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St Patricks Day Decor for Your Porch

Dave and I are set for St. Patricks Day Decor on our porch. It's not over the top or anything, just some splashes of green on our porch glider and front door.



We share with you how to make our shamrock pillow toppers as well as the cute little burlap shamrock pillow.

So come along and see our porch and how we pulled it together. It was easy indeed!


collage of our St. Patrck's Day porch decorations




Burlap Shamrock Pillow - Tutorial

burlap shamrock pillow

We made this sweet burlap shamrock pillow for our front porch. It was very easy to do and I was inspired by Maryann of Domestically Speaking for a similar pillow she did for Valentine's Day. I'll tell you how it's made ...



materials you will need for the burlap shamrock pillow

To make the 9" square burlap pillow you need

- a 10" square for the back (I used green check fabric
- a 10" square of burlap for the front (or a little larger since burlap frays so much)
- green ribbon (mine is narrow). Sorry I didn't measure my ribbon but a couple yards should be plenty
- a shamrock template cut out of paper (mine is about 6" across)
- a little fiberfill to stuff your pillow
- thread, needle, pins

I am allowing for a 1/2" seam allowance.



front porch with spring time landscaping

Pin the burlap to the fabric for the back of the pillow - right sides together. Notice how I made my burlap square a little larger than the front - only because it frays so much, but you wouldn't have to.



front porch with spring time landscaping

Stitch around the 4 sides, but keep an opening large enough to be able to turn it right side out. I'd recommend at least 4 to 5 inches for that.



front porch with spring time landscaping

Here's how the pillow looks after it's turned right side out.



front porch with spring time landscaping

Then I placed my paper shamrock template on the burlap. You can easily find shamrock templates online. Just try coloring pages.



front porch with spring time landscaping

I pinned the paper shamrock to the burlap and ran ribbon in and out around the shamrock.

I did that by using a wide-eyed needle and going over and under the burlap. Leave a tail at either end so that you can tie a bow when it's done.



front porch with spring time landscaping

Pretty sweet. Would this fit into your St Patricks Day decor? I think it would make a nice little gift, too.



Video: It's Me Showing You Our Shamrock Porch





Shamrock Pillow Toppers - Tutorial

front porch dressed up for spring

I have another decoration idea for St. Patricks Day for you. We made these three shamrock pillow toppers. They replace the valentine pillow toppers we had recently on our porch. Let me tell you how I made them.

But first, just a reminder that the pillow toppers are meant to go on the top of an already finished pillow - my 17" pillows are made from drop cloths.

The purpose of a "topper" is so that you don't need an entirely new pillow every time you want to change your decor. I am really loving this idea.

You can see our Christmas pillow toppers here and our Valentine toppers here.



materials you need for the pillow toppers

For each pillow topper you will need...

- approximately a 17" square of seasonal fabric (depends upon the size pillow you are working with - mine is 17" square)
- a coordinating and somewhat contrasting swatch of fabric for the shamrock
- shamrock template - probably bigger than what we used for the burlap pillow. Mine is 8 to 9" across.
- glue or needle/thread/sewing machine
- a pillow onto which to put the topper (mine is a 17" pillow)



pillow toppers - turn the raw edges under

Turn the edges under on each side and hem using a zig zag stitch.

For the no-sew way, just glue the edges down.



pillow toppers - trace the shamrock onto the back side of your shamrock fabric swatch

Trace the shamrock onto the back side of your shamrock fabric swatch and then cut it out.



pin the shamrock onto the front of the pillow topper

Pin the shamrock onto the front of the pillow topper. Then sew around the shamrock. I used the zig zag stitch on my machine again.

If you prefer the no-sew method, just glue the shamrock onto the pillow topper and you're done.



finished pillow topper

Here you see one of my finished toppers. Pretty easy, huh?



front porch all set for St. Patricks Day


Here's our porch glider all set with our St. Patrick's Day pillows. Do you like it?



front porch with spring time landscaping


Our welcome sign - leprechaun style. Just adds a cute touch to our St Patricks Day decor.



front porch with spring time landscaping


Our St. Patrick's Day wreath was simple. We just used a forsythia wreath we already had and I added a handmade shamrock and some green ribbon I also already had. It was quick and easy to do and ties in nicely with the other decorations for St. Patrick's Day.



front porch with spring time landscaping

It's not over the top. Just some splashes of green and a little luck o' Irish on our front porch.


front door decorated for St. Patrick's Day

Another variation of our front door we thought you would enjoy seeing. The herb holder in the corner gets updated for each season and holiday.

Hope you enjoyed seeing our St. Patrick's Day porch. Please share photos of your porch, too.



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Eileen's front door decorated for St. Pat's Day with a shamrock wreath

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