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DIY Leprechaun Hat Vase for St Patrick’s Day

This leprechaun hat vase is a quick DIY for cute St. Patrick’s Day decor. The entire project was less than a few dollars and was done in about 30-minutes! 

Leprechaun Hat Vase for St Patricks Day on white marble background

Leprechaun Hat Vase Centerpiece

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I love fresh flowers. Give me an excuse to bring a little color and fragrance inside and I’m sold. 

I saw this snowman hat on clearance and knew immediately what I’d make with it: a fun leprechaun hat vase as a centerpiece for our table! It was very, very quick to come together and I had everything on hand. Let’s get started.

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If you’re scrolling Pinterest right now and don’t have time to whip out a leprechaun hat vase on your lunch break, I get it. Just pin this to your DIY or St. Patrick’s Day board on Pinterest and come back to it when you have some time (and a fresh bunch of flowers). 

Adorable Leprechaun Hat for St Patrick's Day decor

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Tips When Making This Fun St. Patrick’s Day Decor Idea

I know you want to jump right in and get started, but after making this little leprechaun decor craft, here are a few things I’ll share: 

  • You can get the hats (without the holly and berries) on them on Amazon here (they’re not called snowman hats)!  
  • Take your time in getting the hot glue off that’s under the holly and berries. It makes a difference.
  • If you have a gold card stock (without glitter) that would probably be better. I didn’t have any. 
  • Be sure to move the entire centerpiece by placing your hand underneath the open hat. ;)

Leprechaun Hat Vase for St Patricks Day

How Do I Make a Leprechaun Hat Centerpiece? 

I’m so glad you asked! If you are creating a fun floral playlist on YouTube, our leprechaun hat vase video tutorial is here. Otherwise, keep reading. 

Yield: 1 Vase

Leprechaun Hat Vase

Leprechaun Hat Vase for St Patricks Day

This adorable leprechaun hat vase is a perfect addition to some St Patrick's Day decor. You'll be done in about 30-minutes and you'll love the look.

Active Time 25 minutes
Drying Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy



  • scissors
  • razor blade
  • ruler and pencil
  • paintbrushes (I used a foam brush and a flat)
  • glue gun and glue sticks


  1. The video instruction has more visual detail than is included here, so please reference that if you need more. First, let's layout all of our supplies. Supplies to make a leprechaun hat vase for st patrick's day
  2. Remove the holly and berries from the hat with scissors. Clean up the hot glue remnants with the razor blade.
  3. Paint the entire hat with green paint (might need two coats). Set aside to dry.
  4. Measure 3 inches by 2.5 inches of card stock and make a rectangle with the inside cut out.
  5. Paint the band of the hat black, using the card stock buckle we just created as a guide. paint the band
  6. Attach the gold card stock buckle with hot glue. attach the buckle to the leprechaun hat
  7. Use the widest part of the vase you've selected as a guide and trace it on to the top of the hat. trace the vase onto the leprechaun hat
  8. Using scissors, poke a hole in the center and cut out a wagon wheel pattern with the razor blade. Insert your glass, water, and flowers, and you're done with this fun leprechaun hat vase! leprechaun hat tutorial


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