St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner (March 17), and while Chicago and Savannah will be turning their rivers green, we know you’ll need some ideas on a little smaller scale. That’s why we’ve rounded up some DIY projects and recipes from HGTV and DIY Network for things you can turn green, from cocktails to cupcakes to tresses. Enjoy!
While a dash of food coloring in your beer would certainly work, how about taking it a step further (and fancier) by making a Matcha Green Tea Gimlet. (“A what?” you say.) Learn more and get the recipe here.
These Lucky Vanilla Cupcakes get their green from chopped pistachios — a healthier (and, we think, tastier) alternative to colored icing. Get the recipe here.
You can also make your own cupcake toppers for the big day!
If you prefer your cake at the end of a stick, try these cake pops that are candy-coated in gorgeous green. The secret ingredient? Irish stout — yum. Get the recipe for Chocolate Stout Cake Pops.
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While it’s not completely green, this beautiful handmade wreath has a real Irish soul, with natural materials and one lucky shamrock. Learn to make a Burlap Wreath for St. Patrick’s Day.
We have mixed feelings about hair chalking for everyday, but on special occasions, bring it on! Get advice for Chalking Your Hair on St. Patrick’s Day.
Wearing this easy-to-make felt shamrock pin ensures you’ll receive no pinches. See how to make your own Simple Felt Shamrocks for yourself or your child.
What are your favorite things to turn green on St. Patrick’s Day? Leave ideas in the comments below.