St. Patrick’s Day Make it Yourself Inspiration

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with food, fashion, and home decor. 

Every one of us is irish on St Patrick’s Day and lucky for you, I’ve got a few ideas to get your lucky charms flowing and your tartans tingling!  St Patrick’s Day celebrations in the U.S. start a few weeks before the actual day itself.  In Chicago, they dye the river emerald green and several parades are planned the week before St Patrick’s Day.

When it comes to the basics, check out these irish makeovers for food, fashion and home décor for a little inspiration… heck,  I’m even throwing in a small activity to keep your mind sharp….and live better creatively.

Let’s start with food…

Shepards Pie

Are ya looking forward to getting your meat and potato fix this St. Patrick’s day? Well, you’re in luck! I’ve got a delicious recipe for Shepherd’s Pie and an ice cream shamrock parfait for dessert. You can make a traditional Shepherd’s pie with my family recipe or if you’re going meatless try a flexitarian swap using lentils or tempeh instead of beef or lamb for a healthy alternative.

Irish Shamrock Parfait

Need a little sweet treat to finish off your meal… here’s a family favorite that’s delish anytime of the year….but especially great for a St Patrick’s celebration because it’s green!

 

Open the closet door to fashion…

Luck of the Irish Tshirt

Making a fashion statement is easy especially on St Patrick’s Day!  Truly, it’s all about the green! So strut your fashion forward style with an upcycled basic tee paired refashioned wide leg denims. They are all the ig rage these days.

And, with the luck of the stylish, you’ll be ready to hit the St. Patty’s day parade in your fashion best. Besides, who doesn’t look good in green…. I mean seriously it brings out your eyes.

upcycled green tee shirt with flowy sleeeves

First, upcycle a plain green tee by adding flowy sleeves for a fashion must have on St Patrick’s Day and any day! Then grab a pair of old denim jeans – any style that fits your hips and waist – you know – the way you like them to hug your curves – next cut open the front, add in a triangle piece of green fabric and you’ve got wide leg denim trousers that are totally on trend and perfect for St Patrick’s day.

Next up, home décor!

St Patrick's Day Home Decor Project

That’s right, our home decor should also get lucky today with a quick irish DIY refresh.  You can create your own Pot o’ Gold with a gold leaf appliqué on a simple ceramic pot.  My friend Kathy Cano-Murillo, the Crafty Chica shows you how.

And from my craft room, you can create these easy to make festive table toppers with fabric scraps and a little trim to finish off the look.

Irish Theme tabel topper

And finally…

If you’ve been doing mental gymnastics this year playing wordle then I bet you’ve got a massive vocabulary filed away in your brain. So pull out the best words and write a limerick for the whole clan.

WORDLE IMAGE

Limerick’s are 5 line poems that are all about syllables and rhymes. They use an AABBA rhyme scheme.  Lines 1, 2 and 5 have a cadence that jives and then lines 3 and 4 will have you coming back to write a few more.  Most limericks are funny and most are silly in nature.  Check out my try at creating a St Patty’s Day limerick:

Limerick 1:

There was a girl named Janie Clauss,
She lived in a stylish pink house,
Her clothing was there,
She wore braided hair,
And spent her last dime on a blouse.

Limerick 2:

We all celebrate St Patrick’s Day,
With drinks, pie and limericks to say,
So feel the luck,
And spend a buck,
Throw on the green and go out and play!

Orange Beard Mask

We could all use another reason to celebrate life, so with a little inspiration and some imagination you can live lucky like the Irish too!

Slainte!

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