Top of the Morning with These Lucky Saint Patrick’s Day Craft Projects (Third Edition)

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Now it’s on to the crafts. Since Saint Patrick’s Day isn’t as big a holiday like Easter. But that doesn’t keep stores from selling green decorations as soon as Valentine’s Day is over. Because there are plenty of people known to go all out on March 17. While green is a predominant color, you also have pots of gold coins, rainbows, shamrocks, and leprechauns. And while it’s typically a holiday associated with parades and heavy drinking, there are plenty of stuff for families to do with the kids. Like do little acts of mischief in the house and pretend it was the work of leprechauns crashing your place. I’m sure your little kids would love it like my sister did when she was 3. Nonetheless, here is another assortment of St. Patrick’s Day crafts for your reading pleasure. Enjoy.

  1. You’ll be lucky to have this flashy wreath at your front door.

This one is replete with green shiny vines and gold ribbon. Like the green bow.

2. Perhaps a shamrock bouquet on your table.

Well, at least the shamrock is prominently featured here. Like the gold beads and decomesh.

3. This green tulle wreath has a Irish touch.

Has a shamrock hanging and gold coins. Too bad the coins are plastic as expected.

4. For good luck, grace your door with this wooden shamrock.

Well, it’s a wooden shamrock with some smaller green shamrocks on the side. Also, it even says, “Lucky.”

5. You’d always be top of the morning with this green ribbon wreath.

This one has decomesh ribbons and a shiny shamrock in the middle. Perfect for any St. Paddy’s Day door.

6. A shamrock bouquet always needs a white rose.

And you can use these on tables if you want to. Though make sure they’re fake if you plan to take your St. Paddy’s party outdoors.

7. Curl up on your couch with this Saint Patrick’s Day pillow.

This one uses a 4 leaf clover print. Nevertheless, I’m sure you can find it on Etsy.

8. A St. Patrick’s Day lantern should have yellow flowers.

Okay, it has white flowers, too. Also includes clover and a bow from a shamrock ribbon.

9. Doesn’t hurt to have a shamrock in green zigzags.

It’s touched with a green polka dot ribbon. Great for any door for St. Paddy’s Day.

10. 2 shamrocks is luckier than one.

Well, one is smaller than the other and in a lighter color. But both are bordered with gold and have shiny glitter.

11. Got green baubles? Make a wreath out of them.

This one also contains shiny shamrock vines, small shamrocks, and a shamrock ribbon tied in a bow. Got to love this one.

12. A rainbow rag wreath always needs a pot of gold.

Sure most of it is in felt ties. But you have to admire the creativity on this. So pretty.

13. Nobody can resist this St. Paddy’s Day owl.

It’s even in a green shamrock pattern. And yes, it’s a hoot.

14. How about a green wreath with flowers?

The flowers are made out of tissue paper. And the wreath is atop a white frame with a light green ribbon.

15. Anyone would be lucky to have this pot of gold pot.

Has a gold glitter top and shamrock. And you can put candy in it as you please.

16. Welcome your guests with this leprechaun hat display.

Well, this one has hat over a shamrock in a pot. Love to have it outside my door.

17. A shamrock stands out on a wooden panel.

Well, it’s certainly a nice 4-leaf clover on a panel. And it’s held by sturdy string.

18. A St. Patrick’s Day wreath can never have enough shamrocks.

You have shamrocks on the decomesh as well as on the ribbon. Still, you have to love the bow.

19. How about you punch a few shamrocks out of this hat?

Yet, it’s nonetheless green and worthy to hang on a wall. Like the striped bow, too.

20. You’ll have plenty luck from the Irish with this shamrock.

Though considering Ireland’s history, I’m not sure if you want the luck of the Irish. Because they spent a considerable time under British rule. And went through a famine in the 1840s.

21. Care for a burlap wreath of shamrocks?

This one has a bow on the top and shiny shamrocks on all sides. Quite lovely on any door.

22. A St. Patrick’s Day candle can bring you some luck.

This a mostly decomesh decoration. Includes shamrocks and a leprechaun hat.

23. With this wreath you’ll receive an Irish blessing.

Well, St. Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday in Ireland. So it’s only natural to include a craft with a cross.

24. Any little leprechaun would love to have this crocheted hat.

Well, it’s a rather small green bowler. But the golden is quite charming.

25. You can’t go wrong with this St. Paddy’s Day display on your table.

This one has 3 metal tiers with shamrock lights, leprechauns, and a pot of chocolate toffees. Got to love the coins surrounding it.

26. Perhaps a simple yarn wreath with shamrocks will do.

It’s mostly green with some gold on one side. Still, you got to admire the shamrocks.

27. If you like flowers, you might want a green hydrangea wreath.

Well, they’re white and in shades of green. And it’s topped with a green ribbon.

28. Hang this leprechaun hat on your lucky wall.

It’s mostly made of felt with shamrocks. Some of these are held by ribbons and buttons.

29. Shamrocks can come in an array of patterns.

Two of these shamrocks are polka dots. One is in plaid. And they’re all different sizes.

30. Perhaps a green shamrock wreath would suit your fancy.

This one is made from burlap. The leaves are made from wire hangers. Love it.

31. For a simple decoration, try some baubles in a glass vase.

Well, it’s quite interesting. And the ornaments are quite green with gold tops.

32. You’ll have plenty of luck in this basket.

Helps that it’s a green basket filled with shamrocks. Though Irish luck isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.

33. Wooden shamrocks should come with a few ribbons.

All of these are green with different patterns. Perfect to set on any table.

34. There’s no greener tree than one for St. Patrick’s Day.

Includes shamrocks, leprechauns, pots of gold, and horseshoes. Perfect for a festive party on March 17.

35.  If you’re into St. Patrick’s Day, you must have an Irish heart.

Lo and behold, I find a heart with a shamrock on top. Love the green stripes.

36. If you love leprechauns, then these flower pot hats are for you.

These seem like something kids would do. But each has a shamrock and glitter gold buckle.

37. Wear your Irish pride with this shamrock pendant.

This one is in a crocheted pattern. While delicate, it goes well on a gold chain.

38. For extra luck, how about a shamrock with horseshoes?

And it’s on a wooden panel. Still, you have to admire the creativity on this one.

39. You’ll find so many shamrocks on this pillow.

The shamrock is in the center with a button. And even the fabric has shamrocks as well.

40. Instead of a wreath, you might want a green square frame.

This one has a couple of fans in the corner. And it contains some shamrocks with an Irish touch.

41. Light up your St. Paddy’s Day with this lantern.

Okay, maybe not since it has a candle inside. This one has ribbons and flowers on top.

42. Show your Irish pride with this St. Patrick’s Day wreath.

This one depicts a painting of shamrocks, leprechaun wreath, and the Irish flag. And all surrounded by decomesh and burlap.

43. Anyone could adore this wooden shamrock on a panel.

This is painted and held by a green ribbon. Great for any wall for Saint Patrick’s Day.

44. Greet visitors with Irish hospitality with this striped wreath.

This is a yarn wreath with some green shamrock flowers. Got to love this.

45. Perhaps you might endear yourself to this green daisy tree.

Well, you have to love the flowers. Even has gold coins on the pot and a bow.

46. Enrich your St. Paddy’s Day with a wreath of flowers and shamrocks.

The flowers are on top. The shamrocks are on the bottom. And almost all are in green.

47. If you need luck, you might want to go with this simple white wreath.

Contains 3 crocheted shamrocks on the bottom. Yet, the middle spells out “luck.”

48. Hope this sign can give you a true Irish welcome.

Includes shamrocks, a leprechaun, a horseshoe, and a pot of gold. And they’re hanging on a green sign.

49. Wear your Irish pride with this shamrock ring.

The shamrock is 4 leaves and is made out of ribbons. And it has a stone for a sparkly touch.

50. Care for a pot of 4-leaf clovers?

The clovers are all fake and inside a white urn. But it seems simple enough to create.

51. You’ll find a wire tree coming from this leprechaun hat.

Contains stars and shamrocks. But it seems to have a certain whimsical charm.

52. Wear your Irish pride with this shamrock pendant.

Well, it’s attached to a chain and seems straight out of Etsy. But it’s nonetheless beautifully painted.

53. Sometimes a leprechaun hat is all a wreath needs.

The hat is made out of felt. The wreath is made from decomesh and is topped with a bow if shamrock ribbon.

54. If you love ribbons, then this is the St. Patrick’s Day wreath is for you.

The ribbons are in shades of green and a variety of patterns. And it has a shamrock hanging in the middle.

55. This planter will give you plenty of luck outside your door.

This one has “luck” in weird letters with green flowers. And it even lights up.

56. How about a shamrock in shamrock prints?

It’s 4 leaves and tied with a bow in plaid ribbons. Perfect for any mantle or table.

57. Hope you can have luck with this burlap display.

Has the word “luck” in burlap against a green wooden panel. But try to find the small shamrock in the “U.”

58. For a more naturalistic decor, go with this wreath.

Sure the foliage on this one is fake. Yet, it’s quite lovely in its own way.

59. You can’t help but be charmed by this rainbow wreath.

This one also contains a pot of gold, clouds, a leprechaun, and lots of shamrocks. Perfect for an Irish door.

60. Grace your St. Patrick’s Day table with this lovely table runner.

This one it has a shamrock pattern on several patches. Would be afraid to spill anything on this though.

61. Light up your table with these St. Patrick’s Day candles.

Both of these are filled with green beans and flowers with ribbons. Yet, they’re quite pretty if you ask me.

62. Nobody could resist this shamrock block.

Has a rather whimsical shamrock. Small but quite lovely.

63. Greet your guests on Saint Patrick’s Day with this green felt wreath.

Has a shiny shamrock near the bottom. And a green ribbon bow on top.

64. Use some St. Patrick’s Day strips for this table runner.

Sure it might have several patterns. But it’s quite whimsical to see.

65. Snuggle up on St. Paddy’s Day with this leprechaun hat pillow.

This one is made from a fuzzy green fabric with a buckle and ribbon. So cute.

66. Perhaps you might want a flower wreath with that green flower tree.

This one has ribbons on top and plastic coins dangling. The flowers are in green and white.

67. Care to put an urn of shamrocks next to your door?

Includes shamrocks and other decorations. And all on top of fake grass.

68. Irish eyes shine on this wreath.

Includes flowers of green, orange, and white. Like the Irish flag.

69. Rock the St. Patrick’s Day parade with this shiny leprechaun hat.

Includes green feathers and gold beads. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or Mardi Gras.

70. You’ll find a lot of green in this leprechaun hat.

Yes, it’s used as a pot where you can grow stuff. Yet, I got to love the shamrocks in a row.

71. Anyone would be lucky to have these St. Patrick’s Day tea lights.

Well, it has shamrock decorations on top. And a soft green base on the bottom.

72. A leprechaun always treasures his pot of gold.

Apparently, the leprechaun has dove into his pot of gold to care. Now his legs stick out.

73.  Always wish Irish blessings with flowers

Has a picture in the middle along with flowers surrounding it. Love the butterfly.

74. If you don’t like wreaths, perhaps a painted shamrock will suit you.

Yes, this one has swirls and a white border. And it’s topped with a light green bow.

75. This rainbow wreath can certainly wow guests on St. Paddy’s Day.

Has gold coins hanging by green ribbons. Love the colors on this one.

76. Go to the St. Patrick’s Day parade with this shamrock headband.

This seems quite simple with gold shamrocks against green. Wouldn’t mind wearing this on March 17.

77. You can’t have too many green flowers on a St. Patrick’s Day wreath.

For some reasons, I find green flowers strange. Love the shamrock on this.

78. Don’t leave for the parade without these lucky pins.

Each pin has a shamrock or two and a band of gold. Wouldn’t mind wearing any of these.

79. Throw your St. Patrick’s Day party with this shamrock wreath.

This one is wrapped in a frame with green cloth. There’s also a fan with a bow in the center.

80. Perhaps a leafy green wreath will make you feel lucky.

This one has green leaves and white berries. But the green and white bow really stands out here. Love it.

81. Show how lucky you are with this wooden sign.

This one “Luck” on green letters on white. Love the shamrock on the horseshoe “U.”

82. Odd to see leprechauns on the candles.

This is a planter with green flowers and candles inside. Has leprechauns on top and shamrocks on the side.

83. Best to say Saint Patrick’s Day with duct tape roses.

The flowers are in green and/or white. And they’re surrounded by green foliage like it’s a St. Paddy’s Day bouquet.

84. You’ll be tickled on St. Paddy’s Day with this feathered wreath.

Includes a green bowler hat with gold coins surrounding it and a pot. So stunning and festive.

