If you’re thinking about celebrating, then this St Patricks day gift box is the perfect pattern. Bead it for yourself or send it to someone else to bring good luck!
I made this beaded box with size 10 delicas and then used some size 11 delicas for the decoration. So, this comes out at about 2.5″ high and the width of the hat (so width of the storage space) is about 1.5″. It’s just enough to sneak in a little gift!
If you do insist on scaling this down by using size 11 delicas, then you will need size 15 or even 18 for the decoration.
You can choose your favourite beading thread. Just make sure you use something that will allow you to get good tension.
You are going to make the main hat shape using circular and tubular Peyote stitch. So, before you start this project, you should have a good understanding of these techniques.
I decorated my St Patricks Day Gift Box with a lucky four-leaf clover. So, for this, you will be working in basic brick stitch.
The final finishing touch is the square stitch buckle on the hat ribbon. Again, this is a basic technique.
So, if you need help with any of the technique basics, you can download free tutorials from this website.
As far as beaded boxes go, the St Patricks Day gift box is quite simple. So, I have listed this as an intermediate pattern. As long as you are comfortable with the techniques I have mentioned, you should be able to make this whatever your level.
About the St Patricks Day Gift Box
I don’t normally celebrate St Patrick’s Day, but really I should. It turns out that I actually have some Irish blood in my veins! So, this year, I decided to celebrate with a new beading pattern.
For a long time, as I’ve been making my beaded cakes, I have seen a likeness between them and hats. So, I’ve had it in mind to make a beadd box in the form of a hat.
When I was thinking about ideas for celebrating St Patricks Day in beads, I came up with the obvious four leaf clover. (You can get that pattern here). Then, as I often like to do when I search for inspiration, I began looking through google images on the theme. The Leprechaun’s hat kept coming up as a motif.
So, bingo! – My idea of making a beaded hat box and this theme for St Patricks Day coincided beautifully. And voila – the St Patricks Day Gift Box was born. So, I hope you enjoy making yours and that it brings you lots of luck.