A collection of easy, St. Patrick’s Day crafts, and a new DIY topiary

I’ve had fun making a few tissue paper crafts recently, like the Mardi Gras Wreath and the Valentine’s Day Topiaries. So, when I wanted to DIY an easy craft for St. Patrick’s Day, I decided a Tissue Paper Topiary was the way to go. And I was especially excited about it when I found the perfect white tissue paper with gold polka dots, which reminded me of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. And speaking of rainbows, you could make this St. Patrick’s Day topiary in all the colors of the rainbow, too. I’m also linking up to a few favorite St. Patrick’s Day crafts from the past.

Super easy St. Patrick's Day Topiary! CraftsnCoffee.com.

You’ll whip up this St. Patrick’s Day Topiary in an hour or less!

To make a St. Patrick’s Day Tissue Paper Topiary, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” cone
  • Tissue paper in three shades of green, plus white (I found white tissue paper with gold polka dots at Target)
  • Gold coin
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Optional: Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; tape measure; straight pins

To make a St. Patrick’s Day Tissue Paper Topiary:

  1. Cut a strip 12” long and 5” wide from a double layer of tissue paper. Fold in half to measure 12” long x 2-1/2” wide. Your tissue paper strip should now have four layers.
  2. Hold the layers together, and cut fringe along the open, 12” edge. Make about 4 – 5 cuts per inch. It doesn’t have to be perfect, and it will go faster than you think.
  3. Wrap the fringed strip around the base of the 12” cone and pin in back. Adjust as needed so the strip is straight. Optional: Spot glue in place with white craft glue.

    Easy St. Patrick's Day crafts & decorations on CraftsnCoffee.com.

    The white tissue paper with gold polka dots is my favorite.

  4. Wrap the tape measure around the cone, about 1” above the last fringed strip. This will be the width for the next paper strip. Continue to wrap the cone in fringed tissue paper strips, completing seven rows.
  5. For the last three rows, cut your tissue paper strips 3” – 4” wide, so they measure 1-1/2” – 2” wide when folded. This will make it easier to wrap the strips around the narrow top of the cone.
  6. Glue the gold coin to the top.
So cute and easy for St. Patrick's Day! Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com.

Check your gift wrap supplies to see if you already have the tissue paper you’ll need.

Here are more St. Patrick’s Day crafts and decorations. Many of them are super easy, which I really appreciate for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a quick holiday, here one day and gone the next, so I like decorations that are fast and inexpensive.

Really cute and super-easy ideas for St. Patrick's Day crafts & decorations. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Deco Mesh St. Patrick’s Day Topiary

Shamrock Topiary Cone

St. Patrick’s Day Daisy Topiary

30-Minute St. Patrick’s Day Topiary

Green Daisy Wreath

St. Patrick’s Rainbow Yarn Wreath

St. Patrick’s Day Wreath round up

The snowdrops are already blooming! CraftsnCoffee.com.

Leap Day snowdrops.

I hope you enjoyed your extra day yesterday. It’s hard to believe it’s March 1 already. I saw my first spring flowers yesterday when I came across these blooming snowdrops. Who else is seeing signs of spring? (And many thanks to those who shared their project lists with me. I love reading about what you’re making!)

Happy crafting!


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9 Responses to A collection of easy, St. Patrick’s Day crafts, and a new DIY topiary

  1. OOOO! Love the wreath on the bottom of the picture and the top and bottom right pieces!! So pretty!! Not sure I will be doing St. Patty’s day decorating this year because my life just exploded! So glad I can pop over here and get a reason to smile! THANKS!

    • Sharon says:

      I’m so glad you came by, too — I missed your sweet comments earlier in the week. I hope all is o.k.! Thanks for squeezing in a little time for Crafts ‘n Coffee! I hope your week is a good one, Barb. xo, Sharon

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  3. Angie says:

    Top ‘o the morning to ya! St Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. The green and gold will soon be sprouting up everywhere. Love this new Topiary. Bet it was just as much fun to make as it is to enjoy. Got to always include that pot of gold at the end. Milk chocolate, if you please. This is a fun project for all ages. Thank you for sharing!

    • Sharon says:

      Top ‘o the mornin’ to you, too, Angie. If there’s a big pot of chocolate at the end of the rainbow, I’m all in :-). This was a fun project to DIY, and I may revisit this idea again later this year . . . Thanks! Sharon

  4. annehaun says:

    My Irish heritage loves this post -thanks for sharing.

  5. Bette Ware says:

    you have such wonderful ideas on here, I am glad I found you 🙂

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