St. Paddy’s decoupage roundup

I have to admit, I haven’t made anything for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s not really a holiday I’ve ever celebrated. That’s all about to change, because I happened upon these projects below, and wow – who knew St. Patty’s could be so cool?

St. Patrick’s Day Centerpiece by Lulu’s Tiles

Lucky Wood Board at Inspiring Creations

Spring Green Hair Clips from Cathie Filian

Shamrock Tree in Frame by Inspiring Creations (had to feature her twice!)

Are these fun or what? I think you need to make something for St. Patrick’s Day too – and you have the whole week still . . . .



  1. says

    I love my self-healing cutting mat. Of course, I use it to cut paper and what not. But I also use it when I use Mod Podge and it scrapes right off. I also use when I’m crafting stuff on the couch (lazy!) as a flat hard surface. I’ve used it as a ruler when I can’t find a real ruler. It’s so versatile!!


  2. Walkers says


    Thanks so much for the mention! My crafting life is complete lol. My favortie crafty tool is probably my cricut or sewing machine.

    lulustiles (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. ScrappinCntryGrl says

    I agree, never celebrated St Patty’s other then wearig green on that day……but the hair pins are so adorable!!

    Dhacct69 at hotmaill dot com

    Denise, Arkansas

  4. Heidi@TheCraftMonkey says

    I’ve never decorated for MOST of the holidays I decorate for now that I blog/craft! It’s a sickness isn’t it!! LOL, oh yea, pick me! pick me!

  5. scrappinqueen1 says

    Great projects! I’d have to say my favorite crafty tool right now is still, and probably always will be for awhile, my Quickutz Silhouette SD! It rocks!

  6. Dayna says

    My favorite crafting tool right now is my Texture Boutique for embossing. Love it!! Thanks for another chance to win :)


  7. stlbarb says

    I plan to make pins from dominoes. Not sure yet what the image will be….. but I better get busy!

  8. Angie Crosser says

    I love St. Patricks because of all the fun crafts there are to make for it!! Even more fun is that you have to be creative because there isn’t much out there. My favorite craft tool is my paper cutter. I know it seems simple but I tried to make a craft recently somewhere where I didn’t have one….big mistake! I had to go buy one!!! It’s the simple things that make my crafts so much better!!! Love the Lucky wooden sign. Looks like im on my way to the craft store later today for a few supplies to make one!

  9. Tamara says

    OMG!!! I am just a little bit Irish, but when it comes to St. Paddy’s Day, you’d think I was an authentic Galway Girl! I cook a mean corn beef and cabbage and drink Guiness with the best of them…
    I love the bouquet of clover in the jar and the Lucky sign. I see that one being made before the end of the day today! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Stephanie says

    Wow those are classy St. Patrick day decor! I LOVE my Big Shot! I had to get one because I can’t cut circles! It works awesome with fabric too!

  11. Deedles says

    I’ve never really decorated much for St. Patty’s day either though I should since my son is half Irish. Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Stephanie says

    Dang! I don’t think my comment posted! Well what I said is that I LOVE the St Patrick’s Day stuff you posted and my Big Shot!

  13. Sue says

  14. SkyleRae says

    I forget about St. Patricks Day too! Which is crazy because my birthday is 6 days before that! But those projects are super cute! THanks for sharing them and being so inspiring!

  15. Melissa says

    Currently my favorite crafty tool is my sewing machine. But you can never go wrong with a good paper cutter.

  16. HopHopJingleBoo says

    well st. patty day is cool the shades of green and that neat clover form to play with..favorite tool?? well what would I do without my handy glue gun its a love hate relationship..

  17. Linh C. says

  18. Michelle says

    I’m a fairly new crafter with not too many tools… but I think my favourite is my paint brush. I use it for mod podge, glue, paint, everything!

  19. Erin says

    I haven’t made any st.patty’s day goodies. Maybe I should. Thanks for the inspo!

  20. Savannah O'Gwynn says

    MY fav crafty tool….I think I posted this on yesterday’s comment about my cutting mat under my work area. It saves my desk from everything! LOVE IT! I love all my tools–but anything to save my desk–love love love it:)

  21. says

    I’m not much on the celebration of St. Paticks Day either, but those are really cute projects if I were.
    Need some Mod Podge. Just about out!

