DIY St. Patrick’s Day Centerpiece: Blooming and Edible Leprechaun Hat!

The countdown to St. Patrick’s Day has begun and this leprechaun’s hat centerpiece makes a festive and edible centerpiece for your celebration and table!

While a leprechaun is hard to catch, this St. Patrick’s Day centerpiece and leprechaun’s hat is easy to capture and create with using clear glass vases, candy and flowers!

Here are the supplies you’ll need:

 ☘ a buckle (I found mine with the sewing notions at Hobby Lobby for $2.49, less 40% with a weekly coupon)

 ☘ black ribbon ( 2 inch grosgrain ribbon / Hobby Lobby)

 double-sided tape to secure ribbon to vase

 large glass vase or glass serving bowl with straight sides (Target)

 smaller glass vase to fit inside large one (Target)

 glass plate or platter (Target)

 green candy of your choice ( jelly beans / Party City)

 white flowers  (daisies, mums, carnations and alstroemeria are all affordable options and will last 10 days to two weeks)

 I snipped the metal prong off using pliers to thread the ribbon through the buckle, and attached the ribbon to my vase with double-sided tape.

I used the same method as with my Valentine’s Day table centerpiece and my favorite recycling tip –> reuse the plastic netting bag that avocados come in! The produce netting bags that citrus and avocados come in are strong and flexible, making them an ideal material to support your flower stems and saves you the step of taping off a grid pattern on your vase.

Cut the netting to size to fit the top of your small vase. I used wide clear packing tape which makes it quick and easy to secure the slippery netting to the vase. Tape the netting to the sides of vase, stretching it to keep it tight as you tape. The tighter the netting is, the more support the flowers stems will have.

Use the green candy of your choice, filling in between the walls of your vases as decoration and to conceal your flower stems. Add water to your taped vase and then your flowers, using the grid to arrange and support your stems. Daisies and mums are easier to arrange through the netting if you cut them apart.

 Place your vases on a clear plate or platter and add more candy to create the brim of your leprechaun hat and edible centerpiece!

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  51 comments for “DIY St. Patrick’s Day Centerpiece: Blooming and Edible Leprechaun Hat!

  1. Bonita Ritter
    February 26, 2018 at 7:26 am

    Just love it ! Fun for St Pattys day

  2. Bonbongirl
    February 26, 2018 at 7:26 am


  3. Rita C.
    February 26, 2018 at 7:28 am

    Oh my gosh, you are so, so clever, and this is so cute! I usually don’t like what I refer to as the cheeky stuff but this….this!
    psssst…..I caught a leprechaun and turned him into a shepherd. ;)

  4. Karen
    February 26, 2018 at 7:36 am

    L🍀VE IT!

  5. February 26, 2018 at 7:50 am

    Mary, what a fun centerpiece. Your tutorial is easy to follow and this would be a fun project with children. Happy Monday…It is pouring rain at my house!

  6. Alice
    February 26, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Your imagination has no limits Mary. Too cute!

  7. Patti Kachmar
    February 26, 2018 at 8:28 am

    How cute and clever ! I love it !

  8. February 26, 2018 at 8:39 am

    Once again, Mary you’ve outdone yourself! The centerpiece is whimsy without being too much! I’d love for you to tell your readers… what size the two glass containers are that you frequently use for the arrangements concerning height and the circumference. I can’t tell you the number of times, I’ve gone to look in the vase isle, feel overwhelmed and leave without purchasing any vases. Obviously, this concept leaves me without a centerpiece and feeling inept concerning my ability to decorate! Your recommendation would be greatly appreciated! :)

    • February 26, 2018 at 9:05 am

      Thanks Melissa! The inner vase is here on Target’s website, I got it last week: 4.5 inches (H) x 5.1 inches (W) x 5.1 inches (D), $2.99. I can’t find the bowl on their website but I got it the same time too. It’s approximately 10 inches in diameter (hard to measure with my flowers still inside) and 5 inches tall. It was by Anchor Hocking and $8.99 :)

  9. Cyndi Raines
    February 26, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Top o’ the mornin’ to ye, Mary! How cute is that! We are of German descent, but can’t resist the fun of St. Daddy’s day and decorated with a bit of green myself. Time to put away the snowmen and bring out some fairies, birds and lambs. So ready for Spring! Thanks for another great centerpiece!

  10. Cyndi Raines
    February 26, 2018 at 8:46 am

    St. Paddy’s day – I hate it when it automatically corrects to what it thinks you want! Lol

  11. February 26, 2018 at 9:07 am

    This just makes me smile! Thank you Mary for your wonderful ideas!