85. How about a fancy shamrock for your wall?

This shamrock has 3 leaves in an intricate design. And there’s a 4 leaf shamrock in the center.

86. Anyone would be blessed with this ribbon wreath.

The ribbons are rather thick. Yet, this one also has a green cross with a shamrock.

87. These shamrock mason jars are golden.

These are spray-painted with gold and have shamrocks on them. Simple to make but make sure you use drop cloths first.

88. Use this post to welcome St. Paddy’s Day guests to your humble home.

This is made out of wood with a green shamrock on wires. Lovely.

89. For a more festive St. Patrick’s Day party, may I interest you in this leprechaun wreath?

Has a little leprechaun outfit with flowers, ribbons, and baubles. Available on Etsy.

90. With this St. Patrick’s Day bottle light, you’ll always feel lucky.

This one has shamrocks on the body, green ribbon on the nozzle, and decorations on top. Love this.

91. Show your Irish pride with these pillows.

One pillow says, “lucky.” Another says, “Irish.” Both are white with fringes and shamrocks.

92. Grace your front door on St. Paddy’s day with this shamrock ribbon wreath.

Because the ribbon on this wreath has shamrocks. Though there are some flowers on one of the sides.

93. Wish everyone a Happy Saint Patrick’s Day with this wooden hanging on your door.

Has shamrocks of different shades of green with each word. Kind of whimsical but unique.

94. Care for a green and gold St. Paddy’s Day bouquet?

You’ll find white, green, and gold flowers in this bucket. And it’s all tied with a bow in a shamrock bucket. So pretty.

95. Perhaps you might want to hang a wreath with a leprechaun hat.

This one has a leprechaun hat panel on the grapevine wreath. And it’s tied with a green bow to hang on one’s front door.

96. Impress your St. Patrick’s Day guests with this Emerald City table display.

This one is surely a work of ambition. Not sure what the Emerald City has to do with St. Patrick’s Day. Other than it being green of course.

97. Bring comfort to your Irish guests with this Irish blessing sign.

You probably know this saying. But it’s nonetheless on green with gold shamrocks.

98. You’ll always feel lucky with this rainbow and pot of gold.

This one is painted with the word “lucky” on the gold. So pretty and intricate.

99. Anyone would adore these St. Paddy’s Day trees.

These are white with green baubles and shamrocks. Perfect for any mini St. Paddy’s Day village.

100. You can’t have St. Patrick’s Day without these leprechaun bottles.

Each of these are green with a black belt and gold buckle. Each of these also has a shiny green hat with a shamrock.

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Erin Go Bragh with These Lucky Treats on Saint Patrick’s Day (Fourth Edition)

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Now that Valentine’s Day is over, feel free to take down the red and pink hearts and put in the green shamrocks, rainbows, and the pots of gold. Though keep in mind that the Irish take the leprechauns as offensive Irish stereotypes. Nonetheless, while some may bask in the parades and pub crawls on March 17, others might find their own way to party. This especially goes in families with kids where getting sloshed in honor of one’s Irish heritage isn’t really an option. Then again, many people around the world celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day and they don’t have to be Irish. Or even Christian since Saint Patrick is a patron saint of Ireland. Anyway, for your reading pleasure, I present to you another assortment of St. Paddy’s Day goodies. Expect a lot of green food here, not limited to green eggs and ham. Because that’s Dr. Seuss.

  1. Care for some St. Paddy’s Day chocolates?

Also includes shamrocks with a button on center. I’m sure these are professionally made though.

2. Put some green in your St. Patrick’s Day Chex mix.

Well, they mostly seem to consist of green M&Ms. Also includes Cheeze-It’s and pretzels.

3. You’ll feel lucky with these pot of gold cookie sandwiches.

The colors are together that they resemble flowers. So they’d probably be good for Easter as well.

4. Speaking of rainbows, take a bite out of this wrap.

Contains a different food for each color. And the clouds are sour cream.

5. Dip your shamrock cookies in this rainbow concoction.

Well, this person’s using animal crackers, which is just as well. Just hope you don’t mix the colors together before serving.

6. This veggie leprechaun makes a healthy lunch.

Got to love the baby carrot beard. He also has a hat sandwich.

7. On a cold day in March, warm yourself to some green shamrock soup.

Comes with some shamrock toast. Still, I’m not sure what the green soup is comprised of right now. Perhaps it’s peas, potatoes, or some other veggies.

8. Can’t have Irish stew with some Celtic knot bread.

Not sure how you can get this shape in a bread. But I can understand how it would go well with Irish stew.

9. You’ll find a rainbow surprise in these cupcakes.

Though the rainbow seems a bit pastel colored. Yet, each is topped with a green shamrock.

10. Grace your St. Paddy’s Day dessert platter with this rainbow trifle.

Consists of layers of jello and whipped cream. And you’ll find gold chocolate coins on top.

11. On this Irish flag cheese pizza, add some pepper shamrocks.

I guess the green part has food dye. Because you don’t want to eat actual green cheese since it moldy.

12. These green lip pops seem like they’ve just kissed the Blarney Stone.

I’m sure these are professionally made. Yet, they’re nonetheless a creative dessert.

13. Any little leprechaun would crave for this green lunch.

Includes grapes and peas along with some pizzas. Any kid would be lucky to have this.

14. For a sweet snack, munch on these green pretzel sandwiches.

Each one of these has green cream. Also covered in icing and sprinkles.

15. Have your little leprechauns wake up this Saint Patrick’s Day with some rainbow pancakes.

Each color layer is topped with whipped cream. Top is covered in sprinkles. May be guaranteed to clog your arteries.

16. Nothing makes an Irish dinner like some shamrock meat pies.

Well, they do eat meat pies in Ireland and Great Britain. But these shamrocks aren’t clovers.

17. For a healthy lunch, you can’t go wrong with this veggie rainbow.

The rainbow consists of peppers. The clouds are made of cauliflower. The pot of gold is cheese dip.

18. You’ll be lucky to have some Lucky Charms popcorn as a St. Patrick’s Day snack.

Okay, they just have the Lucky Charms marshmallows. Yet, you have some chocolate popcorn pieces on top.

19. Anyone will feel lucky with these cups.

Each is a sugar cookie filled with white cream. Each has a shamrock on top.

20. Delight your guests to some rainbow fruit salad.

After all, fruits come in all different colors of the rainbow. Comes with cream to dip stuff in.

21. You’ll be green with envy for these cupcakes.

Each of these is covered in green icing with a shamrock on top. Perfect for any St. Patrick’s Day party.

22. Care for some rainbow fruit pie?

Each slice has different fruits for all 6 colors. And all top on white cream.

23. Hope you find a pot of gold with this rainbow cake.

Each slice has all the colors of the rainbow in swirls. Not sure how to make this to keep the colors separate.

24. Sprinkle some Lucky Charms into your St. Paddy’s Day ice cream.

I bet the flavor here is Irish cream, which is booze I think. Still, with the Lucky Charms marshmallows, it’s probably magically delicious.

25. Perhaps you might want to say “Happy Saint Patrick’s Day” on a cookie cake.

Well, this one has shamrocks, rainbow, and a pot of gold in icing. Though it certainly seems professionally made.

26. Whipped cream and Lucky Charms always go well on green pancakes.

Sure it seems like you can get this at IHOP. Yet, it’s said to be a magical part of a complete Saint Patrick’s Day breakfast.

27. It’s never Saint Patrick’s Day without some of these shamrock cracker snacks.

Each of these has corned beef and veggies. Doesn’t sound very appetizing to me when you add the corned beef.

28. Serve guests at your St. Paddy’s Day party with some rainbow pizza.

Sure there’s no blue in it since no blue veggie exist. But each is sliced in a triangle.

29. For a healthy treat, go with a fruit salad flag.

Consists of kiwis, banana slices, and peach slices. Definitely not fruits you’ll find in Ireland.

30. I suppose an egg and rainbow fruit salad makes a great St. Paddy’s Day breakfast.

Not sure what the bread is for. But each color is a different fruit. The egg is the sun.

31. For St. Patrick’s Day dessert, you might want some gold icing on your green cupcakes.

Each cupcake also has green sprinkles. But the icing seems quite orange, too.

32. You’ll be lucky to find these rainbow strawberries in a pot of gold.

Each strawberry is decorated in icing of each rainbow color. But no, they won’t lead you to a pot of gold.

33. How about some fried dough in a Celtic knot?

Not sure how you can pull of that intricate design. But if you can, go for it.

34. Perhaps some St. Patrick’s Day pizza may suit your fancy.

Well, it has plenty of peppers for orange, yellow, and green. Pepperoni goes for the red. Olives are blue and red onion is purple.

35. No St. Patrick’s party can be complete without some Irish cream dip.

I’m sure this is for cookies. Contains chocolate syrup and green sprinkles.

36. A St. Paddy’s Day Rice cereal cake always has to include some Lucky Charms.

And I see that the marshmallows are on top. Mostly since they’re the reason why kids love the cereal in the first place.

37.  Serve Saint Patrick’s Day dinner with some shamrock rolls.

Each roll is tied into a 3 leaf shamrock. Goes well with Irish stew.

38. These iced pretzels always make for a lucky St. Paddy’s Day treat.

Each of these is decorated in unique ways. Some have sprinkles while others have green drizzle.

39. You’ll be in for a lucky surprise with this rainbow cake.

Since it contains some gold chocolate balls inside. Hope you don’t spill out the contents.

40. How about a slice of shamrock pie for dessert?

Seems like a mint chocolate one to me. Even has a chocolate shamrock on a slice.

41. St. Paddy’s Day deviled eggs should always have some green to them.

Seems that the outside have of these has some intricate green design. Luckily it’s all food coloring.

42. No one could resist these rainbow jello cups.

Well, this one only consists of 5 colors since some of the layers are opaque. But make sure it doesn’t contain alcohol before your kids eat it.

43. Shamrock cupcakes are always golden.

Each of these has a green shamrock over gold icing. And they’re chocolate, too.

44. Any little leprechaun would adore these marshmallow hats.

Each of these is on a thin mint with a green marshmallow. Contains an icing buckle and fruit roll up rainbow shamrock.

45. You can’t celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day without some green velvet cupcakes.

Each of these is formed into as shamrock. And they’re all covered in white icing for a decorative touch.

46. It’s always top of the morning with green waffles.

Care to have it topped with chocolate chip mint? Part of this dessert Saint Paddy’s Day breakfast.

47. Though you might be more interested in a healthier breakfast.

Even includes a green omelet. Don’t worry, it’s just food coloring.

48. For a bit of luck, try some shamrock soda bread.

By the way, it has a green shamrock inside. Also, are those raisins? Disgusting.

49. How about some gold coins with your shamrock?

Yes, these are pancakes. Luckily, you won’t need to do anything to the gold coins.

50. As long as the M&Ms are green, you can make a shamrock.

Don’t forget to surround the cake with Kit Kat bars. Got to love that chocolatey goodness.

51. Any little leprechaun would love these rainbow pies.

Each of these comes with a pot of gold. too. Rainbow mostly consists of sprinkles.

52. You’ll taste the rainbow with these fruit tacos.

Each of the fruit represents a rainbow color. And they’re all in small wraps.

53. For dessert, can I interest you in some Irish flag trifle.

Each is in a layer of orange and green jello along with whipped cream. Great for any St. Paddy’s Day dessert platter.

54. You can’t do without some shamrock pizza at a St. Patrick’s Day party.

This one doesn’t have sauce. But it has some peppers as shamrocks.

55. Care for a green ham sandwich?

Yes, it looks disgusting. But at least it’s just the bread that’s green with food coloring.

56. You’ll always feel lucky with these shamrock cookies.

Well, the center cookie is a shamrock. But they’re all covered in green sugar just the same. Part of a gift set.

57. Make your Saint Patrick’s Day a lucky occasion with this magnificent cake.

This is a wedding cake. Yet, it certainly fits the occasion with the shamrocks.

58. A rainbow fruit salad always shines with marshmallow clouds.

Sure it’s not as vibrant as some of the other fruit salad rainbows. Yet, it nonetheless covers the plate.

59. When it’s chilly, feel free to warm yourself with some shamrock cheese and potato soup.

Well, it has some shamrock toast on it for luck. And it’s covered with horseradish for green.

60. Hope you can press your luck to enjoy this Saint Patrick’s Day fudge.

And yes, it’s green. But it’s covered with sprinkle shamrocks to drive the St. Paddy’s Day point.

61. At the end of the rainbow, you’ll find a pot of gold.

Oddly, these coins depict a portrait of John F. Kennedy. Not sure what that’s about.

62. Nothing makes Saint Patrick’s Day like shamrock noodles.

The leaves are made of tortellini in pesto. The stems are celery.