  22. Kelli @ RTSM says

    I think my hot glue gun is probably my favorite craft tool….though I am starting to really love my Cricut too:)

  23. Two Dollars says

    I use my simple paper cutter ALL the time and can’t imagine life without it :)

  24. Helga says

  25. Jeff and Bethany Davis says

  26. Amy@OCD: Obsessive Creative Disorder says

    I don’t really have any crafting tools, unless you count scissors, a glue gun, and a corner rounder… I’d love to have a machine that made vinyl letters and shapes, but for now I just freehand with a paint pen or permanent marker- even when it comes to sayings on the wall!

  27. Freebie Hunter says

    I just love the “Lucky Jar” – I want one too. I am looking for a St. Pats project for a 3 yr. old.
    I also want to win! thx for great posts – keep it up!

  28. connie says

    I love the St. Patrick Day projects. I need to try to make the hair clips for my granddaughters.

  29. Tami says

    I’ve entered every.stinking. time! One day I’ll win. If not, it may be time for me to just go buy my own. I’m not a great mod podger. I’ve tried. My daughter Erika at Oops I Craft My Pants! is amazing at it. Mine just seem to always get botched somehow. Practice, practice, practice is all I can do, right??

    Thanks for your blog. I love and adore it.

    Here’s to winning….

    [email protected]

  30. Heather says

    My favorite crafty tool would have to be my sewing machine! well, that and mod podge! :)

  31. Stacey says

    Where would I be without my X-acto blade? I never can get the hang of scissors. How I passed kindergarten I will never know.
    Super glue is quite handy as well.

  32. jengd says

    I have a Big Shot (thanks to a Michaels 55% off coupon last year) and a Cricut (thanks to Mom and Dad for my bday present!) I love them both but need to use them more.

  33. meghan lee says

    Favorite tool? Hmm, I’m thinking a big ol’ plastic tablecloth to contain the mess! (:

    meghanlw (at) ymail (dot) com

  34. Chantel and Michael Magistro says

    I think I’d have to say that my favorite craft tools are mod podge and paper!

    sweetest_kitten@hotmail dot com

  35. Lady Strathconn says

    The product I really want to love is the Cricut, but I don’t have one yet. My favorite crafty tool is my knitting needles.

  36. ScrappyGirl says

  37. NanaBeth says

    I have a Big Shot that I am just learning to use but I think I’m in love. I like that you can cut thicker-and more intereting-material with it.

  38. Bree says

  39. Ashley Nguyen Newell says

    These projects are all awesome! I don’t have any St Patrick’s Day decor, maybe I should make some. :)

  40. Carly says

  41. ke_ke827 says

    Well St.Pattys is a tradition where I live. People from all over come in celebrate and I just cant wait. I live in Savannah, GA and its a sin not to wear green for the weekend before and for St pattys day. I go all out for my clothes I tie dye anything I can green and. Its so much fun. And we drink lots of green beer :)..

    Anyways My favorite craft tool(right now) is Hmm…is my airbrush. I just have so much fun playing around with it even tho I still learning new techniques!
    Thanks for the giveaway

  42. Kristina says

    Right now my favorite craft tools are my glue gun, Mod Podge, and Exacto-knives…but I’m also a fairly new crafter.

  43. Jamie Pearson says

  44. Moonshadow says

    I don’t have a favorite crafty tool yet, I’ll let you know after my studio is done and I can find a favorite. :)

  45. Jaded says

    Overall, my favorite tool is the sewing machine I inherited from my grandmother, but my new favorite toy is the non-stick mat I just bought. NOTHING sticks to it!

  46. Heather K says

    My favorite craft tool would be my new sewing/embroidry machine (thanks to my husband who always supports my hobbies.) I use modge podge a lot at school in my class room. great stuff!!

  47. Ashley @ Ashley's Craft Corner says

    My favorite craft tool would probably be my hot glue gun. Ribbon is my favorite crafty item…although I don’t know that it counts as a tool. :)

  48. Marsha says

    I love my cricut! It’s so easy to add titles and accents to scrapbook pages now. I’m going to try cutting vinyl letters to make some wall art, too!

  49. youngmi says

    i love my cricut but i may love my dissection scissors more. i bought them in college because they were the perfect size (and super sharp!) for cutting small details. i don’t know what i’d do if i ever lost it!

