11 Classy (Not Cartoonish) Ways to Decorate Your Home for St. Patrick's Day (PHOTOS)

It's the time of the year where you decorate your house in green in honor of the Emerald Isle and wait for spring. But instead of using a four-leaf clover stamp and calling it a day, why don't you try something a little more elegant on for size.

These St. Patty's crafts are relatively simple but with big (and gorgeous) pay-off! You'll want to display #4 all year long.

How do you decorate for St. Patrick's Day?

Image via Mason Jar Crafts Love

  • Golden Shamrock Mason Jars

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    Linda at Mason Jar Crafts Love gives mason jars the shamrock treatment with gold and green paint. We love how luxe these look for relatively little work.

  • Lucky Shamrocks Wreath

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    Image via Flamingo Toes

    For a tasteful touch of color on your door, hang up this sweet lucky shamrocks wreath. The burlap coupled with glittering gold pins really makes this adorable rainbow pennant pop.

  • Sequin Shamrock Coasters

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    Image via Giggles Galore

    There's no better way to accent your St. Patty's cocktail than with some shiny shamrock coasters. Who knew it would only take corkboard, sequin ribbon and glue to make any glass look festive? We'd be a little tempted to keep them out all year long.

  • Found Terrarium

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    Image via Anna Fischer/Flickr

    Did you know that you can make a terrarium with what you find growing in your neighborhood? Start by collecting some moss and other small plants carefully pulled up with their roots intact (clovers are perfect for March!). Arrange the moss and plants over a small mound of soil in a container and lightly water for a self-sustaining biodome.

  • Lucky Vases

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    This project is perfect if you need to whip something up ASAP. (Impromptu St. Patrick's Day Party? We're just throwing it out there!) Puffy paint and green spray paint can transform any clean jar into a centerpiece-worthy 'lucky' vase. Take a cue from Malia of Yesterday on Tuesday and fill them with tulips!

  • Clover Calendar

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    Image via Me and My DIY

    Can't get enough of St. Patrick's Day? Brighten your whole month with a cute clover calendar. Debbie at Me and My DIY provides all of the downloadable elements you need to assemble it, you just have to bring the paper and a steady hand for cutting.

  • Lucky Succulent Planters

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    Image via Snap! Creativity

    Succulents are having a moment, and it isn't hard to see why -- they're super low-maintance while staying so stylish. These themed lucky succulent planters are a creative and understated way to add a touch of color to your home or windowsill. We love how the gentle chalky paint brings out the gorgeous green tones in the plants.

  • St. Patrick's Paint Chip Canvas

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    This craft is for anyone who isn't a fan of some of the more cartoonish elements of St. Patty's Day decor, but still wants to get in the spirit. Clean and simple, there are no shamrocks or leprechauns on this paint chip canvas. A great no-fuss way to show your Irish pride.

  • Moss Letters

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    Image via Dear Lillie Blog

    While the blustery weather continues outdoors, bring a touch of spring into your home with this easy moss letters craft. It's not real moss, of course, but it still evokes the season of green and growing things. Decorate anything (not just letters) as a reminder that warmer days are on the way.

  • Geometric Vases

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    Image via Hello Lidy

    Need something festive for a modern home? There is nothing cutesy about these sleek geometric vases. Decorated with paint chips in understated colors, no one will bat an eye if you keep these out past March.

  • Lucky Burlap Decor

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    Image via Landeelu

    We love the way that green pops on light brown. Landee of Landeelu makes use of that color scheme by framing a piece of decorated burlap and then using craft paint to write "lucky" on the glass of a picture frame. Best part? It washes right off with water and soap, so you can simply reuse a frame you already own.

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