63. Make your guests feel lucky with these green hat cookies.

Sure they may be professionally made. But each one has a black belt with a gold buckle.

64. Shamrocks can come in all kinds of patterns.

Each of these is in green icing and different patterns. Some are plaid and some have dots.

65. Take a lucky bite out of these St. Patrick’s Day Rice Krispie treats.

Each of these has green icing on top with sprinkles. Still, like the shamrocks in the center.

66. Sometimes you might want to make a simple lunch.

The rainbow consists of fruits and veggies. The pot of gold is a sandwich with cheddar coins.

67. You’ll be lucky to find these pot of gold cookies.

The pots are in chocolate icing. And the rainbows are made of fruit roll ups.

68. There are plenty of layers with this rainbow cake.

This one has 5 layers and not in order. Topped with whipped cream and sprinkles.

69. Greet the top of the morning with these rainbow donuts.

Each of the rainbows is made of icing. And the icing only covers half of it.

70. Any leprechaun would cherish this bento lunch.

This one has a leprechaun sandwich and shamrock chips. I’m sure Irish child eyes are shining here.

71. Greet Saint Patrick’s Day with rainbow fruit salad and shamrock toasts.

This one has 2 toasts. And each fruit is a different color.

72. Grace your St. Paddy’s Day dessert platter with this pot of gold and rainbow cake.

This one is on top of a hat with a shamrocks on the rainbow. Love this.

73. For a lucky snack, try these 3 leaf clover pretzel bites.

Consists of green M&Ms on nutella with green icing for a stem. Great for parties.

74. You’ll have a lucky platter with this shamrock cookie cake.

It’s all smothered in green icing and sugar. And it’s piped in white. So pretty. Also covers a whole table.

75. There’s a lot of color to this rainbow trifle.

Each layer is made out of jello. Set it near a pot of gold. Or you could just use coins.

76. For your Saint Patrick’s Day dessert platter, try some of these rainbow palmiers.

Palmiers are a type of cookie. The rainbow inside is made out of sugar.

77. Perhaps a rainbow lollipop cake will suit your fancy.

You can tell by now that I prefer rainbows over leprechauns. Because rainbows are pretty. And I’m part Irish.

78. These rainbow cake squares come bite size.

Each of these has several layers in each color. And you can eat these small squares with a toothpick.

79. You can always put a shamrock on a mint brownie.

I don’t think you can eat the clover unless you’re a rabbit. Yet, it’s pure chocolatey mint goodness.

80. There’s a great many color in this rainbow pound cake.

Each slice has colors in stripes. And the top is covered icing and sprinkles.

The Hidden World of Mardi Gras Masks

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Another big February holiday that’s coming up is Mardi Gras as Carnival season will soon be in full swing back in Europe. And one of the features in Carnival are these fancy masks. They may give you an impression of what you see in a masquerade ball with dazzling costumes as you might’ve seen in my post on the Venetian Carnival. This year, with Ash Wednesday falling on Valentine’s Day, it’s fair to say that Mardi Gras will fall on the day before. So I might as well get it out of the way if I can. Still, the masks can be as elaborate as the costumes themselves as you can see above. Some have gold. Some have feathers. Some have lovely embroidery. And some even have jewels. But each mask can be beautiful in its own way. So for your reading pleasure, I give you an assortment of unique Mardi Gras masks.

  1. A bejeweled mask always sparkles.

This is a silver and jeweled Mardi Gras mask meant for a wedding. And yes, it probably costs more than some wedding dresses.

2. A jester mask is perfect for a festive occasion.

This one has golden jingles and thread. But the hat is in purple silk.

3. You can always shine in a mask with pearls.

Well, this one mostly has embroidery. But it’s the pearls that really make it shine.

4. A golden mask has a certain kind of elegance.

This one is a metal mask. Looks incredibly delicate. Not sure if I’d want to wear it on my face.

5. Couples’ masks should always be color coordinated.

The golden one with horses is the man’s. The golden one with jewels and embroidery is the woman’s. And I suppose the costumes match as well.

6. A blue mask should come with beats and feathers.

This one has beaded blue flowers, black embroidery, and blue feathers. And you can hold it over your face with a stick.

7. A black jester mask has a certain mystique to it.

Also has some gold on the eyes as well as black fabric with jingles. I guess this one doesn’t come cheap.

8. Sometimes a simple white mask will do.

Has a silk flower and silver trim. Seems as if you can make this one yourself from stuff at a craft store.

9. You can always make a mask sparkle with glitter.

This one has purple and silver glitter all over it. Still, got to love the shape and design.

10. An ornate golden mask should come with a few jewels on it.

This one has an intricate golden design that almost seems antique. Still, love the pearls and jewels on it. Lovely.

11. Perhaps a black mask may suit your fancy.

This one has feathers and jewels with gold embroidery on the edges. And all on black silk.

12. If you don’t like feathers, how about a mask with a butterfly wing?

The butterfly wing is silver with stones encrusted. Still, seems quite delicate to wear.

13. A jester mask can always use a few jingles.

This one is in classic Mardi Gras colors of yellow, green, white, and purple. But it seems more Venetian Carnival than New Orleans.

14. A Mardi Gras masks can come with a special touch.

This one is also in classic Mardi Gras colors. But it has purple flower decoration in silk.

15. Perhaps a mask with a diamond pattern could suit your fancy.

This golden mask has a diamond pattern in black, red, white, and gold. And it has a flower design on the top.

16. A white mask can always use some lace.

This one also contains feathers and beaded flowers. Perfect for a masquerade party.

17. A mask like this comes in all rainbow colors.

And they’re all stacked against each other as if they go together. They also have matching ribbons.

18. A purple mask can always use some fancy feathers.

This one has golden glitter. But the flamboyant purple feathers really make this mask stand out.

19. Speaking of feathers, how about ones in purple and green?

Also has a jewel in the front. Are the feathers fake? Looks like it. But hey, it’s for the festive occasion.

20. Black feathers always give a mask a certain mystique.

This one also has black glitter around the eyes. And it contains a jewel on the top for added elegance.

21. A fancy purple mask should come with a fancy stick.

Bet you can find this one at a masquerade ball. Love the jewel and feathers.

22. A pink mask should come with all the trimmings.

This one comes with a flower, feathers, ribbons, and fringe. And you can hold it with a stick.

23. A jester mask can sometimes intimidate.

This is a joker Venetian mask. And it seems to match the gold diamond one I previously showed. Still, quite exquisite to look at.

24. A green mask can show exquisite taste.

This one seems to be covered in velvet with feathers and ribbons. But it’s nonetheless festive.

25. A joker’s hat can consist of purple triangle strips.

Seems easy enough. Though I think this mask is specially made. Also, the ruff is purple as well.

26. Anyone would die for a mask of encrusted stones.

Though I suspect those aren’t real diamonds. Else it would be very expensive. Still, seems quite delicate.

27. A simple mask can always have some festive decorations.

Yet, from the mask I see here, this one seems like a DIY. Still, love the feathers.

28. A feathered mask should always include one from a peacock.

Well, peacock feathers are always associated with Mardi Gras. But this one is quite festive.

29. For added mystery, you might want a mask of black lace.

Comes with a black feather and red roses. Great for a black lace dress.

30. For more elegance, try a few peacock feathers.

This green one also has purple feathers and ribbons. Nonetheless, it’s quite fancy.

31. Perhaps you might want a small gold hat with your pink mask.

Well, it’s a very tiny hat with a pink feather and flowers. Still, got to love the design.

32. A beaded mask can always stand out at a ball.

Well, this one is encrusted with jewels of all kinds of colors. But you have to admire the detail.

33. With this mask, you can see a golden swan.

Because part of the mask has a swan decoration on it. Seems as graceful as it appears delicate.

34. Couples’ masks should always match.

These are both black and gold. And I guess they go with costumes with similar colors and styles.

35. To stand out, try a mask with long horns.

Yes, this seems quite intimidating and one you can poke someone’s eye out. Still, looks pretty awesome.

36. How about a golden mask trimmed with black?

There are black sequins on the eye slits and borders. But it has a beaded and feathered decoration.

37. Perhaps you might want to wear a black velvet mask with lace.

Well, it has lace along the edges. But it has an ornate strap on the back as well.

38. A black velvet mask could use a few feathers.

This one has golden trim to match. Yet, it’s the feathers that grab my attention.

39. A blue and white mask should include the moon.

Well, it’s blue on one side and white on the other. Yet, the moon on this one is a blue crescent.

40. This blue beak mask comes with some ornate pearls.

Looks quite fancy with silver brocade. Nevertheless, love the pearls on silver chains.

41. A blue and white mask can come with a quality decoration.

This one has blue feathers and a flower. And it’s covered in blue glitter.

42. An ornate black mask can have as many decorations as you want it to.

This one has all kinds of stuff on it like feathers and beads. Not sure how to put this one on.

43. You can shine at carnival with even a partial mask.

This one has a feather decoration with a jewel. Not to mention, some decor on the mask itself.

44. Perhaps you might want to wear a gold and blue mask.

This one is gold with a blue swan in glitter. Includes feathers and a flower.

45. Sparkle at the masquerade ball with this jewel encrusted mask.

This one certainly doesn’t look at all cheap. Wouldn’t be surprised if it costs as much as a car. Comes in a fancy stick.

46. You can always impress in a mask of spectacular feathers.

You might easily wear this one with a fancy dress. Love the gold and jewel decorations, too.

47. This Venetian mask has some small paintings.

I guess this one is an antique museum piece. Still, you have the love the detail.

48. A mask like this is as simple as black and white.

Well, it’s black on one side and white on the other. And each side has its own decorations.

49. Be the envy of the ball with this golden mask of black feathers.

You can see this fancy gold mask has black glitter around the eyes. But the feathers really show.

50. A golden mask should come with golden roses.

Comes with golden tulle under the golden roses. Still, it’s quite lovely.

51. Capture that mysterious elegance with a mask of black metal.

Has jewels at the top. Nonetheless, I’m sure people will recognize you wearing this one.

52. Jewels can even sparkle among gold embroidery.

Well, it’s quite fancy and ornate. Still, got to love the flowery designs.

53. Perhaps you’d want a small butterfly on your mask.

Well, it’s a fancy mask with a small metal butterfly. Looks quite delicate even with the black stone.

54. A red mask should always be fancy.

This one has jewels at the center. Touched off with a feather, bow, and jewel piece.

55. A purple mask should come with a matching purple feather.

This one is covered with glitter and jewels. Still, love the feathers and jewels on the side.

56. A black lace mask with a jewel can cause quite a sensation.

This one has a bow and jewel at the side. Still, this is quite a magnificent sight to see.

57. Sometimes all a mask needs is a jewel on top.

This one has a jewel on top along with smaller stones around the eyes. Heightens the mystique if you get my drift.

58. You might prefer a black metal mask encrusted with pink jewels.

Well, its quite fancy as it’s delicate. Not sure if I’d want to wear it though.

59. Perhaps you might want a jester mask with a velvet hat.

The hat is mostly purple and green with gold embroidery. Also has glitter on the eyes and a gold ball on the nose.

60. How about a Mardi Gras masks of diamonds?

The diamonds are yellow, green, and purple. Has a plume on the side with those same colors.

61. There’s a certain elegance with a macramé gold mask of jewels.

This one is quite fancy. Though the jewels really shimmer on this mask. Love it.

62. Perhaps you might want this beaky mask of diamonds?

This one has gold on the eyes. Nevertheless, it looks kind of creepy to me.

63. You’d almost think this mask brings music to the ears.

This one is white with golden trimmed eyes and gold and white rope on the edge. Still, it’s quite lovely.

64. You’d almost think this mask was meant for the Queen of Diamonds.

Well, it has quite a regal disposition. But you have to love the pattern and design.

65. How about a white mask with a green cloth flower?

This one has gold trim on the edges and eyes. Yet, I really like the decoration on the side.

66. A mysterious black velvet mask should come with some beaded trim.

This one has jewels and bead decorations. Great for any little black dress at a masquerade.

67. A fancy purple mask should always impress with feathers.

This one has yellow and purple ribbons. Also, includes yellow trim around the eyes and edge. So pretty.

68. With this mask, you’ll be shrouded in mystery.

This gold one includes black and gold glitter. Love the sparkly golden rope edging. And it comes on a stick.

69. Sometimes a simple flower is all you need.

This one has gold embroidery on the eyes and edges. And the purple flower is touched with a purple ribbon.

70. You can make a spectacular entrance with this black feathered mask.

This one has jewels around the face. And it has a black stone on the top above the nose.

