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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Make a Leprechaun Bottle Topper

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Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? We do. Hubby is half Irish and any excuse to have a beer works for us. When we were younger, St Paddy’s day was all about pub crawls and eating lots of weird green things. Those days are long gone but we can still celebrate this Irish holiday by making a leprechaun bottle topper for our favorite green beer.

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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in true Irish style and make this cute leprechaun bottle topper. Sláinte!!

A leprechaun bottle topper

They are really easy to make too.

Leprechaun Bottle Toppers – The How To

All you need is a piece of green felt, stockings, black fabric, a soda pop thingy, tin foil, orange furry fabric and a glue gun.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in true Irish style and make this cute leprechaun bottle topper. Sláinte!!

What you need

The leprechaun bottle topper took about 5 minutes to put together. Figuring out how to cut the hat took me about an hour though, grrrrrrrr. I just couldn’t seem to get my head around how to make it. I’m blaming it on the fact that I hadn’t had my second cup of coffee yet 😉 Just in case you’re in between cups too, here’s the pattern. Cut the green felt and then roll it up like a cone, making sure that the back edge lines up nicely before gluing it down.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in true Irish style and make this cute leprechaun bottle topper. Sláinte!!

Twisting the hat

Take some tinfoil and scrunch it up into a cone form before stuffing it inside the hat. The tinfoil acts as a stopper and you can bend it to give the hat more character 😉 We did the the same thing when we made this awesome leprechaun shoe planter. It’s such a simple trick. It even works when your making a fairy toadstool.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in true Irish style and make this cute leprechaun bottle topper. Sláinte!!

Stuff with tinfoil

For the nose, cut a piece of stocking, add some stuffing or cotton wool and use a hair elastic to tie it off. If you don’t have an elastic band, a piece of string will work too.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in true Irish style and make this cute leprechaun bottle topper. Sláinte!!

A stocking nose

To make the hatband and buckle bend the soda pop thingy in half and thread a strip of black fabric through the thingy. Is it called a soda pop tab?

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in true Irish style and make this cute leprechaun bottle topper. Sláinte!!

Hatband and buckle

Time to put the leprechaun bottle topper together

Use a glue gun to attach the nose to the inside of the hat, push the extra bits of stocking up inside the hat. Glue the furry orange beard to the inside of the hat, starting at the back of the hat and working your way around. Finally glue on the hatband.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in true Irish style and make this cute leprechaun bottle topper. Sláinte!!

Add the nose and the beard

Bend the hat into whatever topsy, turvy, wonky shape you like and plonk the bottle topper onto your favorite green beer.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in true Irish style and make this cute leprechaun bottle topper. Sláinte!!

St. Paddy’s Day Bottle Topper

Take some photos of said green beer with the leprechaun bottle topper among the Cymbilaria muralis or ivy-leafed toad flax. Don’t you think it looks just like a four leaf clover. Well kinda anyway.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in true Irish style and make this cute leprechaun bottle topper. Sláinte!!

Ivy-leafed toad flax

Open that green beer to cheers St Patrick and all the amazing things he did for Ireland way back in 400 something AD. Oh I almost forgot, talk about the luck of the Irish. While I was making the leprechaun bottle topper, hubby found this little wire clover thing on the floor.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in true Irish style and make this cute leprechaun bottle topper. Sláinte!!

The luck of the Irish

I have absolutely no idea where it came from. None what so ever, but it fits. Talk about serendipity. It should be pretty easy to make just by bending some jewelry wire into a clover shape.

Do you have any  ♧︎DIY♧ planned for St. Patrick’s Day? I’d love to hear what you’ll be making and how you plan on celebrating.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in true Irish style and make this cute leprechaun bottle topper. Sláinte!!

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Wishing you a lovely week. May you never forget what’s worth remembering, nor ever remember what’s best forgotten. Sláinte mhaith.

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Comments

  • Posted: March 9, 2017 14:22

    Karen

    Hi, this is too cute! I was thinking that this can kind of be adapted to any season using colors for different holidays. A scarecrow, elf, even a rabbit using two of the hat points by just rounding the top for ears. I am a creative crafter but I am having a problem with the beard. Is that brushed wool? I was thinking yarn but I know it wouldn't brush and look like your beard. Is there anything else besides wool I could use? Wool isn't in my stash.
    • Posted: March 9, 2017 15:00

      acraftymix

      Hey Karen, I love your ideas on how to change the bottle toppers. Stunning, thank you. The beard is a piece of faux furry material that's been lying around in our craft cupboard. Hope that helps
  • Posted: March 4, 2017 04:36

    debbie stolle

    crazy cool! Imagination gone wild for sure. creative masterpiece.
    • Posted: March 4, 2017 07:43

      acraftymix

      Thank you so much Debbie :D
  • Posted: February 26, 2017 12:03

    Ilka

    Another cute craft idea of yours Michelle! This little guy's nose peeking through underneath the big hat is too adorable!!
    • Posted: February 27, 2017 07:24

      acraftymix

      Awwww thank you Ilka
  • Posted: February 25, 2017 08:18

    Maya

    Wow! This has got to be the cutes leprechaun I've ever seen :) Fantastic job!
    • Posted: February 26, 2017 08:52

      acraftymix

      Thank you so much Maya
  • Posted: February 24, 2017 16:34

    jodie filogomo

    What a great idea! jodie www.jtouchofstyle.com
    • Posted: February 26, 2017 08:47

      acraftymix

      Thank you so much Jodie
  • Posted: February 24, 2017 15:53

    Handan

    Oh my! I love this guy!!!
    • Posted: February 26, 2017 08:49

      acraftymix

      Yay, glad you like him Handan
  • Posted: February 23, 2017 13:32

    Anonymous

    This makes me smile, Michelle :D You're so talented in everything you do. Pinned!
    • Posted: February 23, 2017 14:25

      acraftymix

      Thank you so much Anon, I really appreciate that :D
  • Posted: February 22, 2017 15:41

    Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    Michelle, this little guy is friggin' adorable! His beard is just perfect and scraggly and that orange! Love it. You amaze me with your creativity, although I shouldn't be I am surprised at your ingenuity each time! Happy St. Paddy's day!
    • Posted: February 22, 2017 15:42

      acraftymix

      Thanks so much Nikki, and to you too
  • Posted: February 22, 2017 09:22

    Sarah - Craft Invaders

    I'm going away for a day at the races with a group of Irish girls that I trained with next month just a couple of days before Paddy's day so I'm going to try and get organised and make some of these to take - they are adorable!
    • Posted: February 22, 2017 13:16

      acraftymix

      That sounds like so much fun Sarah. Let me know if any of the instructions aren't clear enough.
  • Posted: February 21, 2017 22:01

    Linda at Mixed Kreations

    What a cute bottle topper! That is really strange how that wire clover just appeared on the floor. But it fit perfectly with the bottle topper.
    • Posted: February 22, 2017 06:53

      acraftymix

      It's the strangest thing that Linda, but I'm glad hubby found it.
  • Posted: February 21, 2017 20:49

    Yvonne

    He is fab! I love that you found some wire at the end, like it was meant to be xx
    • Posted: February 22, 2017 06:54

      acraftymix

      Thanks so much Yvonne, yup that wire clover will always remain a mystery
  • Posted: February 21, 2017 20:47

    Kellie

    Seriously too cute. Each year when my kids were in lower elementary school, they had to make a leprechaun trap. It so drove me nuts. This your leprechaun is actually worth catching.
    • Posted: February 22, 2017 06:54

      acraftymix

      LOL, I'm so glad to hear that Kellie
  • Posted: February 21, 2017 19:54

    Pili Gómez Torné

    This little leprechaun is so cute. I am sure he will provide more luck to you, that little clove is the beginning. Thanks for the hat pattern, I can't get my head around those things no matter what I drink
    • Posted: February 22, 2017 06:55

      acraftymix

      I know right Pili, and here I was thinking that a hat couldn't be too difficult to figure out.
  • Posted: February 21, 2017 13:33

    Zenda

    Love these! A couple of these sitting out at the bar would be pretty cute! Great idea.
    • Posted: February 21, 2017 14:21

      acraftymix

      Thank you so much Zenda ;-)
  • Posted: February 21, 2017 08:51

    Sadhna Grover

    Hi Michelle, this bottle topper look cute, I like the green hat and its filling is a great idea, which is making it stand straight. I have no idea about this St.Patrck's day, what I have seen is that food bloggers cook some green items that day. What is the story about having or eating green items that day?
    • Posted: February 21, 2017 12:37

      acraftymix

      Thank you so much Sadhna for your lovely comment. The reason behind all the green food is actually really sad. Ireland suffered a horrible famine in the late 1840s, which is when many of them immigrated to America. The poor people who couldn't afford passage to the States had to eat grass to try and survive, that's how bad the famine was. They say that lots of people died with green mouths and I believe that's where the tradition of eating green food comes from. In remembrance of the suffering, although I don't think to many people actually think about the reason any more.
  • Posted: February 21, 2017 03:56

    Keri

    Michelle, this little leprechaun bottle topper is so adorable!! His beard and the hat that can be shaped to and fro is very charming. This is a very clever idea. I hope you and your husband have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!!
    • Posted: February 21, 2017 12:37

      acraftymix

      Thank you so much Keri, I'm sure we will.
  • Posted: February 21, 2017 03:36

    Leanna

    Oh my goodness this little leprechaun is priceless. I love him lol. Your creativity never fails to amaze me.
    • Posted: February 21, 2017 12:24

      acraftymix

      Thank you Leanna :D
  • Posted: February 20, 2017 22:59

    Mary-the boondocks blog

    Dear friend this is just adorable. I don't know about the Irish but this looks to me like one of the 12 dwarves on their way to the Lonely mountain to defeat Smaug! I hope you have a jolly great time for St. Paddy's!
    • Posted: February 21, 2017 09:26

      acraftymix

      Thanks so much Mary and you're right it does look a lot like one of those dwarves ;-)
  • Posted: February 20, 2017 18:40

    Katrin

    Oh this is the cutest, wackiest little leprechaun and I love it! We don't do anything for St. Patricks Day here, but when we lived in Canada it was always fun to go downtown and see everything green and people dressed up. Talking about luck hey? That little wire clover was meant to be!
    • Posted: February 21, 2017 09:25

      acraftymix

      Finding that little wire clover was just weird. I'm still trying to figure out where it came from Katrin
  • Posted: February 20, 2017 15:30

    Nevina

    That's just so cute. We're both Irish so St. Patty's day is something we look forward to
    • Posted: February 20, 2017 15:31

      acraftymix

      Thank you so much Nevina, you have such a beautiful name too

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