  12. sheree
    February 26, 2018 at 9:48 am

    So,so cute! I’m running out today to purchase supplies . We always celebrate quite big on St. Patrick’s day. I get out all my Belleck pottery and make traditional Irish food from the cookbooks I’ve brought home from Ireland. This will make a cute addition to decor! Thank you Mary.

  13. February 26, 2018 at 10:08 am

    ha,ha! How utterly delightful Mary, I am grinning from ear to ear! The “belt” is brilliant! I hope the leprechauns don’t steal all your jelly beans!

  14. February 26, 2018 at 10:11 am

    When I opened your blog, I said…Oh My Gosh!! Is that leprechaun hat ever the cutest thing, Mary!!! It makes me happy just to look at it. Thank you for sharing the tutorial with us…you’re the best!

  15. Cheryl
    February 26, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Absolutely adorable.

  16. Virginia
    February 26, 2018 at 11:00 am

    What a fantastic idea and so cute as always.😀👒☘️

  17. Debbie
    February 26, 2018 at 11:39 am

    Oh, my gracious!!!! I love it! Thanks for sharing.

  18. Donna B Oliphint
    February 26, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Ok, THAT’s adorable!

  19. February 26, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    This is adorable! How creative!!!

  20. Catherine LUXEREAU
    February 26, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    Bonsoir Mary… c’est super chouette votre centre de table qui fait base aussi ! J’adore votre idée…. vous êtes inepuisable
    pour les bonnes idees … 😊 Sincèrement j ‘adore..!!! Super !! Bravo…😀

  21. February 26, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    I love it!! 💚😊

  22. Marilyn
    February 26, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Thank You for the project for St.Patrick’s Day.

  23. Joan
    February 26, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    This is a wonderful project for the holiday.

  24. Marion
    February 26, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Mary this is a great project for people who are Irish and for those who celebrate the holiday even though they are not Irish.

  25. Vanessa
    February 26, 2018 at 2:30 pm


  26. February 26, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    Everything you do is so bright and creative. Love your posts! Wishing you a very happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  27. February 26, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    Very cheerful and festive Mary! Lovin’ the pretty daisies and I’ve been known to snarf down a jelly bean or two in my day:@)

  28. Scotty
    February 26, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Nice job! So pretty

  29. Norma Rolader
    February 26, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Oh so adorable

  30. February 26, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    This is so darn cute and clever! I love it! IF I set a St. P’s table I will do this! You have inspired me and thanks for the dimensions of the vases.

  31. February 27, 2018 at 8:15 am

    I’m so glad I found your brilliant blog. Thank you for the creativity and beauty you share.

  32. Cindy in NC
    February 27, 2018 at 9:55 am

    Love it. Since St. Patrick`s Day is also mine and my husband’s birthday even more meanful. Yes, same day. He likes to tell people we have the same anniversary too!

  33. February 28, 2018 at 8:19 am

    Sooooo cute and it’s edible too!! ☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️

  34. Marie in AZ
    February 28, 2018 at 9:06 am

    Oh my gosh! Too cute for words!

  35. February 28, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    Great Fun! The Little Folk are going to love it. Thank you for sharing. . ..

  36. March 1, 2018 at 11:53 am

    Such a cute idea! I’m battling with avoiding sugar/carbs so I won’t even bring any candy in the house but I’m sure a similar look could be achieved with other resources! Love the simplicity of the ribbon and the buckle for the hat.

  37. March 1, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    Of course, you can make even St. Patrick’s Day decor elegant and gorgeous! How fun. I just love this idea, and the pop of flowers makes me even more anxious for warm weather to come.

  38. March 1, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Oh my goodness, this is just the cutest DIY project for St. Patrick’s Day. Adorable! I have to tell you I am so glad I know how to solve my flower arranging now, netting! Honestly who knew, I didn’t Now I will tape the netting to my vases for easier floral arrangements. Thanks Mary.

  39. March 1, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Mary, This is such an adorable and unique DIY for St. Patrick’s Day. I’m so in love with this. Pinning for sure!

  40. Pattie Lilacnpearls
    March 2, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Brilliant! You never cease to amaze me Mary & your posts bring so much joy & inspiration, Thank you! :)

  41. March 2, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    Great idea! Thank you!!

  42. Kim E
    March 4, 2018 at 9:06 am

    This is just so cute. Love the idea!

  43. March 7, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    This is one of my very favorite centerpieces!!!….for more reasons than one….So very creative and how can one not smile when seeing this!!…Beautiful Mary! Thanks for the tutorial!!!

  44. March 12, 2018 at 12:49 am

    That’s a great idea. It’s very creative!

  45. Jane
    February 18, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Mary, you can do ANYTHING!!
    What a darling idea…..
    Keep up the good work. We all love it!
    Happy St. Pat’s Day ☘️

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