5 Last-Minute DIY St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

by Dagmar Bleasdale on March 14, 2014

last-minute DIY St. Patrick's Day decor ideas, DagmarBleasdale.com

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You are looking for some easy St. Patrick’s Day ideas? Then you came to the right place!

5 Last-Minute DIY St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

Leprechaun Grilled Cheese

I love this idea because it doesn’t involve green, toxic food coloring: just add broccoli to grilled cheese!

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun school lunch: grilled cheese

St. Patrick’s Day Bunting

This bunting is simple and so cute. This would be a fun project to do with your kids this weekend. I’d use one of my many vintage books to make the flags.

Simple St. Patrick's Day Bunting

Irish Potato Soup

One word: yum. I’d make sure to make this soup with organic potatoes since potatoes are on the Dirty Dozen list and loaded with pesticides if not they are not grow organic.

Irish Potato Soup

St. Patrick’s Day Centerpiece with Candles and Split Peas

Now, how easy is this! What a great idea to use split peas with candles to create a centerpiece.

You don’t even have to make these hurricane candle holders — just fill a bowl with split peas and add a candle.

hurricane candles with green split peas, DIY St. Patrick's Day centerpiece

Food-Coloring Free Treats & Printable Goodie Bag Topper

I wanted to make St. Patrick’s Day goodie bags for our son and his classmates, but I couldn’t find one green treat that wasn’t full of unhealthy food coloring.

So I created this goodie bag topper — just download and print it for free — and filled the bag with healthy, green treats. Green and healthy, it’s a win-win.

last-minute St. Patrick’s Day decor, Free Printable Goodie Bag Topper

Here are more ideas: 6 Last-Minute DIY St. Patrick’s Day Decorating, Food, and Games Ideas.

You would also enjoy this post about my St. Patrick’s Day mantel decor:

St. Patrick's Day mantel decor. DagmarBleasdale.com

Have fun decorating for St. Patty’s Day!

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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Sherry February 28, 2016 at 10:37 PM

Great ideas for St. Patrick’s Day! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday.


Jeanne Grunert February 27, 2016 at 1:15 PM

Adorable ideas for St. Patrick’s Day! Very clever and easy to make, too. Thank you so much for sharing these on the #HomeMattersParty this week.


Ashley ~ 3 Little Greenwoods March 13, 2015 at 8:51 AM

Fabulous roundup for St Patrick’s Day! Thanks so much for sharing on Show Me Saturday!


Dagmar Bleasdale March 13, 2015 at 7:06 PM

Thanks, Ashley!


Heather D. (@GirlGoneMom) March 9, 2015 at 8:03 AM

Loved your ideas so much that I featured them this week for Motivation Monday! Thanks for linking up :)


Dagmar Bleasdale March 9, 2015 at 8:12 PM

Yes, I saw, thank you so much, Heather! I stumbled the post.


CJ Huang March 6, 2015 at 10:17 PM

What great ideas! I’m especially liking the Leprechaun Grilled Cheese. Maybe serve it with the Irish Potato Soup. :) Thanks for sharing with us on Inspire Me Monday. Hope to see you again next week!


Hollie March 6, 2015 at 9:42 PM

These are great! I especially love the bunting!


Dagmar Bleasdale March 6, 2015 at 10:34 PM

Thanks, Hollie!


Robin March 6, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Great ideas! I especially like the candles and split peas, this would be great anytime of year. Thanks for sharing at Fluster’s Creative Muster, I hope you’ll be joining us again.
~ Robin ~


Tammy March 2, 2015 at 10:37 PM

Love all these ideas… Thank you for sharing at Share it One More Time…


Amy @ Ms. Toody Goo Shoes February 27, 2015 at 10:02 PM

Great ideas – love the grilled cheese and the candles! Thanks so much for linking up at Best of the Weekend!


Cheri February 25, 2015 at 4:51 PM

visiting from Fluster Buster linky…love the ideas! especially the peas and candles…you could use all colors of beans to match the holiday! My DIL always makes the kids green eggs and ham for St. Pat day and they love it!


Becky at Cooking with Vinyl February 25, 2015 at 9:54 AM

Fun projects! I love the grilled cheese. I’m a new food blogger and found you on a link party. I’ve followed your social sites and hope we can connect on those. Can’t wait to read more of your blog. Becky


Dagmar Bleasdale February 25, 2015 at 12:57 PM

Hi Becky, thanks for coming by and connecting!


Mimi February 24, 2015 at 2:33 AM

Dagmar these are all so cute and clever! We have a lot of Irish friends here in Australia, and I wonder if you’d mind sharing this post at my new and shiny Linky party, Five Star Frugal. We’d love to have you…Mimi xxx


Cathy February 23, 2015 at 10:59 PM

Lobe this collection! Green is my favorite color and that makes this one fun holiday-the more green the better! Saying hi from the project inspired link party! :-)


Kathryn February 23, 2015 at 2:52 PM

Love the green grilled cheese, such a great idea to make for my brothers, thanks for sharing : )



Caryn March 15, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Great ideas! I thought about doing the dried peas in my hurricane candle holders this year. It’s such a clever idea. But every time I went to the store I’d always forget to pick them up. Where did you find the green cheese puffs? We are a chemical free house. We avoid artificial colors too. I might try something green in the grilled cheese with my boys. Of course in our house the bread has to be gluten free.


Dagmar Bleasdale March 16, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Hi Caryn, those are the green Pirate Booties. I wonder how the grilled cheese would taste if you add spinach, that would be good as well. Sounds like your home is very healthy, same here. How do you deal with going out or having your kids eat junk other parents bring in for their kid’s birthday party? That is the most challenging to me.


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