Top 5 Decorations for
A "Lucky" St. Patrick's Day Front Door
Are you ready to shamrock the front door? We’ve put together 5 favorite St. Patrick’s Day decorating tips and ideas. From easy DIYs to clever money-saving hacks, you won’t need luck to make the neighbors green with envy this St. Patrick’s Day.
1. POT OF GOLD DIY
A quick and easy DIY you can complete in less than an hour! Gather or buy a bunch of different size rocks. Spray with metallic gold paint.
Fill a black pot with sand or gravel for stability and place the gold painted rocks on top.
You’ll find pots in dollar stores around St. Patrick’s Day. Or raid your Halloween decorations for a cauldron. Cast iron campfire pots also work.
Are you hosting a party? Top off the gold rocks with gold foil candy and let visitors take a treat.
2. SHAMROCK TOPIARIES
Topiary pots that can be changed for seasons are a great investment. They also add symmetry to a front porch decorating scheme. So go ahead, bit the bullet and buy some beautiful topiaries. You’ll be glad you did.
For St. Patrick’s Day, wrap ivy garland on the metal frame and tuck green mesh around the base. Finally, add a few green shamrocks. You can find these online or in craft stores.
To save money, use a tomato cage from a garden center instead of a topiary frame. Place the cage upside down in a pot and secure using sand or gravel. Twist the top together in the center.
3. EASY DIY ST. PATRICK’S DAY WREATH
Add a bow to a store-bought wreath for the quickest, easiest St. Patrick’s Day wreath. A grapevine wreath with neutral white flowers can be updated all spring and summer with ribbons and a few decorative accents. One purchase, many different wreaths!
Pick one ribbon pattern to use throughout your decorating. This will help tie pieces together and give your front door a consistent, polished look.
4. BOXWOOD FLOWER POTS
Plain terra cotta pots are transformed with a whitewash finish. Use craft acrylic paint and sand down for a distressed look. Place round faux boxwood balls on top. Change the ribbon and adapt this project for other holidays!
Remember the decorating Rule of 3! Make a trio of pots for better design aesthetic.
5. AN IRISH BLESSING SIGN
Don’t forget an Irish blessing! Whenever possible, add a sign to your front porch. It draws people in and speaks for you–so make sure you love it! Most wood signs can be outdoors for a few weeks without damage. But just in case, a quick coat of polyurethane will prevent fading and wear.
Make your own sign! Print out an Irish blessing or put those handwriting and calligraphy practice sheets to good use and write one out. Use outdoor-safe mod podge and apply to a piece of wood or a picture frame without the glass (to prevent breaks).
SHOW US YOUR SHAMROCK STYLE!
We want to see your shamrock style! What are your best St. Patrick’s Day front porch decorating ideas? Show us in the comments below.
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