St. Patrick's Day Decorating Door Ideas


St. Patrick's Day is widely recognized as a celebration of the achievements of Saint Patrick and of the entire Irish culture. Decorating doors is a fun way to show off some Irish pride without the need to dip into traditional Irish brew.


Go with a perennial favorite of construction paper shamrocks, almost synonymous with the St. Patrick's Day holiday. An Irish lucky clover is inexpensive and relatively easy to make, consisting of just three semicircle cuts (plus a stem) taken from a single sheet of construction paper. To add variety to the door, apply shamrocks of varying sizes across the entire plane of the door. A traditional St. Patrick's Day leprechaun cutout, complete with green suit and reddish-orange beard, helps complete the look.

Rainbows And Pots O' Gold

Go for the gold--the leprechaun's pot of gold. As legend has it, a pot of gold (guarded, of course, by an Irish leprechaun) awaits explorers at the end of every rainbow. This piece of Irish folklore also makes for a great door decoration, with mylar, paper or crepe paper rainbows streaming across the door and ending in a lower corner at a paper pot filled with paper gold. For doors with ample foot room, a small plastic cauldron filled with gold-wrapped chocolate can be a sweet reward for those who find the end of the rainbow.

Erin Go Bragh

Show your love for the emerald isle with a poster, throw or other decoration with the words "Erin Go Bragh." Literally translated as "Ireland Forever," this popular Irish phrase is commonly uttered around the holiday. True Irish fanatics also know the words to the song by the same name, though a simple "Erin Go Bragh" exclamation included in door decorations is sufficient to proclaim a love for Ireland.

A Shamrock Wreath

Take the traditional route for a somewhat classier display of Irish pride. Create a small wreath by wrapping greenery around a round wire, and include a few natural clovers (or, if necessary, some paper shamrocks) for a festive touch.

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Keith Evans has been writing professionally since 1994 and now works from his office outside of Orlando. He has written for various print and online publications and wrote the book, "Appearances: The Art of Class." Evans holds a Bachelor of Arts in organizational communication from Rollins College and is pursuing a Master of Business Administration in strategic leadership from Andrew Jackson University.

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