10 Rainbow Ideas for St. Patrick's Day

Legends of pots of gold at the ends of rainbows are as much a part of St. Patrick's Day tradition and lore as any little leprechaun.

Inspired by the legends of treasure at the end of one and the colorful bands themselves, we rounded up 10 of our favorite rainbow ideas for St. Patrick's Day here. Check them out and add a little extra color to your St. Paddy's Day celebration with one!


  • One of the easiest ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with all the colors of the rainbow is with this simple ice cube trick. Whether you use pure water or mix in a bit of lemon lime soda or even your favorite vodka, all you need to add a dash of rainbow to your glass is food coloring.

  • Kids will really appreciate this next rainbow idea. Mix in a dash of glitter to your own homemade play dough recipe for a simple fun-filled St. Patrick's Day activity they'll enjoy for hours on end.

  • Hang this rainbow and shamrock paper banner to bring instant St. Patrick's Day flair to any space.

  • If you've got young kids running around there's a good chance you've also got lots of broken bits of crayon hanging around. Instead of tossing them, get creative and make these homemade rainbow crayons with the kids.

  • These rainbow colored cookies don't just look awesome, they taste just as delicious. Chewy, fat and so pretty, we can't help but agree with Yammie and say these have to be one of the best cookie recipes ever.

    Recipe and Image via Yammie's Noshery

  • Bakerella never fails to impress us and these rainbow cupcakes have to be one of the most dreamy designs we've yet to come across! Just look at those frosted clouds!

    Image by Bakerella

  • You already know how much fun we like to have with mustaches, so we bet you're not shocked this adorable DIY tote makes it into our rainbow round up! Cheryl totally impressed us with this idea!

    Image and tutorial by Sew Can Do

  • You don't have to stick to just sweet rainbow treats - this colorful and appropriately shaped rainbow pizza proves it! A colorful array of vegetables, this pizza looks great and tastes yummy, too.

    Image via Tablespoon

  • Give your friends a colorful holiday greeting with these adorable printables we found over at Simple As That. It's a sweet, yet simple way to brighten any St. Patrick's Day celebration!

    Image via Simple As That

  • This last rainbow idea is perfect for any crafter in your life, big or small. You can use any plain apron you have, but we love how Heidi repurposed these hardware store aprons so cleverly - and colorfully!

    Image via One Creative Mommy

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