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15 ‘Not Tacky’ Ways to Decorate for St Patrick’s Day

Holiday home decor doesn’t have to be tacky!  I love these ideas to decorate for St Patrick’s Day.  It takes the beautiful greens of the holiday, and combines them with simple ideas I’d be proud to display in my home!  


These ideas are fresh, beautiful, and not expensive at all!

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DIY HOME DECOR 10 Ways to decorate for st. patrick's day

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1 Decorate with Jars

You could paint some mason jars on your own, and fill them with some green flower and shrubs.   Put these on your kitchen table, a mantel, or end table!

2 Decorate the Entry way table 

This pretty idea from Dear Lillie can be added to your entry way table or a shelf or mantel! I love the board with the Irish message, and I LOVE the vases with the green and white flowers!

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3 Decorate your Dining Table with Simple table setting

This is definitely more specific to St. Patrick’s Day, but some of these table elements can be left on the table all month long! I love the shamrock plates and the green and white silverware!


4 Decorate with Apothecary jars

Apothecary Jars are fun to decorate with because the contents can be switched out for every single holiday! I love the classiness of these jars on a table or mantel!

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5 Decorate with Banners and plants

Banners can be super tacky, unless you find the right one!! I love this banner because it’s small, and doesn’t span the entire kitchen!  Print this one from Landeelu to decorate for St Patrick’s day.

6 Wreath or door decor

This wreath is simple beautiful!  Emphasis on the simple part! I love the shamrock with the letter in the middle, and that it’s made of wood. It’s so subtle that you might not even realize it’s a shamrock until you take a closer look. Win-win!

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7 Decorate with Candles

Decorating with candles is an easy, DIY way to change out your colors for every season!  For Valentines, these could be red. For Christmas you could use Gold or Green plus red.  The Fourth of July you could have red, white and blue.  Just use the same candle holders and swap your candles.

8- Decorate Boards

Make yourself, or grab on Etsy  Wooden boards that display the current holiday can be adorable on your porch or even on the top of your kitchen cupboards!

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9 –  Decorate the Mantel with Simple Decor

Very simple little sign (Kiss Me I’m Irish) and a vase with some simple greens is ALL you need!

10- Decorate with Throw pillows

And finally, simply switching up the throw pillows to decorate for St Patrick’s is so easy, and not tacky at all!decorate for St Patrick's

11 DIY St. Patrick’s Day Wreath

If you’re feeling a bit crafty, Grace Monroe Home has a wonderful tutorial on how to make an absolutely gorgeous St. Patricks’s Day Wreath.

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12 Decorated Serving Cart with St. Patrick’s Day Theme

If you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s day, don’t forget to decorate your serving cart! This is a fun way to really get into the holiday spirit.

13 Even More Mason Jars for St. Patrick’s Day

Look, we can’t help it.  We are absolutely crazy about Mason Jars, and they are great way to decorate too.  This particular decorated mason jar for St. Patricks’s day is super simple.

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14 St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Garden

This DIY Leprechaun garden is a fun family St. Patrick’s day craft, and a beautiful decoration.  Be sure to visit Baily & Birch to read all about the legend that goes with it!  This could be your new favorite St. Patrick’s Day family tradition!

15 Coffee Filter Shamrocks

These coffee filter shamrocks are super simple to make, but also beautiful.  This is a great craft, and a great centerpiece for the holiday!

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There you have it! Some simple, affordable, and best of all- not tacky ways to decorate for St. Patrick’s Day.

Wan’t to celebrate more? Don’t miss our favorite Fun St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Ideas, including our amazing Shamrock Shake Copycat Recipe!

10 Ways to decorate for St Patrick's day

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