These Silly Shenanigans Make the Best St. Patrick’s Day Book Stack!

The weather had me down the other day, so I decided to bright it up by making this fun St. Patrick’s Day book stack from dollar store supplies!

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This easy and fast St. Patrick’s Day book stack is just the best farmhouse decor for St. Patty’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day Book Stack

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we get a lot of rain where we live and there was just a deluge the other day that made my whole world drab. Knowing there was a fun holiday coming, I decided to brighten not only my day, but my whole entryway with a fun St. Patrick’s Day book stack!


A little bit of rainbow, some greenery and a very silly kiddo helping me to break out my own personal shenanigans, well, it was a success. If you’re ready to make a St. Patty’s Day book stack for your farmhouse decor, let’s get started.

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Tips to Make St. Patty’s Day Book Stack

  • The only step you need to really take note of is taking the time to let the paint dry completely before you go in with your stamps. The paint has to be dry or the stamp ink will reactivate it and you’ll just end up with a mess on your hands. So, dry the books overnight or a couple hours or use a heat gun, but make sure it’s dry.
  • To make this book stack for St. Patty’s day, I grabbed some books at the dollar store but you can use some you have on hand or even some from the local thrift store. I’m all about repurposing things I already have, so reusing books for decor makes sense to me as a way to repurpose something I may already have on a shelf!
  • If you have a Cricut or Silhouette, but no stamps, you can absolutely cut out the saying here on your cutting machine and a just put the vinyl on the spines of the books. The stamps are not an absolute necessity – you could even paint the lettering on the book stack if you wanted.
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How Do I Make this St. Patrick’s Day Book Stack?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.

Yield: 1 St. Patrick's Day Book Stack

St. Patrick's Day Book Stack

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Such a fast way to brighten your decor and your day, this easy St. Patrick's Day book stack is simple and fun!

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2


  • 3 Hardcover Books
  • Silk Shamrock
  • Plastic Gold Coins
  • 1/2-inch Ribbon (I used Rainbow Grosgrain)
  • Craft Paint – White, Ivory, Light Grey


  • Alphabet Stamps – Upper and Lower Case
  • Ink Pad, Black
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Wire Cutters
  • Permanent Black Marker


  1. Discard the dust covers if you have any and paint the canvas covers of each of your books with a combination of white and ivory paint.  This can be a light coat with the darker book cover showing through a bit. Allow this coat of paint to dry completely.
  2. Dry brush the painted books with light grey paint around the edges and sides, in places which would naturally wear or gather dust.  Allow this coat of paint to dry completely.
  3. Find all the upper and lower letter stamps you need to make the phrase: LET THE SHENANIGANS BEGIN.  Set the books with their spines facing up, then tap each letter stamp into the ink pad and stamp the letter onto the spine. You can correct any areas that might not get stamped properly with a black marker, if necessary. Allow the ink to dry completely.
  4. Place the books one on top of the other then wrap the stacked books with the rainbow ribbon, securing it at the middle with a square knot, leaving the tails of the knot long. To prevent fraying, cut a triangle notch from the end of the ribbon tails.
  5. Snip off two pieces of a silk shamrock bunch and tuck under either side of the ribbon. Then set your book stack on the entryway table and enjoy! photo collage tutorial of how to make a st patricks day book stack


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