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St. Patrick’s Day Inspiration

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
~Irish Blessing

I must be honest, aside from wearing green to avoid being pinched and indulging in an occasional green beer I have never done much to cemebrate in St. Patrick’s Day. Fast forward to my children being in school and following Leprechaun Trails and looking for gold. This made me think that I should try and make this a more special event at home. If the kids school can leave little trails then why can’t I? Here are some fun ideas as well as the meaning behind this Green Holiday.

The meaning according to Wikipedia, Saint Patrick’s Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig) is a religious holiday celebrated internationally on 17 March. It is named after Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461), the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland. It originated as a Catholic holiday and became an official feast day in the early 17th century. It has gradually become more of a secular celebration of Ireland’s culture.

I found this easy way to decorate over at Simple as that. Such a cute and simple idea.

Another fun idea over at Tatertots and Jello. This is done with vinyl but an easier DIY would be to create something similar on your PC.

Funky Polka Dot Giraffe did a spin on a rainbow ~ she digitally created it BUT you could use real buttons as well. So fun!

Embellishing Life Everyday created a scrapbook page and decor all in one. This is an adorable way to showcase a photo and show off the holiday. I love that she then adds her completed page to her family scrapbook. Great idea!

Inspiring Creations well, inspired me! I think that I might make these for my men {big and small} for St. Patrick’s Day.

I love this welcoming front door decor over at Tracy’s Trinkets & Treasures. I see something like this in my decorating and crafting future 🙂

So these are just a few fun idea for decor and crafting for St. Patty’s Day.

Looking for fun foods to savor on St. Patty’s Day? Read on friends …

And now I am officially hungry. Lucky for me it is a rainy day so I think I shall use this time to make some cookies. Yum!

How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?