  50. JENNIFER says

  51. suzof7 says

    That’s a tough one, but I love my little sewing scissors that my MIL bought me. They are so handy and perfect for so many tasks.
    the7clarks2005 yahoo com
    Thank you!!

  52. Janalee says

    I just got a Cricut for Christmas and I don’t know how I crafted without one! Makes all the Mod Podge projects easy!

  53. Sue (Someone's Mom) says

    Yesterday I bought my first bottle of Mod Podge in so many years I can’t remember. Tonight I happen upon your blog. Fate? Kismet? Maybe just a blogger who is grasping at straws as she tries to remember how to craft?

    I’ll be reading many of your posts!


  54. Lisa H. says

    You’re inspiring me to decorate for St. Patty’s Day! Right now my favorite crafting tool is my sewing machine. Love it!

  55. The Nostalgic Scrapper says

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  57. paperpapier says

    my fav craft tool at the moment is my notebook&printer because 99.9% of my project is done using digi image.
    Cuttlebug is my next-to-acquire wishlist tool…because i love to cut flowers and swirls pattern.

  58. Rebecca says

    my favorite crafting tool at the time would be pliers… i make a lot of jewelry and it is not possible without those badboys!
    BUT- i guarantee that i would have a new favorite if i won a set of of wonderful Mod Podge!!!
    mrscoachhatfield at yahoo dot com

  59. NuminosityBeads says

    I had my first date with my husband on St. Patrick’s day.
    My favorite craft tool is my round nosed pliers but now that I’m doing more collage I’m into the Mod Podge

    Kim numinositybeads(at) gmail (dot) com

  60. Jersey says

    these are great! last year i made paper shamrock brooches. im excited to try these new ideas this year!

  61. lavendarrose29 says

    These St Patricks day crafts rock. Thks for the great ensemble of artists.

  62. says

    My favorite crafty tool are my left handed sewing scissors… my life changed when I quit using my mom’s righty pair and got my own grown up pair!

    jenkins.brianna at gmail!

  63. Corinne says

  64. RoseMamie says

    I love the St. Patrick’s day crafts! With a last name like Quinn you have to be a wee bit Irish and we celebrate every year :) My favorite craft tool right now is my sewing machine, but my Cricut is a close second. Overall I’ve been using Mod Podge more than anything else recently though, so I guess that needs to be in there too! LOL

  65. grblog says

    NEVER CELEBRATED ST. PATTY’S DAY?? Girl, you need to come to come on down to Cleveland and we’ll do it up! (plus, my b-day is right after and it’s been my own personal holiday….hooray!) Now my favorite craft tool…probably my X-acto knife. Couldn’t live without it! Happy National Craft Month, and come on around CraftTestDummies on to win some goodies and not just giving them away for a change!

  66. The Parrotts says

    I really love the stuff in the first pic…I’m going to check out her website right now!

    Did you post winners from last week’s giveaway? I read the posts, but didn’t see it…anyway, thanks again for such fantastic ideas AND giveaways :)

    nursenicki at

  67. says

    It would be a toss up between my Xyron and Sewing Machine. I swear I use that sticky making machine at least twice a week for something or the other!
    -craftysmurfette – gmail

  68. Rachel says

    My favorite tool is my sewing machine! It’s not very portable but it’s oh-so-useful and I love it. :)

  69. Aelysium says

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  71. Anika says

    I’m not a St. Patty’s day decorator, either, but all these “lucky” things are SO cute!
    My most used crafting tool is my bone folder (of all things!) I use it for everything!

  72. girlfiend says

    My favorite craft tool is my cutting mat! It makes clean up after crafts with my kids a breeze and saves my desk and dining room table from spills.

    girlfiend47 (at) gmail (dot) com

  73. Betsy J says

    Oooooh,new toys are FUN! Good times. I probably could not live without my hot glue gun. It’s fast. It’s a pretty color. And gosh darn it,it’s fun!!

  74. Heather says

    I think your blog is great. I love mod podge.. and a good scotch brite pad :) a question for the pro too; if I’m mod podge-ing a softer hard suitcase (kind of like what I’ve seen before on your blog) what kind of ‘podge do you recommend? I know there are different kinds… for fabric, hard surfaces, more durable, etc. thanks for your expertise!

  75. says

    Never mod podge anything in my life. I need to get with the program. There’s a whole adventure on the other side of the world that I’m missing out on. In the meanwhile, I’ll stick with my handy dandy glue gun. =)

  76. Suzuka says

    I’m personally very fond of my felting needles… it’d be hard to get any of my projects done without them!

