St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Adults

Want some ideas for St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Adults? You’ve come to the right place! You can easily make our cute Irish Gnome decor and a few more projects that go with it to bring yourself some luck of the Irish!

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We’re getting a lot of holiday mileage out Kim and Garrett’s unfinished standing gnome with interchangeable accents! You may remember our winter Gnome DIY with the light up hat! Not that we’ve had much of a chance to decorate with it this year – where has winter been hiding?

If you have a laser cutter, you can even buy the svg file and make your own. But today, we’ll show you how to decorate some of the pieces for St. Patrick’s Day.

Here are the interchangeable accents; perfect for Halloween, Easter, Summer, Winter and Valentines Day. It really is a versatile set!

It’s wonderful that you get three hats, but I really wish there was more than one set of hands. Because, as you’ll see later, I’m using the same  hands from my winter Gnome.

Accessory pieces of MDF for St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Adults

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Before we get into the tutorial, let’s answer the burning question on why people wear green on St. Patrick’s Day. Legend has it that green makes you invisible to leprechauns whose shenanigans lead them to pinch anyone they see!

Saint Patrick’s Day Crafts for Adults

First step is to prime the MDF. We primed with white paint. However it would be better to prime with a green craft paint so you use less of the Rust-Oleum glitter paint.

Painting a shamrock with primer for St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Adults

Although I’m only using the four leaf clover and hat for this project I go ahead and prime the other pieces too, since the primer is already open.

Painting an MDF wreath

Once that’s dry, we’re going to use Rust-oleum glitter paint in Kelly Green.

3 primed pieces of MDF on a table with a can of green rustoleum glitter paint

Follow directions on the can. But it’s always a good idea to shake the can REALLY well to mix in the glitter that may have settle. Then, spray it out on a piece of cardboard to test it first.

Man spraying glitter paint on a cardboard box

It’s best to spray multiple light coats. This is how it looks after the first coat; you can still see the primer.

3 MDF pieces after the first coat of glitter paint

I think it took about 4 light coats to get full the full coverage to see here – almost a full can. That’s way too much, so paint/prime with green first to minimize the amount of spray paint you’ll need.

Gnome hat painted with Rustoleum glitter paint beside the spray can

Isn’t our DIY Gnome cute all decked out in glitter green?

St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Adults Irish Gnome

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He looks great paired up with our crochet lampshade made with an upcycled vintage wooden spool.

Finished gnome beside lamp project for St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Adults

And here he is, shown with our lucky four leaf clover Slip on Coaster.  Since these crafts are for adults, you might want to relax with a drink after making your Irish Gnome DIY.

Gnome beside 4 leaf clover slip on coaster for St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Adults

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24 thoughts on “St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Adults

  1. I didn’t know that green makes you invisible to Leprechaun’s. You learn something new everyday 😀

    Your little guy is too cute, Sara. I need to see if the standing kit gnome will ship to this side of the world.

    • I hope he does ship there; he’s a lot of fun and you never know where he will show up (he tends to wander at night lol).

  2. Your Irish Gnome is absolutely adorable and that glitter green? Fabulous! Thanks for hosting, Sara!

  3. Very cute Sara! I love the green glitter paint! St. Patrick’s Day is a very special holiday in my family, it’s my grandaugther’s birthday ☘️ Thanks so much for hosting and for reaching out to me yesterday about my missing link 💕

    • Thanks Jenna! It’s my Aunt’s birthday too so it’s a family affair all around lol!

  4. Sara, your St. Patrick’s Day gnome is absolutely adorable and completes your festive vignette beautifully! Blessings, Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addiction

    • Thank you Cecilia; I always look forward to St. Patrick’s Day; my favourite colour is green!

  5. I am not a gnome fan, but this is super cute. I (my husband) has a laser cutter and this would be super fun to make! Great job.

    • That would be fun to make it yourself Tammy; FYI, you can actually purchase the svg at (not an affiliate link; I just love Kim and Garrett’s laser creations).

  6. What an adorable creation, Sara! And it sounds like you had fun making him! My son was born at 26 weeks on St. Paddy’s Day. He was a miracle baby so we celebrate his day each year!

    • Wow Gail, that’s amazing. My husband was a miracle baby too (although not on St. Patrick’s day). That’s three St. Paddy’s day babies in our group!

    • It’s always exciting to try a new-to-us product and it didn’t disappoint! So much better than loose glitter and glue 😉

  7. Your gnome is super cute! That green glitter spray really looks good. It doesn’t have that flaky, rough appearance like some store-bought glitter decor. Pinned.

    • It is a beautiful finish! Next time we’ll prime with the same/similar colour base coat to save product.

  8. Oh my gosh Sara! Green is my favourite colour and glitter as well, amazing! Now what should I spray paint glittery green…

  9. He’s such a cute little guy all decked out for St. Paddy’s Day! I love that green glitter spray paint. It’s great hopping with you! Pinned.
    Niki | Life as a LEO Wife

  10. These are super cute ideas! I love the sparkly green paint! Thanks for visiting Happy Hearts & Homes, I hope to see you again this week.

    • Thank you! I Will definitely visit again soon :). Thanks for stopping by!!

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