Crafty Ways To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Crafty Ways To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
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Crafty Ways To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day


St. Patrick’s Day is nearly here! For years, the Irish holiday has been celebrated all around the world. Will you be celebrating on Sunday 17th March?


What is St. Patrick’s Day?

St. Patrick’s Day, also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a religious and cultural celebration which is always held on the 17th March. This global celebration of Irish culture signifies remembering St Patrick, one of Ireland’s patron saints who introduced Christianity to Ireland during the 5th century.

Every year, parades and events are held around the world as millions celebrate this day.

Saint Patrick, whose real name is believed to be Maewyn Succat, was born in Roman Britain in 385 AD. At the age of 16, Patrick was kidnapped by pirates and sold into slavery in Ireland. During his six-year captivity, he herd and tended to sheep. During this time, he became fluent in the Irish language.

He escaped his captivity and turned to the church, becoming a priest. This is when he took on the name Patrick. He returned to Ireland in 432 AD to convert the Irish to Christianity. When he died on March 17th 461 AD, he had established monasteries, churches and schools.

Every year, on the date of his death, celebrations are held to honour Saint Patrick.


How You Can Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

There are numerous ways you can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, why not:

  • Wear something green, this could be a hat, shirt, or jewellery depicting the Irish colours
  • Attend parades
  • Wear a shamrock
  • Indulge in traditional Irish foods and drinks
  • Send a card to a loved one
  • It is a day of happiness and remembrance

St Patrick's Day Card Design


Why not craft your own St. Patrick’s Day card in honour of the celebration? Our All Occasions Whopper Topper Pad is perfect for the occasion. Not only does it offer 20 different designs, the incredibly versatile artwork means it can be used for a number of different occasions and celebrations – including St. Patrick’s Day.

The ‘Good Luck’ sentiment and shamrock designs add a beautiful effect to your card. Take a look at our stunning card below we created using our All Occasions Whopper Topper Pad.


You Will Need:


How to Make:

  1. With the 6’’ x 6’’ card blank, cut an additional card with a width of 7cm
  2. Score at 3cm and 6cm
  3. Once you have made the step, attach it to the card
  4. Use the gold mirri mat for the back and step of the card
  5. Using the Fabulous Flowers Moonstone Die, cut out three flowers. Cut a slip in the flowers and overlap one of the petals
  6. Once dry, flatten and using a circular punch pad, cut the centre to make a lucky shamrock
  7. Attach the ‘Good Luck’ sentiment using foam pads
  8. Attach the Shamrock using pinflair glue
  9. Fun Facts About St. Patrick’s Day
  10. We found many fun facts about St. Patrick’s Day; take a look at some of the most interesting:

 


Did you know?

  • The colour of St. Patrick’s Day was originally blue, not green.
  • The colour green became associated with the day after the Irish independence movement in the 18th century. However, green ribbons and shamrocks were worn as early as the 17th century.
  • Each leaf of a four-leaf clover has a specific meaning – faith, hope, love and luck
  • In 1962, it was the first time Chicago dyed the river green in honour of St. Patrick’s Day
  • St. Patrick’s Day is a national holiday in Ireland
  • The first St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in Waterford – the oldest and fifth most populated city in the Republic of Ireland – in 1903

 

14 March 2019