71. You might see a tune on this black long nosed mask.

Well, along the eyes at least. Still, you have to love the gold decorative detail on it.

72. Perhaps you might want a mask of black feathers and beads.

Not sure what to make about the feathers. Yet, I do like the black sequins around the eyes.

73. A black mask can always use some purple sparkle.

Got to love the glitter on this one. Really brings out the eyes. There’s also purple trim along the edges, too.

74. How about a pink mask with black lace?

This one has black trim around the eyes and edges. Still, love the black jeweled decoration on the sides.

75. You’d almost think this mask was made for a Spanish tango.

This is a red mask covered in black lace. Includes a red rose and feather. Lovely.

76. You’d almost swear these jewels shimmer like the sun.

This one has purple stones on it as far as I can tell. Love the sparkle.

77. Perhaps a sinister jester mask may suit your fancy.

Well, it certainly seems sinister to me. Still, it has plenty of jingles and shiny cloth for the hat and collar.

78. How about a mask with a feather headdress?

Well, this one has black and blue feathers around the face. Quite exquisite if you ask me.

79. A bright blue mask should be brightly decorated.

Well, it’s a feather swan mask anyway. Comes with a blue feather and all kinds of ribbons.

80. If you want to look like Big Bird’s evil twin, this hooked nose mask is for you.

Well, it’s quite ornate with gold covering part of it. Love the detail. Great if you dressed as a plague doctor.

81. A fancy black mask should come with feathers and flowers.

This one has a black swan in glitter on it. Yet, you have to love the feather and rose on the side.

82. A black and gold mask can always impress.

This one has black and gold flowers and black lace edging. Not sure what the branches are for though.

83. A red and gold mask like can brighten a festive occasion.

Has jewels on the top. Includes red tassels on each side. So pretty.

84. Everyone will remember this blue mask with a black swan.

This one is quite ornate that you have to admire the style. Love the decoration on the other

85. You can easily flutter in this black metal butterfly mask.

Well, it’s not entirely black. But you have to like the beautiful design. Not sure if I’d like to wear it though.

86. A fancy red mask should be decked in jewels and lace.

This is quite lovely. Great with a scarlet dress if you want to be that scarlet woman.

87. How about a red mask with feathers and a swan?

Yes, the red and black feathers are quite high. And the swan is made in gold.

88. It really fans out on a mask like this.

This purple one with quite ornate. Love the lace trim and purple tassel.

89. This jester mask contains many tarot pictures.

Indeed, since it makes the mask seem fancy. Though I’m not really sure what to make of it.

90. You’ll find plenty of fans unfolded on a pink mask like this.

This one has lace on the fan edges as well. Still, not sure if I could hold it in front of my face.

91. Perhaps you might want to wear this mask of encrusted stones.

This one has beads on the edges. Kind of shimmers in the right light. Love it.

92. You can always wow a crowd with this elaborate golden mask.

Indeed, it is quite ornate. Love the gold designs and the beaded fringe.

93. How about the tall feathers on this pink mask?

Well, that’s kind of an understatement. Still, if you can wear this at a party, I’d be impressed.

94. A red flower always accentuates a shiny red mask.

This one has a jewel in the center. Got to love the flowers in this as well.

95. A scarlet mask like this can always wow a crowd.

This one has red flowers and feathers. And yes, it’ll go well with any red dress.

96. How about a mask that brings in the light?

Sure it looks pretty tacky. But putting lights on a mask is quite an original idea.

97. You’ll find plenty of jewels on this Mardi Gras mask.

This one is in white with gold and black glitter as well. But it’s the jewels that truly shine.

98. A blue mask has to have gold and jewels to dazzle.

This one is quite fancy. Love the gold design and the encrusted jewels around the eyes.

99. You can’t go wrong wearing a gold mask with feathers.

This one has some lace on the edge. But the feathers are quite a sight.

100. Perhaps a golden mask would shimmer with a rose.

This one has golden branches with berries along with leaves. But it’s nonetheless magnificent.

Dazzling Masquerade Costumes at the Carinval of Venice

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Next week is Mardi Gras which marks an occasion of parties and parades before Christians the world over take part in their 6 week sacrifice over the course of Lent. And while most Americans think New Orleans whenever they hear about Mardi Gras, it’s actually celebrated the world over. One of the best known Mardi Gras celebrations is Carnival which can last at least a week prior to Fat Tuesday or longer. One of the most famous is the Carnival of Venice, best known for its elaborate masks and costumes. It was said that this festival in the city of singing gondolas and canals was first celebrated in 1162 for the victory of  a victory of the “Serenissima Repubblica” against the Patriarch of Aquileia, Ulrico di Treven with people gathering and dancing at San Marco Square. Venice would make their Carnival official during the Renaissance and would achieve great renown and notoriety. In the 17th century, the Carnival of Venice was a way to save the city’s prestigious image while it attracted notoriety in the 18th as encouraging license and pleasure and protecting Venetians from present and future anguish. Nevertheless, the King of Austria would outlaw the festival entirely in 1797 while the use of masks was strictly forbidden. But that didn’t stop the famous carnival from gradually reappearing in the 19th century, but only for short periods and above all for private feasts where it became an occasion for works of art. The Carnival would officially return in 1979 thanks to the Italian government making it a centerpiece wanting to bring back Venice’s history and culture. College students redeveloped some of the masks to sell to tourists. And since then, the Carnival of Venice attracts about 3 million visitors each year. They even have a mask beauty contest to boot that’s judged by international costume and fashion designers. At any rate, the Carnival of Venice is well known for its style of gorgeous costumes and masks. So for your reading pleasure, I give you a glimpse into the colorful world of the Venice Carnival.

  1. At the masquerade, it always pays to dress in blue.
For some reason, a lot of couples wear similar colored costumes. And they seem to come straight from the Cavalier Years.

For some reason, a lot of couples wear similar colored costumes. And they seem to come straight from the Renaissance and Cavalier Years.

2. Floral motifs can be customary for spring time.

And I see she's dressed in pink and purple with flowers to boot. She even has a matching tri corner hat.

And I see she’s dressed in pink and purple with flowers to boot. She even has a matching tri corner hat.

3. A fancy hat can sometimes make all the difference.

Well, this one is quite fancy. Love the gold embroidery and skirt.

Well, this one is quite fancy. Love the gold embroidery and skirt.

4. A lady jester should always have a matching hat and dress.

Yes, she may look like a 16th century Harley Quinn. But jesters are common in Venetian Carnival celebrations.

Yes, she may look like a 16th century Harley Quinn. But jesters are common in Venetian Carnival celebrations.

5. Yet, while some go all out, others prefer to dress in black.

Yes, that may resemble Big Bird's evil twin. But he's dressed as a plague doctor who wore a mask like that protect himself against getting sick from his patients. Unfortunately, this wasn't very effective.

Yes, that may resemble Big Bird’s evil twin. But he’s dressed as a plague doctor who wore a mask like that protect himself against getting sick from his patients. Unfortunately, this wasn’t very effective.

6. There’s nothing that brings out the chic like silver.

Yeah, you tend to find a lot of costumes consisting of one color like these two. Still, you might think their outfits would be great for a haunted house. If they weren't incredibly fancy.

Yeah, you tend to find a lot of costumes consisting of one color like these two. Still, you might think their outfits would be great for a haunted house. If they weren’t incredibly fancy.

7. A white snow queen should always make a grand entrance.

Had Frozen taken place in a place like Venice, it might've been way creepier. And there would be no doubt Lady Gaga would play Queen Elsa in the live-action remake.

Had Frozen taken place in a place like Venice, it might’ve been way creepier. And there would be no doubt Lady Gaga would play Queen Elsa in the live-action remake.

8. With these two, their heads are bursting with flowers.

Well, spring won't be long so they might as well wear hats like that. Though their outfits are quite stunning to behold.

Well, spring won’t be long so they might as well wear hats like that. Though their outfits are quite stunning to behold.

9. A dress of hot pink makes one really stand out.

Though the elaborate headdress doesn't do that outfit wonders. But I like the gold trim.

Though the elaborate headdress doesn’t do that outfit wonders. But I like the gold trim.

10. So I guess we have a couple of visitors from Candy Land.

According to their 18th century pastel attire, they seem to be. Though I think the skirts are supposed to mimic a carousel top.

According to their 18th century pastel attire, they seem to be. Though I think the skirts are supposed to mimic a carousel top.

11. A dress of lavender always makes a classy look.

Here we see her with a purple parasol and hat along with an ornate mask mirror. All in all, I think this is try gorgeous.

Here we see her with a purple parasol and hat along with an ornate mask mirror. All in all, I think this is try gorgeous.

12. An orange dress should have floral decor to match.

Apparently, the two seem t resemble very elaborate traffic cones. Though that just might be for the hoops skirts.

Apparently, the two seem t resemble very elaborate traffic cones. Though that just might be for the hoops skirts.

13. Is that a detached boat figurehead or a living statue?

Certainly looks like a golden girl to me. But not in the tradition of Betty White per se.

Certainly looks like a golden girl to me. But not in the tradition of Betty White per se. Also, What’s with the hat?

14. At times, it can be easy to go all out with feathers.

Yes, these costumes could get very elaborate. No, I'm not sure what Lady Gaga would wear to this. Though this is not a bad guess.

Yes, these costumes could get very elaborate. No, I’m not sure what Lady Gaga would wear to this. Though this is not a bad guess.

15. Neon green can always make a presence in small quantities.

Though it works better as an accent color as seen here. Not sure about the veil.

Though it works better as an accent color as seen here. Not sure about the veil.

16. If you’re a traveling minstrel, a short skirt is sometimes necessary.

Though it's just as elaborate with a headdress and lyre to match. Though the headdress contains wild feathers.

Though it’s just as elaborate with a headdress and lyre to match. Though the headdress contains wild feathers.

17. Even Egyptian royals want to get into the festivities.

I'm sure you might see these pop up quite a bit. Though they're both decked in blue and gold.

I’m sure you might see these pop up quite a bit. Though they’re both decked in blue and gold.

18. Sometimes you’ll have to dress to impress.

This woman has puffed sleeves, a hoop skirt, and a fancy headdress. How she keeps her head up, I don't know.

This woman has puffed sleeves, a hoop skirt, and a fancy headdress. How she keeps her head up, I don’t know.

19. To dress in purple is to show a certain degree of grace.

Though this is more of a later 19th century garb than anything which is quite unusual. Though just as lovely.

Though this is more of a later 19th century garb than anything which is quite unusual. Though just as lovely.

20. Golden attire can always shimmer at San Marco Square.

She even holds a rose in her golden dress. Though her headdress sports a golden veil.

She even holds a rose in her golden dress. Though her headdress sports a golden veil.

21. Even men occasionally want to shine like the sun.

Though an outfit like this makes it seem rather ridiculous. Though it all seems to match.

Though an outfit like this makes it seem rather ridiculous. Though it all seems to match.

22. For some couples, it pays to accentuate the shoulders.

Though I'd sure hate to stand behind these two. Like their outfits though.

Though I’d sure hate to stand behind these two. Like their outfits though.

23. To welcome spring, a dress in green is sometimes appreciated.

Though this isn't as bad as the lime green you'd see on PennDOT workers. However, you'd think she'd create a neon impression.

Though this isn’t as bad as the lime green you’d see on PennDOT workers. However, you’d think she’d create a neon impression.

24. A pink dress makes you a darling around the Venetian canals.

Well, she certainly resembles an 18th century beauty. Like the pink hat and flowers.

Well, she certainly resembles an 18th century beauty. Like the pink hat and flowers.

25. A noble lady may occasionally go for a conniving knave.

I can see that both are dressed in black and purple. Love the woman's hat.

I can see that both are dressed in black and purple. Love the woman’s hat.

26. A couple of jesters can enliven the festivities.

Like I said, there are a lot of jesters at the Venice Carnival. Though I think these two really stand out for me.

Like I said, there are a lot of jesters at the Venice Carnival. Though I think these two really stand out for me.

27. With these two, it’s always for the birds.

Sure their outfits might not be period accurate. But you have to admit they have some charm.

Sure their outfits might not be period accurate. But you have to admit they have some charm.

28. Sometimes the more elaborate the robe the better.

You should get the idea this is a guy. But you have to admire his golden staff.

You should get the idea this is a guy. But you have to admire his golden staff.

29. At the Carnival of Venice, there’s no such ting as too much gold embroidery.

Though you might say these two come quite close. Though at least their outfits match.

Though you might say these two come quite close. Though at least their outfits match.

30. Even a radiant beauty needs some shade now and then.

Though how she could get through doorways is the question. Nevertheless, she looks like a queen.

Though how she could get through doorways is the question. Nevertheless, she looks like a queen.