  77. MeredithM says

  78. Stacy L. says

    my fav tool really depends on what I’m doing at the moment! But I love having a good sharp strong pair of scissors. That goes for about everything I’m doing!

  79. Ciacchina says

    ho appena ricevuto la big-shot per il mio compleanno…e mi piace da impazzire!

  80. Marija says

    I do a lot of origami and papercutting so I can’t live without my cutting knife (scalpel) and cutting mat (need a lot of paper squares ready for folding), although I do use scissors sometimes and cut freestyle in the air hehe

    Don’t like my hot glue gun that much, I’d like to have a smaller and more precise one 😛

    Marija, Zagreb

    m a r i j a . 8 6 . p u p i c (AT) g m a i l . c o m

  81. Lindsay says

    I love this post! Love st.patty’s day and all the creations that you are sharing! xo

  82. berg4 says

  83. Swedie says

    My favorite tool is the Bind It All. I love being able to put books and other things together in that easy, sturdy way.


  84. Izzy says

    My favorite crafting tool = my hands!!! I even apply decoupage glue with my fingers – crazy, I know! Other than that, I’m addicted to my scalpel… :)


  85. Melissa says

    Wow just one tool? Before I got heavy into sewing it was my Cropodile Big Bite but now it’s my sewing machine. If that doesn’t count, my rotary cutter. How did I get along without one?

  86. Mrs. Olsen says

    Ok, that is pretty basic, but I really love my glue gun! Maybe it’s not so much that I love it and it’s exciting, but I use it a lot! rebolsen at gmail dot com

  87. cstironkat says

    I just got done making lucky Irish dogs crafts today using Mod Podge. They turned out so cute. I could not live with my exacto knives.

  88. Stephanie says

  89. T Rumfelt says

    My most favorite supply is probably some sort of x-acto knife or scissor, followed by some sort of glue.

    St Patrick’s one of the few holidays I’ve never really gotten behind. A pity, really – green’s one of my favorite colors. Just… not Shamrock green, unfortunately.

    -TLR ([email protected])

  90. Lindsey says

    I think a pair of really great scissors would be my favorite crafting tool…because no matter what I am working on…I end up using them throughout the whole project!

  91. Nina Originals says

    I like the shamrock centerpiece. I don’t do anything for St. Pat’s except the “wearin’ of the green”. Favorite crafting tool right now would be the cuttlebug embossing folders – give me texture!

  92. missylou968 says

    My favorite crafting tool is now Mod Podge! Where has this stuff been my entire life? I even lay awake last night thinking of things to Mod Podge…then I spotted my ceiling fan…hmmmm… how about my end table, or a backsplash in the kitchen? My husband is going to think I’ve gone insane. So much to Mod Podge, so little time….
    missylou968 (at) aol (dot) com

  93. Jen says

    CUUUTE hair clips! The school I las worked at had a provo craft cricket circuit cutter. I LOVED IT!! I used to for everything!! One day I’d love to have one in my home. =)

  94. Buttercup says

    I don’t know if they count as a tool, but my envelope templates have been getting a lot of play lately. I may have more envelopes than I will ever need. Just maybe.

  95. Noblekatt says

  96. Emily says

    I love love love mounting spray. I use it all the time. Sometimes I spray it just to spray it.

  97. Jen Adkins says

    My favorite tool is my KNK (though my netbook has to be in there as well). I’d love a chance to sample the ModPodge.

  98. NotWaving_Drowning says

    Now that I’ve seen those ideas.. I can see the office being decorated with the green!! Thanks for the tips.

  99. nicole.arnett says

    How can you pick only one favorite crafty tool?! Lately, I’ve been using mod podge like crazy. I’m not sure if it’s technically a tool or not, but I’ve been using it a LOT. Also, I recently got a paper slicer/cutter which has been very handy to have, especially since I cannot cut straight even if I’m going by a line.
    ([email protected])

  100. Angie Smith says

    I have so many tools that I really don’t use them all. I have been wanting a Big Shot for quite sometime but Santa read the first thing on the list and brought me a Canon camera outfit this past Christmas. I have been using it quite a bit and have found some neat ideas over your blog to preserve my pics in special ways. So I totally welcome the chance to win the Modge Podge gift pack!!!