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Make St. Patrick's Day Miniatures To Show Your Irish Roots

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This miniatures are all related to St. Patrick's Day or Ireland. They are available in several scales to use in scale miniature displays, or as table decorations.

Decorate a Mint Tin For St. Patrick's Day Treasures

The interior of a mint tin ready to decorate with miniatures for St. Patricks Day.
Photo copyright 2009 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

Decorate a standard mint tin with these free St. Patrick's Day printables and fill the interior with a tiny Irish scene. There are several backdrops to choose from to suit your collection.

Make a Printable Shamrock Tea or Coffee Service in Dolls House Scale

Printable dolls house scale tea, coffee and dessert service with a shamrock design.
Photo copyright 2010 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.
This printable tea, coffee or dessert service has a lucky shamrock theme. It is designed to be made in 1:12 dolls house scale, from a single letter sized sheet of lightweight printable card or photo paper. The tiny cups, tea or coffee pots are light enough to be used as unusual earrings.

Make Miniature Shillelaghs From Twigs

Two miniature versions of the Irish blackthorn Shillelagh in dolls house scale, made from twigs.
Photo copyright 2010 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.
These instructions show you how to make two varieties of miniature shillelagh to hang on the wall of a scale scene. Their size makes them a great decoration for table place cards as well. They are easy to make from suitable twigs.

Make a Hat for a Leprechaun

Capotain felt hat, Puritan or Pilgram hat, made from felt in a size for a dolls house doll.
Photo copyright 2010 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

I'm not sure if Leprechauns are just caught in the past, of if like Santa, their dress has been influenced by recent artwork. I was brought up to believe they wear red caps, but on St Patricks Day they all seem to be in a version of a Pilgrim's Hat or Capotain.

Needlework Pattern for a Miniature Piglet

Cross stitched miniature of a piglet chasing a butterfly.
Photo copyright 2009 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.
This tiny piglet chasing a butterfly makes a wonderful dolls house scale pillow or picture, but it can also be turned into the pincushion on a chatelaine for a friend who sews. The chart can be stitched in petitpoint or cross stitch.

Free Embroidered Shamrocks Pattern

Shamrock embroidery pattern designed and worked by Cheryl Fall
Photo Courtesy Cheryl Fall Copyright 2012 Used With Permission

Cheryl Fall, the embroidery guide on About.com has a wonderful square shamrock embroidery pattern that could easily be worked for a special bedspread or other miniature embroidery project. She gives the pattern as a jpg you can print and reduce or enlage to the size you need.

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