31. Any fair lady can look ravishing in red.

So simple, yet so elegant. Not showy, but just as ornate as some of the others.

So simple, yet so elegant. Not showy, but just as ornate as some of the others.

32. These two apparently have a flowery disposition.

And decked in flowers these two sure are. Like their hats.

And decked in flowers these two sure are. Like their hats.

33. There are some Venice Carnival costumes that can range from the regal to the outlandish.

She may dress fancy but she looks like a queen or fairy princess. The guy on the other hand, well, he kind of puts Lady Gaga to shame.

She may dress fancy but she looks like a queen or fairy princess. The guy on the other hand, well, he kind of puts Lady Gaga to shame.

34. Seems her dress is filled with nothing but hot air.

Okay, she's wearing a hot air balloon skirt. And a hot air balloon headdress. Don't ask.

Okay, she’s wearing a hot air balloon skirt. And a hot air balloon headdress. Don’t ask.

35. These two always go together like the sun and the moon.

Though they may not be out at the same time, they respect each other's personal space. Still, got to admire their costumes.

Though they may not be out at the same time, they respect each other’s personal space. Still, got to admire their costumes.

36. Sometimes it helps to stick to a pattern.

However, I'm not so sure about her choice. Though she does know how to make it work.

However, I’m not so sure about her choice. Though she does know how to make it work.

37. For a simple pattern, perhaps white will suit your fancy.

Not sure if those tall hats go with the outfits. But they surely know how to coordinate with each other.

Not sure if those tall hats go with the outfits. But they surely know how to coordinate with each other.

38. Seems like the clowns love playing on her hoop skirt.

Though you have to admit, the clowns are quite creepy. But this is quite an inventive costume if you think about it.

Though you have to admit, the clowns are quite creepy. But this is quite an inventive costume if you think about it.

39. Occasionally, you might come across a masked Little Red Riding Hood.

Because how else could you explain the red dress and cape? Still, I doubt Little Red would wear such a thing in the woods.

Because how else could you explain the red dress and cape? Still, I doubt Little Red would wear such a thing in the woods.

40. When your costume isn’t up to snuff, perhaps a cool cape might help.

Though I'm not so sure if it goes great with the elaborate headdress. But this guy seems to think so.

Though I’m not so sure if it goes great with the elaborate headdress. But this guy seems to think so.

41. When you’re with a group of friends, it helps if your costumes match.

Well, purple and black are good colors for these 4. Love their hats.

Well, purple and black are good colors for these 4. Love their hats.

42. Near the railings, purple will surely dazzle.

Sure you may not see much of her dress. But her headdress is truly sensational.

Sure you may not see much of her dress. But her headdress is truly sensational.

43. You can’t go to a masquerade ball without donning peacock blue.

Though they both wear wigs for good measure. The woman's coiffe is especially high.

Though they both wear wigs for good measure. The woman’s coiffe is especially high.

44. Sometimes all it takes is an elaborate headdress.

Yeah, I know he looks a bit strange. But you get costumes like this at the Carnival of Venice.

Yeah, I know he looks a bit strange. But you get costumes like this at the Carnival of Venice.

45. When in doubt, it’s best to start simple.

On the bright side, at least they won't be uncomfortable in their outfits all the time. Nice how they use lanterns as accessories.

On the bright side, at least they won’t be uncomfortable in their outfits all the time. Nice how they use lanterns as accessories.

46. A Venice Carnival costume should always be encrusted with jewels.

Doesn't hurt if it's topped with a feather headdress mask. Love it.

Doesn’t hurt if it’s topped with a feather headdress mask. Love it.

47. A pink dress should always come with frills.

And frills this dress surely has. Reminds you of a princess, doesn't she?

And frills this dress surely has. Reminds you of a princess, doesn’t she?

48. Purple Venice hats are all the rage these days.

Well, at least they match in their outfits. Love the lady's hat with all the feathers sticking out.

Well, at least they match in their outfits. Love the lady’s hat with all the feathers sticking out.

49. When in doubt, wear a very fancy hat.

Hers seems all blinged up as far as I could tell. Her dress and fan are no different.

Hers seems all blinged up as far as I could tell. Her dress and fan are no different.

50. The Venice Carnival is always a place for pagentry.

Well, these two are certainly dressed in medieval styles. And in such vibrant colors, too. Still, tights aren't pants.

Well, these two are certainly dressed in medieval styles. And in such vibrant colors, too. Still, tights aren’t pants.

51. This orange explorer is very hard to miss.

And he even has a telescope which was invented in the 1600s. How they didn't come up with it earlier, I'll never know.

And he even has a telescope which was invented in the 1600s. How they didn’t come up with it earlier, I’ll never know.

52. The Carnival of Venice brings endless fun to the whole family.

After all, these 3 are dressed in similar garb. And are wearing similar masks. Love how they're decked in purple.

After all, these 3 are dressed in similar garb. And are wearing similar masks. Love how they’re decked in purple.

53. Here we have an 18th century Vegas like showgirl.

Okay, maybe not. But she's in a rather skimpy outfit with feathers.

Okay, maybe not. But she’s in a rather skimpy outfit with feathers.

54. With these two it’s nothing but butterflies.

They even wear wings to show for it. Even on their masks as you can see.

They even wear wings to show for it. Even on their masks as you can see.

55. With these two women, spring has certainly sprung.

Doesn't hurt if they're dressed in springly attire. And sport flowery headdresses.

Doesn’t hurt if they’re dressed in springly attire. And sport flowery headdresses.

56. Apparently, this couple came straight from the sea.

Well, Venice is a seaside town of canals. So it's only fair. Though I do like the staff with the oyster.

Well, Venice is a seaside town of canals. So it’s only fair. Though I do like the staff with the oyster.

57. With this family, it’s always silver and blue.

The woman's costume is especially stunning. The boy's outfit is very similar to his dads like he's a miniature version of his old man.

The woman’s costume is especially stunning. The boy’s outfit is very similar to his dads like he’s a miniature version of his old man.

58. Sometimes the right costume is as simple as black and white.

Well, this is a lovey dress. Like the hat that goes with it. Seems like she has a fancy feather accessory.

Well, this is a lovey dress. Like the hat that goes with it. Seems like she has a fancy feather accessory.

59. A yellow dress brings out a sunny disposition.

And she certainly stands out in her fantastically large hat and fan. Not want to wear that outfit.

And she certainly stands out in her fantastically large hat and fan. Not want to wear that outfit.

60. Speaking of black and white, these 4 make a haunting scene.

Though to be fair, they all match. Their hats are really something else as well.

Though to be fair, they all match. Their hats are really something else as well.

61. These guys really like to strut like peacocks.

And they have tall feather headdresses to show it. Yet, I'm not sure about the lime green robes.

And they have tall feather headdresses to show it. Yet, I’m not sure about the lime green robes.

62. Orange and black is where it’s at.

Sure they might seem like they're going to a Halloween party. But this is for the Venice Carnival which is in February or March.

Sure they might seem like they’re going to a Halloween party. But this is for the Venice Carnival which is in February or March.

63. A gentleman would like to kiss a lady’s hand.

Though I don't think their brown is a great color. But it's a sweet scene I had to include.

Though I don’t think their brown is a great color. But it’s a sweet scene I had to include.

64. A lady should never forget her fan before leaving her house.

Wouldn't want to wear a dress like this. Because 18th century dresses might be pretty. But they were also pretty uncomfortable.

Wouldn’t want to wear a dress like this. Because 18th century dresses might be pretty. But they were also pretty uncomfortable.

65. Now here we come across a real snow queen.

Even her fan has some semblance of winter. Lovely dress and mask.

Even her fan has some semblance of winter. Lovely dress and mask.

66. Nothing beats a stroll at San Marco Square than being dressed in green.

They can also wear these outfits for Saint Patrick's Day if they wanted to. But it's not a big holiday in Italy.

They can also wear these outfits for Saint Patrick’s Day if they wanted to. But it’s not a big holiday in Italy.

67. Here we come to a woman holding a golden cornucopia.

Though the costumes at the Carnival of Venice are comparable Capitol fashions. I mean both can become quite outlandish at times.

Though the costumes at the Carnival of Venice are comparable Capitol fashions. I mean both can become quite outlandish at times.

68. You can almost call these two a winter king and queen.

Yet, you can guess that they'll leave a trail of feathers in their midst. And those headdresses certainly didn't come cheap.

Yet, you can guess that they’ll leave a trail of feathers in their midst. And those headdresses certainly didn’t come cheap.

69. Say what you want, but these guys are about as different as night and day.

After all, they're dressed to reflect that. And they each have the sun and the moon on their heads.

After all, they’re dressed to reflect that. And they each have the sun and the moon on their heads.

70. A lady always prepares for a fancy dress ball this time of year.

Well, she does seem like she could be from the 18th century. Love the beautiful headdress and flowers.

Well, she does seem like she could be from the 18th century. Love the beautiful headdress and flowers.

71. Gold and red always glisten in the sunset.

She has a lovely hat and a fan of lace and gold roses. Quite mysterious as her mask gives a haunting impression.

She has a lovely hat and a fan of lace and gold roses. Quite mysterious as her mask gives a haunting impression.

72. You an be quite regal wearing a jester hat.

Helps if you have a veil of red and gold. Love the dress, by the way.

Helps if you have a veil of red and gold. Love the dress, by the way.

73. A jester in a tutu knows how to frolic.

Well, female jesters anyway. Still, she looks quite sad for a clown in this picture.

Well, female jesters anyway. Still, she looks quite sad for a clown in this picture.

74. A black cape always goes well with an orange suit.

However, you might want to reconsider if you don't want to stand out. Though it does give a creepy vibe with the mask.

However, you might want to reconsider if you don’t want to stand out. Though it does give a creepy vibe with the mask.

75. A silver dress can be very chic.

Now that's very classy. Makes me think of a painting. Love the cross on her skirt.

Now that’s very classy. Makes me think of a painting. Love the cross on her skirt.

76. Could he be a jester or an evil sorcerer?

Either way is a mystery. But yes, some do wear partial masks at the Venice Carnival. And some not at all.

Either way is a mystery. But yes, some do wear partial masks at the Venice Carnival. And some not at all.

77. Even the crazy cat lady dresses for the festivities.

Okay, she may not be that crazy since she only has a couple. But her outfit is obviously cat themed.

Okay, she may not be that crazy since she only has a couple. But her outfit is obviously cat themed.

78. These two women are two halves of the same sun.

Yes, they do group costumes, too as you see here. I know it's crazy but they do make a pretty picture.

Yes, they do group costumes, too as you see here. I know it’s crazy but they do make a pretty picture.

79. In black and gold, these two make a lovely pair.

Sure they may not be Steelers or Saints fans. But their costumes are resplendent to behold. Love the hats.

Sure they may not be Steelers or Saints fans. But their costumes are resplendent to behold. Love the hats.

80. Sometimes a headdress can almost take your breath away.

Yes, you might wonder how these women keep such large headdresses on their heads. But you have to love how they go with their resplendent costumes.

Yes, you might wonder how these women keep such large headdresses on their heads. But you have to love how they go with their resplendent costumes.

81. These two can enter a room like a real king and queen.

They even have some back flames behind them for further enhancement. Love their golden outfits.

They even have some back flames behind them for further enhancement. Love their golden outfits.

82. This woman always has to admire her own reflection.

Yet, she surely shimmers in her creamy white dress. Her headdress isn't that bad either.

Yet, she surely shimmers in her creamy white dress. Her headdress isn’t that bad either.

83. A sorceress has to don the finest gown and cape for the festivities.

She also has to have an elaborate headdress to boot. Because anyone with magical powers has to at least conform to a style akin to Lady Gaga.

She also has to have an elaborate headdress to boot. Because anyone with magical powers has to at least conform to a style akin to Lady Gaga.

84. Queen or knave? You decide.

Either way, her costume is truly an ornate sight to see. Love the mask and dress.

Either way, her costume is truly an ornate sight to see. Love the mask and dress.

85. Nothing makes you stand out in front of the gondolas like a bright red dress.

Since Venice is a canal city, gondolas are a major form of transport. Nevertheless, she looks pretty.

Since Venice is a canal city, gondolas are a major form of transport. Nevertheless, she looks pretty.

86. The Venice Carnival is always an occasion to sparkle.

This woman wears a costume with a jewel encrusted headdress. Is surely a sight from a fairy tale.

This woman wears a costume with a jewel encrusted headdress. Is surely a sight from a fairy tale.

87. Here I present to you the Queen of Hearts.

Well, I call her the Queen of Hearts because of her costume. Hope she doesn't call me for my heading for this.

