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St. Patrick’s Day Wooden Decorations Guide

St. Patrick’s Day Wooden Decorations Guide
Posted by Woodpeckers Crafts

St. Patrick’s Day Wooden Decorations Guide

Top of the morning to ya! Every March, millions of people around the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with food, drink, and laughter. It’s a unique holiday that lends itself to the charm of Ireland. Fortunately, you can infuse this very same charm into your holiday with St. Patrick’s Day wooden decorations!

But what do St. Patrick’s Day wooden decor and decorations even look like, you might ask? We’re here to tell you! The fact is that there are a lot of different themes surrounding St. Patrick’s Day, ranging from shamrocks to pots of gold. So your St. Paddy’s Day decorations might end up looking a lot different from someone else’s, and that’s ok! It’s part of the beauty of the holiday — there are a million different ways to get creative!

And if you’re new to St. Patrick’s Day wood decor or wood crafting in general, you probably have a few questions that need to be answered before you break out the tools of the trade. For instance, what kinds of decorations should you display around the home for St. Patrick’s Day? What holiday theme is best for your household? Finally, where can you buy quality Baltic birch wood crafts for St. Patrick’s Day decorations?

In today’s guide, we will answer all of these questions and more, so let’s get started!

St. Patrick’s Day wooden decoration ideas

More often than not, the hardest part of getting started with holiday decorations is actually choosing the central shape, theme, or idea. As previously mentioned, there are many different ways you can decorate your home for St. Patrick’s Day, and you may want to choose more than one “theme” to really celebrate the day in style! In the sections below, we’ll take a look at some of the most popular wood decoration ideas for St. Patrick’s Day.

Shamrock cutout

Shamrocks (or clovers) are deeply intertwined with the historical and cultural significance of St. Patrick’s Day. According to the legend, Saint Patrick (the patron saint of Ireland) used a three-leafed shamrock as a symbol of faith, hope, and love. This simple yet profound metaphor resonated with the people of Ireland and became a lasting part of the teachings of St. Patrick to those who retold the story.

Today, the shamrock is a common symbol of Irish identity, culture, and, most of all, faith. Since it is also intrinsically linked with the story of Saint Patrick, it only makes sense to use the shamrock to decorate for your St. Patrick’s Day festivities! At Woodpeckers, we have wooden shamrock cutouts of varying sizes that can be hung on entryways or displayed on a table or mantlepiece using a wooden cutout stand.

Horseshoe cutout

Horseshoes may not have the same direct link to St. Patrick’s Day as shamrocks do, but they’re still on theme for the holiday. In Ireland (and many other countries around the world), horseshoes are associated with good luck and protection from evil spirits. If you’ve ever heard of the “Luck of the Irish,” you can see how horseshoes would fit in well during Ireland’s most famous holiday!

Wooden horseshoe cutouts make great St. Patrick’s Day decorations because they’re really easy to incorporate into just about any setting. You can put painted horseshoes in display boxes or, for an even greater impact, you can simply hang them over your front door. This will give a dash of luck to anyone who comes to your home!

Leprechaun hat cutout

Leprechauns are creatures that are deeply rooted in Irish folklore. For this reason, it’s almost impossible to see a Leprechaun decoration without thinking of Ireland! These mischievous and illusive beings are often depicted as small, bearded men who wear green coats and top hats. While the outline of a leprechaun would be pretty hard to identify, the outline of a top hat is universally recognizable and a great way to add a dash of Irish luck to your decorations!

If you opt for a wooden leprechaun hat cutout, you can keep things simple with black or green coloration, or you can use the extra space to paint a holiday-themed slogan. The choice is yours!

Pot of gold cutout

If you’re familiar with leprechauns, then there’s a good chance that you’re familiar with the “pot of gold” element of Irish mythology. Leprechauns love to hoard treasures, particularly pots full of gold coins, which they typically hide at the end of rainbows. It goes without saying that pots of gold are a sign of good luck. After all, if you came upon a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, it would be a very lucky day for you!

Our signature wooden pot of gold cutouts are easy to decorate and great to pair with our leprechaun top hat cutouts. Naturally, you’re free to decorate your pot of gold however you please, but a bit of black and gold paint is all you need to give it that iconic St. Patrick’s Day look!

Beer mug cutout

While St. Patrick’s Day isn’t always celebrated with alcohol, it is a big part of the holiday for many people. Though alcohol-themed decorations may not be the right fit if you're decorating with kids, they are great for homes or apartments where you plan to celebrate with other adults.

Our wooden beer mug cutout is bubbling over with foam and is perfect for decorating your kitchen, dining area, or anywhere in your home where you want to drink and be merry! However, beer mug decorating may take a little more nuance than simpler options like the leprechaun top hat or the horseshoe, especially if you want to get the coloration of your brew just right. So, if you want to decorate your home with wooden beer mug cutouts, it’s best if you or someone you know has a knack for painting!

Lucky cutout

Luck and St. Patrick’s Day are the perfect pair! There are some things that are best expressed with words, and “luck” is a concept that’s easier to say with a word than an image. Fortunately, you can easily use St. Patrick’s Day wood signs to demonstrate your love of all things Irish and bless your home with even more luck!

Our wooden lucky cutout sign has a shamrock flourish, making it an even better fit for St. Patrick’s Day. You can leave the cutout in its natural state for a more “rustic” look, decorate it with the colors of the holiday (especially green!), or you can add your own special colors and patterns to personalize your creation!

As you can see, there are a lot of different ways to decorate your home for St. Patrick’s Day! Wooden cutouts make it easy to practice your painting skills and add a splash of Irish flair to the day. And remember, if you’re struggling to find the best wooden cutouts for your St. Patrick’s Day crafts and decor, Woodpeckers has everything you need to bring the luck of the Irish to your home!

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