Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an Easy DIY Tablescape
Feeling lucky? Have some fun this St. Patrick’s Day by setting up a tablescape that both adults and kids will love! With a touch of gold and rainbow and a whole lotta GREEN, your friends will be catching the luck of the Irish before the night is thru.
Hi, I’m Jess from The Sewing Rabbit, and to create this St. Patrick’s Day tablescape I mixed up pieces that I already owned, such as a basic white tablecloth, and paired them with simple pieces of green and gold, like the shamrock 10-minute table runner. I am not a trained chef by any means (although my family sure likes my cooking, ha!), so whenever I am throwing a party I tend to lean towards classic, easy meals and desserts that we all know and love. Then I think about how I might be able to add a touch of party theme to it.
Here I took a basic store bought box cake (in the neon green of course, which you cannot see), added classic vanilla frosting, and simply decorated the cake with thin mint cookies all around and gold sprinkles.
For a touch of rainbow, I simply layered some fruit in glass cups and added a gold plastic fork! I am always amazed at how kids will gobble up fruits and vegetables if they come packaged in fun designs.
Filling a cheap plastic gold bowl that I found on clearance with Rolos, I made my ‘pot of gold’ found at the end of the rainbow. And vintage looking gold jars, found at JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores HERE, paired with sprays of fake green and white flowers, and adds a touch of elegance to the table. Call me old fashioned, but I am a big believer that every decorated table should have flowers and/or candles on them. There is just something about it that instantly adds class.
Furthermore, I wrapped some light green cloth napkins with a cheap and easy felt shamrock napkin holder for a fun added touch (these literally took me 1 minute to make) and added a tiny little framed ‘Happy St. Patrick’s Day’ picture. *See below for the shamrock napkin holder DIY at the end of the post.
Of course, no party is complete without cookies!!! (At least that is what my kids think.) When you are short on time, I like to buy store bought pre-made sugar cookie dough, and decorate with frosting once baked. The green Wilton decorating icing found at your local JOANN Fabric & Craft Store comes with decorating tips already attached to the icing pouch making it easy to create round or star designs. BOOM.
The rainbow balloon banner was probably the most difficult thing I did for this St. Patrick’s Day themed tablescape – and by difficult, I mean it took me longer than 20 minutes to make. I simply blew up a package of rainbow colored balloons and tied them together with one piece of string, tying each balloon by the tail about 5” apart. Once they were all together, I used more string to tie the balloons to the ceiling! They blew around in the wind, but help secure.
So go ahead, have some fun this St. Patrick’s Day! Get your Irish on.
Keep reading below for the 10-minute table runner DIY, and shamrock napkin rings.
HOW TO MAKE A 10 MINUTE TABLE RUNNER
Skill level: Beginner
Time needed: 10 minutes
● 2 yards fabric
● Basic sewing essentials
FABRIC USED IN THESE PHOTOS:
● St. Patrick’s Day Watercolor Shamrocks
1. Fold fabric in half right sides together, matching up the long selvage edge. Pin the selvage together, and sew using a 2 to 3” seam allowance. Press seam open.
2. Turn fabric right side out, and center the seam in the middle of the fabric. This will be the bottom of your runner. Press runner so that it lays nice and flat.
3. Fold the outer side raw edge ½” towards wrong side and press. Fold again ½”, so that the raw edge is enclosed, and press. Sew to secure. Repeat for another side.
HOW TO MAKE A FELT SHAMROCK NAPKIN RING
Skill level: Beginner
Time needed: 1 – 5 minutes
1. Fold felt in half so that the long edges match up. Using a pen, trace a shamrock shape on either end, with a straight 1” connector in the middle connecting the two shamrocks.
2. Cut out from felt. This will give you TWO napkin rings.
3. Tie around a cinched napkin center, overlapping the shamrocks in the front.
And there you have it!