The Dollar Store Diva: Proud to be Irish!

by Kaley on February 28th, 2013

in Craft Ideas, Saving money


The Dollar Store Diva wants to help you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!


St. Patrick's Day printables

My maiden name was Gilmore; Gilmore is an Irish name. My great-grandfather, William Gilmore, emigrated from Dublin, Ireland,  and settled with his wife Rebecca on 200+ acres on Morton Hill near Roscoe, NY.  Their son Joesph and his wife, Margaret, raised five children on Morton Hill; one of those children was my beloved father, Arthur William Gilmore.

I am proud to be Irish!

I teach the students in my ESL class to be proud of their cultural heritage, so on March 17 I am going to show pride in my own roots by giving them each a little St. Patrick’s Day gift.

Whenever I am looking for a gift idea, I think to myself: What do I already have in my house? I had some green Hershey Kisses left over from Christmas. (I used the red ones for Valentines Day.) I also had plastic spoons (even some green ones from Sweet Frog!).

Proud to be Irish

So you could join me in the fun, I created some free tags for you to print: Kiss Me I’m Irish and Proud to be Irish.

Kiss Me I'm Irish

I wrapped a piece of plastic wrap around each Kiss and tied it to the spoon with green curly ribbon.  I punched a hole in the the Kiss Me I’m Irish tag and used gold ribbon to tie it to the handle of the spoon.  For the banner, I wrapped the white strip (see printable) around the handle of the spoon and attached it with good old fashioned scotch tape.

Give these as a gift or add a festive touch to the place settings at your St. Patrick’s Day table!

And there you have it: Proud to be Irish!


But wait! There’s more!

Stay tuned for two more ways to make your friends smile on St. Patrick’s Day.


For those of you who haven’t met her, the Dollar Store Diva happens to be my Mom, Nancy, who has a special power.  She can transform Dollar Store and other inexpensive finds into super fun gifts that would brighten anyone’s day!

See more Dollar Store Diva ideas here.

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