St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Candle Craft

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If you like St. Patrick’s Day décor crafts, these DIY Shamrock Candles are easy to make and look super festive on the dinner table.

St. Patrick's Day dining table centerpiece featuring Shamrocks

St. Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday for the entire family. We enjoy making a whole day out it, not only with good Irish food, but by making some fun crafts with the kids too.

I love crafts with a purpose, especially home décor crafts like candle holders. And I love it even more when I can use affordable craft supplies from the dollar store.

This DIY Shamrock Candle Craft is super easy to make, so easy kids can even do it on their own. It can be used as part of a St. Patrick’s Day dining table centerpiece or even as a fun nightlight.

Supplies and Tools

  • Shamrock window cling stickers
  • 2 flameless taper candles
  • 2 tall glasses or mason jars
  • Green sand
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Cleaning cloth

By the Numbers: How to Make a Shamrock Candle

Follow these simple steps to make your own festive Shamrock Candles for St. Patrick’s Day.

Step 1: Add Sand to Glasses.

The first thing you want to do is make sure your glasses or jars are very clean so the stickers stay adhered. I always use rubbing alcohol on a cleaning cloth to remove any and all sticker residue or grime from the glasses.

Once the glasses are sparkly clean, you can pour about an inch of green sand into each of them. The sand is what will keep your flameless taper candles centered.

Green sand in the bottom of glasses

Step 2: Add Shamrock Stickers.

Next, arrange your Shamrock Stickers on the outside of the glass or jar. I like to use window cling stickers because they’re easy to remove and reuse the glasses.

Shamrocks applied to the glasses with green sand

Step 3: Add Flameless Candles.

Test your flameless taper candles to be sure they work. Then, press one into the center of each jar or glass, pressing it down into the sand. If you need to add more sand to help them stand up, you can do that now. Your Shamrock Candle Centerpiece is ready to display on St. Patrick’s Day.

Two St. Patrick's Day Candle Vases with Flameless Candles.

Tips for Customizing Your Shamrock Candle

Answers to all of your questions about making this cute St. Patty’s Day decor craft.

1. Why window cling stickers?

I like using window cling stickers because you can replace them with different stickers for different holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas or Valentine’s Day. Or you can reuse the glasses or jars for other purposes when St. Patrick’s Day is over.

You can totally use other types of stickers. Just be aware that they won’t be as easy to remove from the glass or jar. You’ll likely need to use rubbing alcohol or lemon essential oil to remove sticker residue from other types of stickers.

2. Why flameless candles?

I prefer to use flameless candles because they can be left unattended, unlike real candles. There isn’t a safety risk of fires starting, and they can be used for much longer periods of time.

You can use the type of candles you have to light since the glass filler in this tutorial is sand. However, be sure not to leave them unattended.

3. What to serve for St. Patty’s Day Dinner?

If you need some great recipes to serve for dinner while the table is lit by your shamrock candles, try my Instant Pot Corned Beef recipe and Colcannon Potatoes Recipe.

Then you can use the leftovers to make Corned Beef Hash the next day.

4. How to make your own candles?

If you like making candle holders for different holidays, and are curious about candle making, I have two simple tutorials for beginners: DIY Soy Wax Candles and DIY Beeswax Candles. They’re both easy and fun to make!

Close up of finished Shamrock Flameless Candles for St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day Flameless Candle Centerpiece Craft

Learn how to make simple flameless candle centerpiece for St. Patrick’s Day with dollar store supplies.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 2 Candles

Supplies

  • Green Shamrock window cling stickers
  • 2 flameless taper candles - with batteries
  • 2 glasses - or mason jars with smooth sides
  • Green sand

Tools

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Cleaning cloth

Instructions

  • Clean the sticker residue from your glasses with rubbing alcohol, then pour in green sand to hold the flameless candles in place.
    Green sand in the bottom of glasses
  • Adhere the window cling stickers onto the outside of the glasses in your preferred pattern.
    Shamrocks applied to the glasses with green sand
  • Put one flameless candle into each glass, making sure it stands up in the sand. Add more sand if needed, then display your festive centerpiece on your dinner table for St. Patrick’s Day.
    Two St. Patrick's Day Candle Vases with Flameless Candles.

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