Well, I call her the Queen of Hearts because of her costume. Hope she doesn’t call me for my heading for this.

88. These clowns always know how to hang out.

Though they might freak out you and your kids in some instances. Like the parasols.

Though they might freak out you and your kids in some instances. Like the parasols.

89. A Venetian Carnival dress should radiate in orange splendor.

That one dress reminds me of what Katniss Everdeen wore in the Hunger Games. Seriously, they don't call her the "Girl on Fire" for nothing.

That one dress reminds me of what Katniss Everdeen wore in the Hunger Games. Seriously, they don’t call her the “Girl on Fire” for nothing.

90. Sometimes it helps to take a mask to spare.

You will find that many of these outfits come with more than one mask. Though only one is used for the face.

You will find that many of these outfits come with more than one mask. Though only one is used for the face.

91. Good friends always wear matching dresses.

And these two are no exception. But their masks are as different as can be.

And these two are no exception. But their masks are as different as can be.

92. Sometimes a headdress must come with a long white veil.

Well, this is quite stunning. Love the peacock blue dress. But the headdress really makes the costume.

Well, this is quite stunning. Love the peacock blue dress. But the headdress really makes the costume.

93. Nothing like parading at San Marco Square decked in a peacock dress.

And of these sure look rather resplendent. Each has a fleur de lis purse.

And of these sure look rather resplendent. Each has a fleur de lis purse and peacock feather fan.

94. These two women are certifiable snow beauties.

Well, you have to like them in their blue dresses and fur trimmed muffs and hats. Lovely.

Well, you have to like them in their blue dresses and fur trimmed muffs and hats. Lovely.

95. Occasionally you might come across a jester wearing a crown.

Well, who says a king needs to look regal? Still, he has a nice black ruff on his neck.

Well, who says a king needs to look regal? Still, he has a nice black ruff on his neck.

96. These 3 beauties would like to do a dance in blue.

Well, this makes for a rather haunting trio. If their costumes weren't so festive and colorful.

Well, this makes for a rather haunting trio. If their costumes weren’t so festive and colorful.

97. There’s a certain kind of elegance having a king and queen in green.

Though you might not see them in this outfit on St. Patrick's Day. Still, like how they match.

Though you might not see them in this outfit on St. Patrick’s Day. Still, like how they match.

98. A feathered mask must always be worn with a purple dress.

Well, you don't see much of the dress. But it sure looks sensational. Beautiful.

Well, you don’t see much of the dress. But it sure looks sensational. Beautiful.

99. A dress like this will make you a belle at a masquerade ball.

Well, the creamy white really goes with the black. Love the feather headdress.

Well, the creamy white really goes with the black. Love the feather headdress.

100. With a dress like this, you can radiate with the sun.

Yes, her headdress is huge. But without it, she can't shine like a queen. And I'm sure she'll cause a sensation.

Yes, her headdress is huge. But without it, she can’t shine like a queen. And I’m sure she’ll cause a sensation.

Vintage Saint Patrick’s Day Greetings of the Emerald Isle

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As you probably know by now, people have always been sending greeting cards to each other during certain holidays. And Saint Patrick’s Day was no exception to that, especially in the days before the Internet. We should also note that in the olden days, the 19th century was a very terrible time in Ireland that a series of unfortunate events, most notably the Irish Potato Famine of the 1840s prompted a mass diaspora from there to other parts of the world such as the United States. But they also found new homes in other places like the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and even Latin America. And it’s because so many Irish immigrants came to these parts of the world that Saint Patrick’s Day is such a widely celebrated holiday. This is particularly the case in the 19th century when so many Irish Americans were either immigrants or related to one where we first see many of these celebrations get started like the Saint Patrick’s Day parades in places like Boston, New York, and Pittsburgh. So it’s not unusual to see Saint Patrick’s Day greeting cards around either. And though I could go all I want about these lovely works of Hallmark art, I understand you’d probably be bored to tears. So instead, I’ll stick to the ones that might make people scratch their heads. We should also note that the 19th century was a time when offensive Irish stereotypes proliferated which have now manifested in modern depictions on leprechauns to much Irish disdain. So for your reading pleasure, I give you an assortment of Saint Patrick’s Day cards from the days of old.

  1. “God bless dear/old Ireland our home/And all her Sons/Where’er they roam.”
For some reason this kid has the disposition of a future serial killer. There is now soul within those Irish eyes.

For some reason this kid has the disposition of a future serial killer. There is now soul within those Irish eyes.

2. “See my flag and see my hat./Sure you’re right! My name is Pat.”

Another soulless Irish lad. Seems like he's using his superficial innocence to play you for a fool before stabbing you in the back. Don't be taken in.

Another soulless Irish lad. Seems like he’s using his superficial innocence to play you for a fool before stabbing you in the back. Don’t be taken in.

3. Even Santa Claus has a bit of Irish in him.

How can Saint Nick be Irish, I have no idea. But I don't think dressing up as a leprechaun will endear him to the good Irish boys and girls.

How can Saint Nick be Irish, I have no idea. But I don’t think dressing up as a leprechaun will endear him to the good Irish boys and girls.

4. A Saint Patrick’s Day greeting and wait a minute, that doesn’t look like an Irish flag.

Okay, I had to look this flag up on Google. According to a historical flag site, it's the Saint Patrick's Cross flag used by the Irish National Corporate Party of the 1930s known as the "Greenshirts." And it was an openly fascist organization. So though it's seen as a traditional Irish flag before then, it hasn't been used in Ireland since.

Okay, I had to look this flag up on Google. According to a historical flag site, it’s the Saint Patrick’s Cross flag which was allegedly used by the Irish National Corporate Party of the 1930s known as the “Greenshirts.” And it was an openly fascist organization. So though it’s seen as a traditional Irish flag before then, it hasn’t been used in Ireland since.

5. May luck bestow blessings upon you the way leprechauns shower shamrocks from blimps.

Yes, I know it looks ridiculous. But blimps have appeared on a variety of greeting cards during this period. Not sure why.

Yes, I know it looks ridiculous. But blimps have appeared on a variety of greeting cards during this period. Not sure why.

6. Nothing brings in the spirit of Saint Patrick’s Day like an Irish lass riding a white pipe.

And she's riding it like a horse as if she's in someone's drug induced pipe dream. I'm sure someone was high off some opium binge to come up with this idea.

And she’s riding it like a horse as if she’s in someone’s drug induced pipe dream. I’m sure someone was high off some opium binge to come up with this idea.

7. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day from high up in the shamrock plane.

Not sure if you can really fly that thing or whether it's safe to stand up in it. In any case, if these two survive a crash, consider them lucky.

Not sure if you can really fly that thing or whether it’s safe to stand up in it. In any case, if these two survive a crash, consider them lucky.

8. “Me Irish eyes are smilin.'”

Hate to say this, but Irish Mr. Potato Head looks so damn creepy. Like he's out to get you during a hangover kind of way.

Hate to say this, but Irish Mr. Potato Head looks so damn creepy. Like he’s out to get you during a hangover kind of way.

9. Saint Patrick’s Day greetings from the nightmarish green woman holding a shamrock wreath.

Sorry, but pale green skin makes her seem like a bride of Dracula than an Irish angel. I'm sure she'll haunt many Irish dreams.

Sorry, but pale green skin makes her seem like a bride of Dracula than an Irish angel. I’m sure she’ll haunt many Irish dreams.

10. On Saint Patrick’s Day, it’s customary to get all shamrocked out.

She even has a shamrock dress on. And a yellow hat with shamrocks on it. I'm sure Lady Gaga would wear the same thing.

She even has a shamrock dress on. And a yellow hat with shamrocks on it. I’m sure Lady Gaga would wear the same thing.

11. An Irishman always likes to see his lass in a shamrock dress.

The fact a lot of women's dresses were shaped like that at the time was coincidental. Though this is kind of ridiculous.

The fact a lot of women’s dresses were shaped like that at the time was coincidental. Though this is kind of ridiculous.

12. These Irish kids would like to bestow a Saint Patrick’s Day greeting.

I'm sure little Patty is giving little Molly some clover because she wants to see her tits and look up her skirt. And Molly knows it.

I’m sure little Patty is giving little Molly some clover because she wants to see her tits and look up her skirt. And Molly knows it.

13. Irish couples always know when to get it on during Saint Patrick’s Day.

However, whether the guy practiced consent is another matter. But she doesn't seem to mind because he's hot.

However, whether the guy practiced consent is another matter. But she doesn’t seem to mind because he’s hot.

14. May Saint Patrick’s Day make you a lucky frog on March 17th.

I have no idea what the frog has to do with Saint Patrick's Day. Is it because it's green. Other than that, not much else.

I have no idea what the frog has to do with Saint Patrick’s Day. Is it because it’s green. Other than that, not much else.

15. Erin Go Bragh for this pair of newlyweds.

Who seem to resemble a couple you'd find in a creepy illustration of some Gothic novel. Though they do seem terrifyingly happy together.

Who seem to resemble a couple you’d find in a creepy illustration of some Gothic novel. Though they do seem terrifyingly happy together.

16. This garden gnome wishes you a lucky Saint Patrick’s Day.

You better because this gnome might want to kill your cat sometime. His eyes only show pure evil.

You better because this gnome might want to kill your cat sometime. His eyes only show pure evil.

17. “St. Patrick’s Day and I wish you luck.”

Now I understand the oversized shamrock. But the small pig? Not so much.

Now I understand the oversized shamrock. But the small pig? Not so much.

18. “Nothing slow for the likes of us.”

So this card implies that the Irish are bad drivers? Seems to be the case.

So this card implies that the Irish are bad drivers? Seems to be the case.

19. “Good luck on Saint Patrick’s Day.”

Let's just say disembodied Cabbage Patch doll heads aren't what you'd want to put on a St. Paddy's Day card. Oh wait, those are potatoes.

Let’s just say disembodied Cabbage Patch doll heads aren’t what you’d want to put on a St. Paddy’s Day card. Oh wait, those are potatoes.

20. Saint Patrick’s Day Greetings from the woman with the giant pipe.

And that pipe is making a smoky haze. But I don't think she's bringing luck but lung cancer. Seriously, what's with the large pipe?

And that pipe is making a smoky haze. But I don’t think she’s bringing luck but lung cancer. Seriously, what’s with the large pipe?

21. “Tis the shamrocks on St. Patrick’s Day/ That bring back memories dear and gay.”

Though the kid's expression on his face reads something more sinister. And no, I don't think he's musing about Ireland either.

Though the kid’s expression on his face reads something more sinister. And no, I don’t think he’s musing about Ireland either.

22. Some tourists in Ireland would go to great lengths to kiss the Blarney Stone.

But using a rope harness is kind of ridiculous. Seriously, please don't try this. Ever.

But using a rope harness is kind of ridiculous. Seriously, please don’t try this. Ever.

23. It’s always grand to watch the Saint Patrick’s Day parade.

However, this doesn't change the fact the Irish here are depicted in a very disparaging way. And that there's booze depicted along the border.

However, this doesn’t change the fact the Irish here are depicted in a very disparaging way. And that there’s booze depicted along the border.

24. Saint Patrick’s Day is always a time to celebrate.

Now this couple looks rather cartoonish. Guess card designers of the time couldn't resist putting in Irish stereotypes after all.

Now this couple looks rather cartoonish in caricature. Guess card designers of the time couldn’t resist putting in Irish stereotypes after all.

25. “May the corners of yer mouth never turn down.”

Apparently. people in the 19th century thought old Irish ladies resembled witches who'd own candy houses to lure kids they'd cook for dinner. Seriously, this is in very poor taste if you ask me.

Apparently. people in the 19th century thought old Irish ladies resembled witches who’d own candy houses to lure kids they’d cook for dinner. Seriously, this is in very poor taste if you ask me.

26. “Here’s to the Auld Sod,/An’ shamrock so green,/Th’ land ave Saint Patrick,/Th’ Emerald Queen.”

Hmm...a jolly Irish guy dressed like a leprechaun with a glass of booze. Not something I've seen before (sarcasm).

Hmm…a jolly Irish guy dressed like a leprechaun with a glass of booze. Not something I’ve seen before (sarcasm).

27. How about an old Irish jig?

Is that guy dancing with a club in his hand? If so, is it to clobber any guy who wants to dance with his girlfriend? I need answers.

Is that guy dancing with a club in his hand? If so, is it to clobber any guy who wants to dance with his girlfriend? I need answers.

28. “An may ye always feel as gay as I do on Saint Patrick’s Day.”

In other words, "plastered drunk." Yes, the Irish drunk is on a Saint Patrick's Day card. I believe this card was sent to the Irish in people's lives they hated.

