15 Mar

St. Patrick’s Day Centerpiece: Lucky Mugs

st. patrick's day party decorating ideas

Continuing with St. Patty’s Day inspiration today, here’s a quick, easy, & affordable idea for a party centerpiece/decorative accent.

All you need are glass beer mugs, small green plants, chocolate coins, and wood skewers.

These plants were only $2 – $2.50 each at Home Depot, and you can also find similar sizes/prices at IKEA. For the beer mugs, check places like HomeGoods and Target… this set of 4 was only $8 at HomeGoods!

I also designed some themed labels/wraps to dress up the mugs, and if you’d like to use them too, you can download them for free using the links at the bottom of this post.

st. patrick's day party decorating ideas

{More images + DIY details below.}


st. patrick's day party decorating ideas

st. patrick's day party decorating ideas


1. Insert plants into beer mugs. You may need to use a little extra potting soil to help fill the mug, so it’s a good idea to have a bag of this on hand.
2. Wipe the glass clean & dry thoroughly, as step 1 can get a bit messy!
3. Add chocolate coins to the top of the wood skewers (using glue or transparent tape) and insert them into the plants. Trim the lengths of the skewers if necessary.
4. Print and trim the labels, then wrap them around the center of the mugs.


st. patrick's day party decorating ideas

st. patrick's day party decorating ideas

st. patrick's day party decorating ideas

st. patrick's day party decorating ideas

st. patrick's day party decorating ideas


st. patrick's day party decorating ideas

These labels are set up at 5 per page on tabloid-sized* paper. Click one of the links below to download the file in either JPEG or PDF format:

Download in High-Resolution JPEG format
Download in
High-Resolution PDF format

*Tabloid sized is necessary order to print the labels wide enough to wrap all the way around the mug, but if your guests will only be viewing them from the front, you can center the labels and print them on standard letter sized paper instead.


P.S. Please enjoy these free printables for personal use only. I’ve come across too many instances lately where people are attempting to resell several of the free printables that I’ve made available at HWTM in their own etsy shops and on Ebay, which is very frustrating! (Use at large events is fine too, as long as the printables are not sold for profit.) Thanks for understanding.

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Tori {Thoughtfully Simple} SAYS:

What a cute (and affordable) gift idea for my neighbors— thanks!

Reply March 15, 2010 at 11:28 am

Sandy SAYS:

Love it, they are so cute!!! Thanks!!

Reply March 15, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Cammi SAYS:

so cute! I love this idea!

Reply March 15, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Bonnie SAYS:

What a great, fun idea! I’m not much into decorating for St. Patrick’s Day but I can see my 10 year old loving this. Maybe send one in for his teacher.

Reply March 16, 2010 at 8:31 am

Annette SAYS:

Thank you for a darling idea. I am doing this project next week with the seniors from my church.

Reply March 9, 2011 at 8:04 am

MonogrammedEverything SAYS:

Love these, so cute!! Going to get the glasses today, have never heard of tabloid sized paper though, guess I need to go to Office Max or something for that!!


Reply March 10, 2011 at 7:46 am

455 stainless bars SAYS:

cute!! an alternative for this is to use a stainless steel or tin can from your garbage. paint it and then its ready for planting :)

Reply March 13, 2013 at 2:42 am

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