Rainbow Inspirations for St. Patrick’s Day

One of my goals this year is to break my habit of too much pinning, not enough crafting.  My resolution: pick one fun project every week and do it!  This week I went looking for St. Patrick’s Day rainbows, and chose this festive fruit rainbow with a banana pot of gold from Homemade Serenity.

Fruit Rainbow
Festive fruit rainbow with banana pot of gold

I decided to swap out the mini marshmallows for a whipped cream cloud, since I thought that would be fun for dipping.  (Turns out it was, but it was even more fun to eat the whipped cream with a spoon.)   It was a good thing I picked a forgiving project — my little leprechauns were so impatient to eat I barely had time to photograph, let alone arrange the rainbow nicely.

Result: Success!  I’ll definitely try this again, and with vanilla yogurt instead of whipped cream this could become part of our regular snack rotation.

Of course I couldn’t pick just one project to admire… here are a few more I have on my list.

Pussy Willow Rainbow from Betz White
Photo credit: Betz White

Pussy Willow Rainbow

This sweet & subtle pussy willow rainbow from green crafter Betz White is incredibly simple to make and looks like a million bucks! The only materials required are branches, colorful felt balls, and glue.

Rainbow Pots from Make and Takes
Photo credit: Maire LeBaron of Make and Takes


Rainbow Pots

Fill this cute rainbow pot with some gold-wrapped candy for an easy and attractive St. Patrick’s Day centerpiece. After the holiday, plant a flower and voila! You have a gardening project and a welcome touch of spring. (From Marie LeBaron of Make and Takes.)

Rainbow Cake by Whisk Kid
Photo credit: Whisk Kid

Rainbow Cake

And of course no round-up of rainbow inspiration would be complete without Whisk Kid’s famous rainbow cake!  And don’t miss Kaitlin’s appearance on the Martha Stewart Show where she and Martha demo her technique.

For more fun rainbow & shamrock crafts, visit Kiwi Crate’s St. Patrick’s Day board!  (And follow Kiwi Crate on Pinterest for even more fun & inspiration!)

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