In other words, “plastered drunk.” Yes, the Irish drunk is on a Saint Patrick’s Day card. I believe this card was sent to the Irish in people’s lives they hated.

29. “Never a girl so sweet as an Irish girl.”

And in Ireland, you'll find Irish girls come in 3 different varieties such as blond, brunette, and redhead. As this pipe shamrock smokescreen can show.

And in Ireland, you’ll find Irish girls come in 3 different varieties such as blond, brunette, and redhead. As this pipe shamrock smokescreen can show.

30. Saint Patrick’s Day is always a time of Irish love.

Though I'm not sure whether they're supposed to be dancing or making out. Can go either way.

Though I’m not sure whether they’re supposed to be dancing or making out. Can go either way.

31. Even Cupid would like to get in the Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations.

For the love of God, Cupid, Valentine's Day is over. Seriously, what the hell are you doing on a card for St. Patrick's Day. It's not your holiday.

For the love of God, Cupid, Valentine’s Day is over. Seriously, what the hell are you doing on a card for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s not your holiday.

32. Saint Patrick’s Day is a merry time in dear old Ireland.

Yet, this guy happily wields his club when he's walking his pig. No, I don't think Irishmen are like this.

Yet, this guy happily wields his club when he’s walking his pig. No, I don’t think Irishmen are like this.

33. Irish couples always seem to enjoy a bit of blarney.

However, the guy in this card seems to remind me of a creepy old man for some reason. Not sure why.

However, the guy in this card seems to remind me of a creepy old man for some reason. Not sure why.

34. On Saint Patrick’s Day, Uncle Sam loves to make out with his Irish lass.

Yes, I know this is at a purely symbolic angle. However, Uncle Sam is supposed to look like a skinny old guy. So you get the creepy vibes.

Yes, I know this is at a purely symbolic angle. However, Uncle Sam is supposed to look like a skinny old guy. So you get the creepy vibes.

35. Shamrock head would like to wish you a Saint Patrick’s Day greetings.

But instead of bringing you luck, it'll bring you nightmares. Seriously, why?

But instead of bringing you luck, it’ll bring you nightmares. Seriously, why?

36. Speaking of Uncle Sam, here he enjoys an Irish toast.

I know this is supposed to be a gesture of Irish and American friendship. But the Irish guy is represented by an oversized leprechaun.

I know this is supposed to be a gesture of Irish and American friendship. But the Irish guy is represented by an oversized leprechaun.

37. There’s nothing on Saint Patrick’s Day like a peaceful rowboat ride.

Yet, we find this Irishman in a boat with 2 women which is about to capsize. Wonder what it says about him.

Yet, we find this Irishman in a boat with 2 women which is about to capsize. Wonder what it says about him.

38. Best wishes on Saint Patrick’s Day from the clover kids.

So I bet this card was made possible by acid trips. Not sure how else I can explain it.

So I bet this card was made possible by acid trips. Not sure how else I can explain it.

39. “I’m thinking of Old Erin tonight/Of the dear little cot by the sea/for the shamrock on St. Patrick’s Day/Still bringing back memories to me.”

However, I'm sure the woman is like, "Sorry, but I'm not interested so get your stupid hand off me." Yeah, I don't think she's happy.

However, I’m sure the woman is like, “Sorry, but I’m not interested so get your stupid hand off me.” Yeah, I don’t think she’s happy.

40. Here’s looking at you on Saint Patrick’s Day.

Because nothing says Saint Patrick's Day like a pair of eyes staring at you through a shamrock. Now that's very unsettling.

Because nothing says Saint Patrick’s Day like a pair of eyes staring at you through a shamrock. Now that’s very unsettling.

41. “Here’s to the toast in th’ rosy cup/To Swatehearts far across the sea/Wid wine ave hope/We fill it up/An’ drink to days that yet may be.”

Another depiction of an Irishman drinking. I know it's an offensive stereotype that never seems to die.

Another depiction of an Irishman drinking. I know it’s an offensive stereotype that never seems to die.

42. How about a toast to Ireland on Saint Patrick’s Day?

Yes, it looks like a toast. But we all know what'll happen afterwards.

Yes, it looks like a toast. But we all know what’ll happen afterwards.

43. “Let our hearts be young at the dawning/of Saint Patrick’s Day in the morning.”

The guy in this card isn't drawn very well. Yes, he's supposed to look happy. But his expression is more terrifying. And holding the club doesn't help.

The guy in this card isn’t drawn very well. Yes, he’s supposed to look happy. But his expression is more terrifying. And holding the club doesn’t help.

44. Nothing makes one feel lucky on Saint Patrick’s Day like pilfering a pig.

For some reason, pigs were seen as symbols of luck back in the day. Not sure why.

For some reason, pigs were seen as symbols of luck back in the day. Not sure why.

45. “The sweet little green little shamrock of Ireland.”

Don't look now but I think the man might have eyes on the girl with ill intent. The girl should run away while she still can.

Don’t look now but I think the man might have eyes on the girl with ill intent. The girl should run away while she still can.

46. Saint Patrick’s Day is always marked by the wearing of the green.

And in here even the bird of prey is green. Nevertheless, the woman has a rather oversized head for some reason.

And in here even the bird of prey is green. Nevertheless, the woman has a rather oversized head for some reason.

47. “Saint Patrick was a gentleman.”

For the love of God, this kid looks like a pure monster in a little suit. Avoid him like the plague.

For the love of God, this kid looks like a pure monster in a little suit. Avoid him like the plague.

48. On Saint Patrick’s Day, the whole world looks upon Ireland.

Don't tell me that's a crazed Santa Claus dressed in leprechaun garb. Might need to calm down a bit.

Don’t tell me that’s a crazed Santa Claus dressed in leprechaun garb. Might need to calm down a bit.

49. There’s room for everyone on the Shamrock blimp.

Though why anyone would disregard any notion of safety is a good question. Hope they're lucky to have parachutes.

Though why anyone would disregard any notion of safety is a good question. Hope they’re lucky to have parachutes.

50. You never know what you’d find on Saint Patrick’s Day.

I'm sure that guy is interested in watching the girl beside him peeling potatoes. Then again, he probably has his eyes stuck somewhere else.

I’m sure that guy is interested in watching the girl beside him peeling potatoes. Then again, he probably has his eyes stuck somewhere else.

Top of the Morning with These Lucky Saint Patrick’s Day Craft Projects (Second Edition)

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Now it’s on to some lucky craft projects. When it comes to looking for holiday crafts for a blog post, I often find myself running into stuff geared toward children. And Saint Patrick’s Day was no exception. Of course, I understand these are designed for parents and teachers looking for child appropriate activities for the holiday. But for a blogger like me, running into them can be a major pain in the ass since I usually focus on craft projects made by adults like what you see above. Nevertheless, it’s always something I have to deal with when coming up with such posts. Anyway, I don’t usually go all out for Saint Patrick’s Day, but I’m sure there are plenty people who do. And last year, I did a Saint Patrick’s Day craft post that received a nice reception as far as I’m concerned. I mean it got 7 likes from WordPress bloggers. So this time, I decided to do another since I had many craft pictures left over. So for your reading pleasure, I give you some more Saint Patrick’s Day craft projects for good luck.

  1. Felt 4-leaf clovers always make great centerpieces.
Each of them is in a different shade of green. And they're all supported by a pole on a green block.

Each of them is in a different shade of green. And they’re all supported by a pole on a green block.

2. Grace your lucky front door this Saint Patrick’s Day with this green ribbon wreath.

Includes ribbons of different patterns as well as shamrocks. Lovely to put on any front door or on a wall.

Includes ribbons of different patterns as well as shamrocks. Lovely to put on any front door or on a wall.

3. Of course, one large 4-leaf clover can make Irish eyes smile.

If you like wreaths and don't care for the fancy stuff, this is for you. Just consists of a burlap wreath, a shamrock ribbon, and a wooden 4-leaf clover.

If you like wreaths and don’t care for the fancy stuff, this is for you. Just consists of a burlap wreath, a shamrock ribbon, and a wooden 4-leaf clover.

4. No Saint Patrick’s Day decoration makes you feel more lucky than a wooden long bearded leprechaun.

Sure he may not lead you to a pot of gold. But you have to admire his long red beard and hat.

Sure he may not lead you to a pot of gold. But you have to admire his long red beard and hat.

5. Bring the luck of the Irish to your home by hanging this shiny golden horseshoe.

Of course, you wouldn't want the luck of the Irish if you lived in the 19th century. When many Irish immigrants fled their home country due to poverty, civil unrest, and a deadly potato famine.

Of course, you wouldn’t want the luck of the Irish if you lived in the 19th century. When many Irish immigrants fled their home country due to poverty, civil unrest, British oppression of Irish Catholics, and a deadly potato famine.

6. A lucky grapevine wreath should always include shamrocks.

Well, you can't have enough shamrocks, can you. Love the green ribbon on this.

Well, you can’t have enough shamrocks, can you. Love the green ribbon on this.

7. This pallet leprechaun will bring a smile to your face.

After all, he's smiling. Because he'll never lead you to his pot of gold which may not exist.

After all, he’s smiling. Because he’ll never lead you to his pot of gold which may not exist.

8. Green flowers always make a Saint Patrick’s Day wreath worthwhile.

Not sure what to think about green flowers. Sure they exist, but they don't seem natural to me. Maybe I'm more used to seeing green foliage. I don't know.

Not sure what to think about green flowers. Sure they exist, but they don’t seem natural to me. Maybe I’m more used to seeing green foliage. I don’t know.

9. A green yarn wreath has shamrocks all around.

The shamrocks are made of felt and are tied down with yarn. At any rate, consider yourself lucky to have a decoration like this. Supposing you do.

The shamrocks are made of felt and are tied down with yarn. At any rate, consider yourself lucky to have a decoration like this. Supposing you do.

10. No girl on Saint Patrick’s Day should go without bows like these.

Consists of green bows with sequin gold shamrocks and rainbows. What more can an Irish girl want?

Consists of green bows with sequin gold shamrocks and rainbows. What more can an Irish girl want?

11. If you wish to make Saint Patrick’s Day a festive occasion, this wreath is for you.

Has a large green bow, green leprechaun hats, and a large green shamrock. Great for parties, though it might get destroyed in the process if there's a lot of alcohol.

Has a large green bow, green leprechaun hats, and a large green shamrock. Great for parties, though it might get destroyed in the process if there’s a lot of alcohol.

12. Keep your candy safe with this leprechaun candy dispenser.

Sure they usually store gumballs. But this one holds almond Hershey's kisses. Nice how it comes in a gold wrapper.

Sure they usually store gumballs. But this one holds almond Hershey’s kisses. Nice how it comes in a gold wrapper.

13. Have old wine bottles? A green one makes a great Saint Patrick’s Day bottle lamp.

I'm sure a green wine bottle isn't hard to find among your recyclables. Though I love the shamrock touch.

I’m sure a green wine bottle isn’t hard to find among your recyclables. Though I love the shamrock touch.

14. With a sign like this, everyone can see how lucky you are.

Nice how the letters are in plaid and covered with shamrocks. So stunning.

Nice how the letters are in plaid and covered with shamrocks. So stunning.

15. Keep your things in good order with this shamrock rainbow basket.

The outside is covered with string as you can see. Sure it's a kid's project but it's adorable.

The outside is covered with string as you can see. Sure it’s a kid’s project but it’s adorable.

16. A Saint Patrick’s Day wreath should always contain green flowers.

Okay, like I said, green flowers are strange. But since we're talking about Saint Patrick's Day, this is appropriate. Besides, the flowers are fake anyway.

Okay, like I said, green flowers are strange. But since we’re talking about Saint Patrick’s Day, this is appropriate. Besides, the flowers are fake anyway.

17. A block display of “Luck” should always contain a golden horseshoe.

Well, certainly seems rustic to me. Not sure about the paint job on the other letters though.

Well, certainly seems rustic to me. Not sure about the paint job on the other letters though.

18. A St. Patrick’s Day decomesh wreath should have different colored shamrocks.

Well, there's at least one gold one. But the wreath is also decked in some green ribbons, too.

Well, there’s at least one gold one. But the wreath is also decked in some green ribbons, too.

19. A leprechaun flower pot is great for a bouquet.

Okay, this one is rather tall. And the flowers are most definitely fake. But at any rate, makes a great centerpiece.

Okay, this one is rather tall. And the flowers are most definitely fake. But at any rate, makes a great centerpiece.

20. A shamrock made of panels is as good as any other.

Though you might want to be sure to paint it green. And to put a ribbon with small shamrocks on it for extra luck.

Though you might want to be sure to paint it green. And to put a ribbon with small shamrocks on it for extra luck.

