As you may know, I am all about purposeful design and using what you have at home… I’m 3/8 Irish and I have a green tablecloth at home! If you don’t have a green tablecloth then you can just get inexpensive green fabric. None the less, a green table cover is a must have for an Enchanted Shamrock Table!
I believe everyone should have simple white dishes & as you’ve seen me do this before, I am huge fan of decorating your dinnerware! It is the simplest and most effective way to bring home a theme. You are not going to believe how simple this was to make this four-leaf clover decorative rim… I used a hole puncher, post-its and Wilton icing color!
I paired the green tablecloth and Shamrock rimmed plates with simple white napkins – again a staple for any home entertainer. To jazz things up, I made these green fabric florets napkin rings with some extra fabric and green buttons.
Traditionally they don’t wear green in Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day… and not everyone looks good in green – I don’t! The tradition is to wear a spot of green in remembrance of St. Patrick in the form of a ribbon in your hair or a pin.
To be more interactive with my guests, I made these floret fabric napkin rings that not only serve as the napkin ring, but also come off and can be worn by your guests!
To Make A Floral Floret:
1. Cut or rip strips of fabric- Note: the longer & wider the larger the layer.
2. Sew a running stitch on one side of the strip. Pull the string to ruffle up the flower. Form into a circle & sew to keep the form.
3. Repeat for all layers. Keep or cut off the frayed edges based on your taste.
4. Stack all layers & attached by sewing a button in the middle.
5. Glue a magnet, pin, rubberband, or hairclip to the back of your floret for your guests to use!
Another alternative to the lucky napkin rings is to make Shamrock pins. You can either make them in advance or have your guests make their own and put them on magnets and they can be worn anywhere.