We’re wearing more green today: A Shamrock Topiary Cone

After I posted yesterday’s St. Patrick’s Day Topiary, several readers commented that it was nice to see some green. For everyone who is snowbound today, I’m sharing more green with another easy decorating idea for St. Patrick’s Day. These quick, Shamrock Topiary Cones brighten up the inside when it’s snowy and cold outside. I have a quick round up of more St. Patrick’s Day craft & decor ideas, too.

Cute and easy Shamrock Cones for St. Patrick's Day. CraftsnCoffee.com.

An easy DIY for St. Patrick’s Day decor.

To make a Shamrock Topiary Cone, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 9” cone
  • Fabric, ¼ yd. in a shamrock print
  • Buttons in green and white and assorted sizes
  • Gold sequins
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Optional: Glass candleholder and gold spray paint (I purchased my candleholder at a dollar store)
  • Tools needed: Scissors; sequin pins

To make a Shamrock Topiary Cone:

1. Wrap the fabric around the cone to determine how it will fit and which side will be the back. Glue one end of the fabric to the back, wrap the fabric around the cone again, and glue the other end in place. Trim excess fabric, leaving an extra inch around the bottom and a ½” at the top.

How to make a Shamrock Topiary Cone for St. Patrick's Day. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Glue the fabric tabs to the bottom and top of the cone.

2. Cut tabs in the extra fabric at the top and bottom of the cone. Fold down tabs and glue in place.

3. Glue assorted green and white buttons to the top of the cone.

Cute toppers for Shamrock Topiary Cones. CraftsnCoffee.com.

After I made these little button tops, I had another idea. You could stack black buttons in the shape of a Leprechaun hat instead.

4. Pin on gold sequins.

5. Optional: Spray paint a glass candleholder gold. Let dry. Display cone on the candle holder.

Easy DIY decor for St. Patrick's Day. CraftsnCoffee.com.

These will add a touch of spring green to your decor.

If you’re looking for more St. Patrick’s Day crafts and décor, here’s a list of projects you’ll find on Crafts ‘n Coffee.

Fun & easy ideas for St. Patrick's Day. CraftsnCoffee.com.

St. Patrick’s Rainbow Yarn Wreath 

Deco Mesh St. Patrick’s Day Topiary

Green Daisy Wreath

St. Patrick’s Day Daisy Topiary

30-Minute St. Patrick’s Day Topiary

St. Patrick’s Day Wreath round up

Here’s why I am loving this slice of green today today. It’s -6 here, and -17 with the wind chill. Yikes! On the plus side, it’s too cold for snow and the skies are blue. I feel like I’m living in Arandelle in the movie Frozen! If you “want to make a snowman,” you’ll have to do it inside, like this cute Olaf. How’s the weather where you are? I hope the sun is shining!

Oh my goodness, so cute! DIY on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Olaf loves this weather!

Have a fun weekend, and happy crafting!


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9 Responses to We’re wearing more green today: A Shamrock Topiary Cone

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  3. lupe martinez says:

    thanks for the kind words on Eileen Hull’s blog about the ovens I created with the die she designed. I will have to check out your blog!

  4. I love how simple today’s topiary is to create! TFS!

  5. LisaM6 says:

    I hope you stay warm. Building a snowman inside would be fun. I love Olaf.
    The topiaries are wonderful. I am going to share this with my friend who has a 4-H centerpiece design to come up with for 20 tables. I think this might help her. Great tuts!

    Stay warm…not as cold here but the snow is coming again….the only problem I have is having to pick up dear hubby from airport tomorrow night.

    Love all these ideas.

    • Sharon says:

      It’s been quite a February, hasn’t it, Lisa? Another cold one here and all snowmen will definitely be made inside today! Please let me know how your friend’s centerpieces turn out — these are easy enough that she could wrap up all 20 very quickly. Stay warm! Sharon

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