21. A grapevine St. Patrick’s Day wreath can always add some festive flair.

Another one with fake green flowers along with green ribbons. Wouldn't mind having this on my front door.

Another one with fake green flowers along with green ribbons. Wouldn’t mind having this on my front door.

22. A Saint Patrick’s Day wreath of decomesh will wow your visitors.

This one has a large shamrock and an Irish Blessing attached. Also, has other green decorations.

This one has a large shamrock and an Irish Blessing attached. Also, has other green decorations.

23. Nothing says Saint Patrick’s Day like a green wreath.

Well, not sure what it's made from exactly. Probably burlap. But the shamrock ribbon adds a nice touch.

Well, not sure what it’s made from exactly. Probably burlap. But the shamrock ribbon adds a nice touch.

24. As spring is around the corner, a St. Patrick’s wreath of tulips seems appropriate.

Includes a glittery green pipe and a leprechaun hat. But at least the small tulips are white, not green.

Includes a glittery green pipe and a leprechaun hat. But at least the small tulips are white, not green.

25. Nothing makes Irish eyes smile like a glittering rainbow.

Well, it's made from wood and may not always be used for Saint Patrick's Day. But don't bet you'll find a pot of gold here.

Well, it’s made from wood and may not always be used for Saint Patrick’s Day. But don’t bet you’ll find a pot of gold here.

26. Is that a little leprechaun here for a visit?

You can't see his face. But his clothes are made from felt. So adorable.

You can’t see his face. But his clothes are made from felt. So adorable.

27. A leprechaun hat always makes a wonderful display of Irish pride.

Though not in Ireland since they don't care for leprechauns there. However, this felt hat is quite fancy and whimsical.

Though not in Ireland since they don’t care for leprechauns there. However, this felt hat is quite fancy and whimsical.

28. Putting a leprechaun on your Saint Patrick’s Day wreath brings good luck.

Of course, you don't see all of the leprechaun. But this is a rather charming wreath nonetheless.

Of course, you don’t see all of the leprechaun. But this is a rather charming wreath nonetheless.

29. Even a snowman can wish anyone a happy St. Patrick’s Day.

However, unless it's the polar regions, a snowman on St. Patrick's Day isn't long for this world. Since the coming spring ensures his demise if global warming hadn't already.

However, unless it’s the polar regions, a snowman on St. Patrick’s Day isn’t long for this world. Since the coming spring ensures his demise if global warming hadn’t already.

30. A wreath of green flowers and shamrocks brings a quaintness in the air.

Again, not used to the green flowers. But I do like the shamrocks and ribbons.

Again, not used to the green flowers. But I do like the shamrocks and ribbons.

31. Have your little lass keep warm this Saint Patrick’s Day with a crocheted hat.

Then again, I'm not sure if these are made for kids or not. Though you have to love the shamrock decor.

Then again, I’m not sure if these are made for kids or not. Though you have to love the shamrock decor.

32. For a flashy St. Paddy’s Day, this green tulle wreath is for you.

I swear I've seen that green on PennDOT workers at some point in my life. But I don't think the shiny shamrocks help matters either.

I swear I’ve seen that green on PennDOT workers at some point in my life. But I don’t think the shiny shamrocks help matters either.

33. Nothing shows Irish pride on St. Patrick’s Day like a yarn wreath of Kelly green.

Yes, this is another yarn wreath with shamrocks. But this one has fewer and is in a different green shade.

Yes, this is another yarn wreath with shamrocks. But this one has fewer and is in a different green shade.

34. A green Saint Patrick’s Day bow should always give you the best of luck.

Has a ribbon that says "Saint Patrick's Day" on it. Like the shamrock in the middle.

Has a ribbon that says “Saint Patrick’s Day” on it. Like the shamrock in the middle.

35. A large shamrock always belongs on a green wreath.

Yes, this is another decomesh wreath. But the shamrock is quite ornate that I just had to put it on this post.

Yes, this is another decomesh wreath. But the shamrock is quite ornate that I just had to put it on this post.

36. Curl up this Saint Patrick’s Day with this crocheted blanket of shamrocks.

Sure it's not the whole ting. But at least the shamrocks have 4 leaves on them.

Sure it’s not the whole ting. But at least the shamrocks have 4 leaves on them.

37. On a St. Patrick’s Day yarn wreath gold should always be found at the rainbow.

Though these remind me more of gold flowers than gold coins. Nevertheless, this wreath is quite charming.

Though these remind me more of gold flowers than gold coins. Nevertheless, this wreath is quite charming.

38. A white yarn St. Patrick’s Day wreath should have green flowers and ribbons.

My Saint Patrick's Day craft post contained a wreath similar to this. However, it didn't have some of the decorations though.

My Saint Patrick’s Day craft post contained a wreath similar to this. However, it didn’t have some of the decorations though.

39. A simple shamrock hanging should always have a golden ribbon.

Sure it depicts a 3 leaf clover with 3 leaves of hearts. But it brings a rather quaint touch.

Sure it depicts a 3 leaf clover with 3 leaves of hearts. But it brings a rather quaint touch for any home.

40. A Saint Patrick’s Day wreath should bring you a fortune in gold.

Or in gold coins made from plastic used to decorate this wreath. But it's quite creative and appropriate.

Or in gold coins made from plastic used to decorate this wreath. But it’s quite creative and appropriate.

41. A mossy leprechaun hat on a door is an inviting sight.

I'm sure the moss is fake but it's green and looks real. Like the golden shamrock though.

I’m sure the moss is fake but it’s green and looks real. Like the golden shamrock though.

42. With empty green bottles, shamrock bottle tops will go quite nicely.

Not sure how to make the shamrock tops. But whoever did certainly has some interesting green bottles.

Not sure how to make the shamrock tops. But whoever did certainly has some interesting green bottles.

43. Seems like someone must’ve spilled some gold coins.

Okay, this is only a mere decoration and the coins aren't real. But it's certainly fitting for St. Paddy's Day.

Okay, this is only a mere decoration and the coins aren’t real. But it’s certainly fitting for St. Paddy’s Day.

44. A Saint Patrick’s Day plate and glasses leaves Irish eyes a shining.

Of course, these are only used for display, not eating. But I'm sure who created these is a repressed art major.

Of course, these are only used for display, not eating. But I’m sure who created these is a repressed art major.

45. Seems like we’ve found the leprechaun’s gold in this little flower pot.

Oh, wait. Those are spray painted rocks which aren't worth anything. Yes, these leprechauns can be quite sneaky in their tricks.

Oh, wait. Those are spray painted rocks which aren’t worth anything. Yes, these leprechauns can be quite sneaky in their tricks.

46. This Saint Patrick’s Day, may the beads be always at your back.

You can put this wreath up during Mardi Gras if you want. Since it's on the 28th. Though it might look a bit strange.

You can put this wreath up during Mardi Gras if you want. Since it’s on the 28th. Though it might look a bit strange.

47. An owl on a Saint Patrick’s Day wreath is a great hoot.

This one even has green bows on its ears. But it doesn't look too happy. Adorable.

This one even has green bows on its ears. But it doesn’t look too happy. Adorable.

48. There’s nothing luckier to have than this Saint Patrick’s Day star.

Yes, it has some shamrocks and green. But it's not the rustic decor meant for the barn.

Yes, it has some shamrocks and green. But it’s not the rustic decor meant for the barn.

49. A 4-leaf moss shamrock is always a sight of great fortune.

Well, if I had to put a moss leprechaun hat, then I had to add a moss shamrock. Not sure if I like this one as much though.

Well, if I had to put a moss leprechaun hat, then I had to add a moss shamrock. Not sure if I like this one as much though.

50. Sometimes it’s best to express Irish pride in the simplest ways.

This one only entails a heart shaped wreath and a green ribbon. Great to put in any home.

This one only entails a heart shaped wreath and a green ribbon. Great to put in any home.

51. No little leprechaun should go without a crocheted hat like this.

This little leprechaun hat even has a buckle in front. So cute.

This little leprechaun hat even has a buckle in front. So cute.

52. Sometimes white flowers is all you need for a St. Patrick’s Day wreath.

But please include the green ribbon at the front so it's for Saint Patrick's Day. Lovely.

But please include the green ribbon at the front so it’s for Saint Patrick’s Day. Lovely.

53. A zipper shamrock will make a very lucky pin.

Yes, this was made with zipper teeth. I know it looks simple. But it's probably not.

Yes, this was made with zipper teeth. I know it looks simple. But it’s probably not.

54. A leprechaun should find this little green house warm and cozy.

Though we have to admit, this will probably be used to feed birds more than anything. But I love the facade.

Though we have to admit, this will probably be used to feed birds more than anything. But I love the facade.

55. A shamrock key chain makes a great good luck charm.

Because at least you can see your keys better with it. Made of felt with sequin decorations.

Because at least you can see your keys better with it. Made of felt with sequin decorations.

56. Welcome spring this Saint Patrick’s Day with this pin containing 3 flowers.

I bet the boy one is plainer so they can tell them apart. Still, love the flowers.

I bet the boy one is plainer so they can tell them apart. Still, love the flowers.

57. You’ll find a pot of gold in the middle of this wreath on St. Patrick’s Day.

Helps that the wreath is in polka dots and gold trim. And the pot of gold is green and shiny.

Helps that the wreath is in polka dots and gold trim. And the pot of gold is green and shiny.

58. May you be guided by the ladder of luck this Saint Patrick’s Day.

There's a lot of ladder sets for several occasions. But I just put this one up because I had a lot of wreaths already.

There’s a lot of ladder sets for several occasions. But I just put this one up because I had a lot of wreaths already.

59. Looks like a we’ve found a leprechaun at his pot of gold.

I'm sure the gold coins are plastic and aren't worth anything. But it's a charming decoration nonetheless.

I’m sure the gold coins are plastic and aren’t worth anything. But it’s a charming decoration nonetheless.

60. Nothing makes a leprechaun squirm like a large pot of gold.

Well, this is made from wood. But the green and shamrock give it a nice touch.

Well, this is made from wood. But the green and shamrock give it a nice touch.

61. Hope this wooden leprechaun brings you great luck and good cheer.

Another wooden leprechaun. Then again, this one has more of a body. But his hat is definitely one you can see for miles.

Another wooden leprechaun. Then again, this one has more of a body. But his hat is definitely one you can see for miles.

62. A great St. Patrick’s Day wreath has lovely green felt flowers.

Well, if the flowers weren't green it wouldn't be for St. Patrick's day. Love the button centers though.

Well, if the flowers weren’t green it wouldn’t be for St. Patrick’s day. Love the button centers though.

63. This lucky sign includes a horseshoe for better days.

Well, it's a pallet sign that's not just for St. Patrick's Day. Though St. Patrick's Day is the perfect occasion for it.

Well, it’s a pallet sign that’s not just for St. Patrick’s Day. Though St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect occasion for it.

64. You can’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without donning a pair of shamrock earrings.

They also consist of 4 leaves to bring luck to you. Perhaps luck that you won't be found somewhere on the street after a day drinking.

They also consist of 4 leaves to bring luck to you. Perhaps luck that you won’t be found somewhere on the street after a day drinking.

65. For a necklace to match, this pendant will do quite nicely.

Well, certainly goes with the earrings. Though it has a crystal drop underneath. Etsy listing, by the way.

Well, certainly goes with the earrings. Though it has a crystal drop underneath. Etsy listing, by the way.

66. This Saint Patrick’s Day, it’s best you put your green flowers in beer mugs.

Because whiskey shot glasses wouldn't be sufficient. At one hand, it's clever. On the other hand, might evoke bad Irish stereotypes.

Because whiskey shot glasses wouldn’t be sufficient. At one hand, it’s clever. On the other hand, might evoke bad Irish stereotypes.

67. With 3 leftover Valentine’s Day wreaths, you can make a shamrock.

Well, this is a 3 leaf one with a large bow. Might contain a few pearls among the green though.

Well, this is a 3 leaf one with a large bow. Might contain a few pearls among the green though.

68. Show your love for the Irish with this Saint Patrick’s Day mailbox decoration.

Make sure you live in a neighborhood that doesn't have mailbox smashers before you do this. Because it might not turn out quite well.

Make sure you live in a neighborhood that doesn’t have mailbox smashers before you do this. Because it might not turn out quite well.

69. There’s nothing that expresses St. Patrick’s Day quite like Scrabble tiles.

Yes, is a nice display as anything. However, I don't really approve using game tiles for craft projects.

Yes, is a nice display as anything. However, I don’t really approve using game tiles for craft projects for obvious reasons.

70. A Saint Patrick’s Day wreath always brings good luck when it contains flowers.