Make a St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Bowl

After doing our trinity shamrock craft, my daughter and I were looking for more St. Patrick’s Day shamrock fun! As some of my Facebook fans already know, we recently had the stomach flu here, which left me with an abundance of green 2-liter ginger-ale bottles, so here’s what we did!

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First, we made these adorable little shamrock bowls.
They were very simple to make!
Plastic bowl with grapes inside next to glass of juice
These shamrock bowls are cut from the bottom of 2-liter bottles.
(This is important. 3 liter bottles are too thick to cut. Trust me 😉
Here’s basically how you cut the bottom:
Bottom of 2-liter bottle
That’s it! Just cut with scissors or a box cutter!
When you turn it around, it’s a little shamrock bowl!
Cutout 2-liter bottle bottom cut-out into shamrock shape
I thought these might also be cute to use for a
Feast of St. Patrick tea:
Shamrock bowl next to floral patterned teacup and teapot with bowl holding spoon and sugar cubes
And may I suggest using ‘green tea’ 😉 ???
Spoon and sugar cubes on bowl with Lipton green tea packet
After the bottoms of the bottles were gone, I cut out some
shamrock shapes from the sides of the bottles as well.
2-liter bottle of Sierra Mist and multiple plastic shamrocks
Plastic Shamrocks
These are really quite pretty with a sort of ‘stained glass’ look.
I punched some holes in the shamrocks and
my daughter strung them onto embroidery thread:
Plastic shamrocks strung up on yarn
We made a whole garland and them draped it across the mantel!
It’s very pretty when the sun shines in!
Plastic shamrock garland on fireplace mantel
Closeup of Shamrock Mantel
And I even found a use for my shamrock bowl on my mantel!
Plastic Shamrock on Mantel
I think we’re just about ready for St. Patrick’s feast day around here! 🙂


  1. Very awesome:)

  2. I just found your blog recently through the Mommy Life blog. I just absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the awesome crafts that you have. The Lent crafts are helping to enrich my family's Lent observation, and I am tickled green with the adorable St. Patrick's Day items.

    Thank you for all of your wonderful ideas! Keep up the good work!

  3. those bowls are awesome! thanks for the tutorial!

  4. The Princess says

    I love "green" crafts – but to have one that is the color green too – so groovies!