Fun and Cute Foam Shamrock Cutouts For St Patrick’s Day
If you are looking for a way to save some money on the things you need and want in your home, then looking at some St. Patrick’s Day themed fun with foam shamrocks may be just what you need. While it is true that St. Patrick’s Day is on February 14th, why not celebrate the holiday with a great party of Irish favors? This would make a great theme for any potluck, dinner, or even breakfast…the possibilities are endless. Here are some ideas for incorporating Irish food into your next party and other fun ideas for feasts.
With the holiday season over and done with, now is a good time to clean out the cupboards and let your imagination run wild. If you have leftover foil sealant from last year’s celebration, you can use this to make paper clips. If you have ever tried to glue something onto a flat surface, then you know how frustrating that can be. It is so easy to lose your place or have the mistake of not getting everything on the right side. If you have foil that has not been used, you can use it to create some gold shamrock cutouts in the shapes of Irish crosses or other gold icons.
A great recipe for food or favors is to cook a pot of Irish potato soup and add some hot glue gun action! If you do not want to go with the hot glue gun route, you can always use glitter, hot glue, or some gold glitter on the inside and outside of the shamrock cutout to really dress it up and look like the real thing. If you do not want to be bright and shiny, you can always purchase a soft hot glue gun and paint it your own gold color. You will probably want to use a black or dark green color. This will depend on the type of green you prefer and also if you are going to use the glue gun indoors or out. These types of green stains usually work the best for outdoor projects.
The green food coloring that comes in the hot glue gun is very easy to remove. You simply wipe it off with soap and water. Another option for food dye is to use a liquid food color. You can make your own food dye, but it will take you several hours of testing until you find one you like. You will want to be careful about using too much of the liquid because it may give you a green food dye stain.
For the pool noodle centerpiece, you will need some hot glue gun action, some wire, and a big piece of foam. Wrap the wire around the entire body of the shamrock four times and then secure it to the bottom sheet of grass. You can then add a hot glue gun’s tip to create a hole in the center of the green food coloring. Use the hot glue gun’s tip to outline the body and edges of the body so that the hot glue will stay on the entire thing.
When you glue the shamrock cutouts to the bottom piece of grass, you will want to make sure it’s covering enough space to hold the wreath in place. After that you will want to grab some ribbon and some flowers. The easiest way to do this is to make a square with the flowers and ribbon. Fold the bottom part of the square over so that you can hang it from the hook on the bottom. This should be a simple and cute wreath that you can add to the front of your door to greet everyone that comes to visit. These are just a few ideas for making unique and fun foam shamrocks to send as gifts for St. Patrick’s Day.