itself with a dab of hot glue.
Don’t glue the ribbon to the vase so that when St. Patrick’s Day is over you can simply slide the ribbon off and use the candle holder for the next holiday.
Now our St. Patrick’s Day mantel is almost done, but we need to make the finishing touch!
Simple St. Patrick’s Day Garland
To make this shamrock garland you’ll need:
- Fishing line
- Felt shamrocks (the same ones used for the candle holder)
- Hole punch
- Mini Command hooks
All there is to do is punch holes at the top of the shamrocks, weave the fishing line through the holes, tie loops on the ends, and hang on your mantel with little Command hooks.
Free Printable Shamrock Template
Can’t find any felt shamrocks at the store? Here’s a free printable template with shamrocks in two sizes. Just print, cut, and trace the shamrocks on green felt squares.
Make a St. Patrick’s Day Mantel in 30 Minutes
All three of these St. Patrick’s Day crafts took thirty minutes to make, so you can definitely dress up your mantel with a little Irish green this week. The best part? Once you learn how to make these basic crafts, you can easily customize them for any holiday (check out my Valentine’s Day mantel for proof).
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