Skip to main content

St Patrick's Day Inspiration with Hochanda

Mother's Day has been and gone and we've been dying for another occasion to showcase our crafting. Luckily for us it's only one week until St Patrick's Day and what better way to celebrate everyone's favourite holiday than to make your very own decorations and accessories. 

Brush Up On Your St Patrick's Day Knowledge:

St Patrick's Day is celebrated the world over but as we all know the origins of this holiday are deeply rooted in Irish culture, in fact, we're all Irish when we're celebrating! St Patrick is one of Ireland's Patron Saints and St Patrick's Day is held in his commemoration every year on the 17th of March to mark the anniversary of his death. He is celebrated for many reasons, but our favourite legend (and we say legend because it is just that, sadly) is that he managed to banish all the snakes from the Emerald Isle into the sea! The earliest recorded St Patrick's Day Parade occurred in New York City in 1762, held by Irish Soldiers, however it was in 1931 that Ireland saw it's first official Parade and celebrations have been getting bigger and better ever since, with the New York City St Patrick's Day Parade being one of the largest parades in the world.

Now For The Fun Stuff:

Enough facts though, we want to know how we can focus our passion for crafting to help us celebrate! 

The Shamrock is synonymous with Paddy's Day, so why not create your own in a variety of styles? Check out this beautiful rainbow version from Twitchetts, or maybe try your hand at Martha Stewart's straw toppers.

Garlands and wreaths are a charming way to decorate your home, especially if you'll be entertaining during the celebrations. This yarn wreath from Heather And Devan is a beautiful and unique way to show off your Irish pride! If wreaths aren't for you, garlands can work as a versatile decoration and can be used anywhere. We love this crochet one from Skip To My Lou.

Finally, what would a holiday be without sending your loved ones hand made cards to wish them well (and show off your crafting skills!)? This idea from Oh Happy Day is simple and really effective, and of course involves chocolate! 

There are so many great crafts you can create for this occasion and we've rounded up a few of our favourites on our Pinterest page to get your imagination flowing.

Did you enjoy this post? Tune in to Hochanda every day 24/7 for lots of fun and crafty demonstrations! Watch our programmes live >

You can also tune into Hochanda on Freeview channel 39, Sky channel 663 or Freesat 817.

Popular posts from this blog

Tonic Studios Joins Hochanda!

Join the Celebration!  Tonic Studios have joined the Hochanda family, and to welcome them we will be launching a week extravaganza from the 30th March at 8pm - 9th April 8pm. Expect lots of brand New Products, Exclusive Mega-deals, Giveaways, Offers and more!

Who Are Tonic Studios?
Tonic Studios specialise in creating innovating die cutting, stamping and scrap-booking products for the paper craft community. With a passion for design and manufacture, they have an extensive range of products which allow you to build a collection of top quality craft projects. In the 15 years since Tonic Studios has been established the product design team has developed many products to provide additional user utility. Tonic's ever expanding range of dies has helped bring us to the forefront of paper crafting with some of the most detailed, versatile dies available on the market. Tonic has expanded its knowledge of crafting products over the last few years to create a new brand of products called Nuvo.…

Over £2000 Worth Of Prizes To Be Won At The Festival Of Quilts!

We are attending the Festival of Quilts 2017 and we're giving you the chance to win some amazing prizes.  Subscribe to our mailing list below to be entered into the draw and see below for details of the prizes. You can also enter the draw by visiting us on stand D5 during the event.
1st Prize - Husqvarna Viking Designer Jade 35 Sewing & Embroidery Machine with 5 year warranty - WORTH OVER £1000

2nd Prize - An amazing bundle of products by Threaders (Crafter's Companion), Aly's Stitchy Fingers, Daisy & Grace, Pink Ink Designs, Kleiber and GMC - WORTH OVER £500

3rd Prize - Slimline Lamp by The Daylight Company -WORTH OVER £100
4th Prize - Garment Steamer by House of Alistair - WORTH £99.99
We also have a number of runner up prizes from Crosspatch, Angela Daymond, Colouricious, Crafty UK, Empress Mills, Juberry, Quilters Trading Post, Quilting Antics and Totally Patched.
Tune in to our Daisy Chain Designs show on Friday 18th August to find out if you've won …

A Fantastic Weekend For Our First Ever Live Roadshow at Create It!

Our first ever live roadshow at Create It, Kent Event Centre was a huge success! On behalf of all our team members at Create It- from producers, buyers, to TV operations and TV presenters, we had a great time.

All team members did a fantastic job of ensuring everything was prepared and ready for everyone who attended the show, to have an enjoyable, interactive experience from the very entrance. We can't keep it to ourselves just how amazing the two day craft show was, so even if you did miss out this time you'll still feel apart of it with what were are about to show you!

From 9am both Saturday and Sunday, the show was ready to open it's doors to all ticket holders. With large space to walk about freely, craft lovers had the chance to glance around their favourite craft stalls, sign up to Make and Take's to attend later on in the day and grab a cake and coffee ready for our first show of the event to begin.

By 12 midday, the showground was packed with excited faces all ar…