As a current inhabitant of Dublin, I am particularly excited about St. Patrick’s Day (even if none of my Irish friends are). This will be my second St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland, and I plan on doing a better job this time around of attending events in the four-day-festival the city now holds. Though I will probably avoid the drunken chaos of the Dublin parade, I have to hear some traditional Irish music and see some Irish games (hurling, Gaelic football). In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, here are our favorite St. Patrick’s Day craft projects from all over:
This St. Patrick’s Day Afghan knitting pattern is a really neat project from the Aranknits list. Each month, someone different designed an Irish-inspired afghan block, until there were 16 different blocks to make up the afghan for St. Patrick’s Day.
Try making these shamrock boutonnieres from Martha Stewart. She does everything so well.
This cute fabric Shamrock tutorial posted at Sunshine’s Creations is made by creating yo yos – so easy and really great to use as decorations. The site suggests making garland out of them!
This sparkly Four Leaf Clover Brooch by A Fanciful Twist is so bright and colorful I think you could wear it to bring you luck all year long!