Thursday, 12 March 2015

Favourite Six St Patrick's Day Gifts

It's St Patrick's Day on Tuesday 17th March, so we thought we'd share some of our favourite handmade gift ideas. It's amazing how much gift inspiration you can draw from green, gold, rainbows and all things Irish...

1. Paper Shamrocks
These would be great fun for a party or a kid's bedroom. They're pretty easy to make, so the kids could have fun making these too.  

They would also look great in other colours - tonal or contrasting bright colours as a simple mobile to decorate a bedroom.  

Image from www.sugarbeecrafts.com


2. Fresh flowers in green jars
Either paint your own jars, or look for green jars in op shops or discount stores. 
You could also decorate a clear glass jar with a green ribbon. Flowers with large green leaves (like these tulips) complement the 'green' look. 

Image from www.yesterdayontuesday.com


3. Green gift hamper
This would make a great Thank You gift or a fun present for someone whose birthday falls on St Patrick's Day. You could also take a larger version of this hamper to work to share with your work colleagues. 

Image from www.thetoddanderinfavoritefive.com


4. Horseshoe with green ribbon
Horseshoes are considered to be lucky (just make sure they are turned this way up - so the luck stays in them!). Add some green ribbon and a personal message and they make a beautiful gift to adorn a front door. 

Image from www.theinteriorevolution.com


5. Pot of Gold
This is a classy gift for a classy recipient. The gifts you put in here obviously don't have to be real gold, and you could have some fun being a 'magpie' and finding gold trinkets to pop in here. A can of gold spray paint could also be your best friend here! We LOVE the gold pegs :-)

Image from www.persialou.com

6. Rainbow Lolly Bags
A few bags of coloured lollies, some gold coins, a glass (a clear plastic cup is better for kiddies), some cellophane, and ribbon is all that's required to make these fun little lolly pots. These would be great fun for kids to make with/for their friends - just expect a few lollies to go missing before they make it into the glass!

Image from www.icanteachmychild.com



Which St Patrick's Day gift idea do you like best? 
We'd love your thoughts - please comment below...

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