St Patrick’s Day Coasters

Materials:

  • Mod Podge® Matte-Mat
  • Paint Brush
  • Cork
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • St. Patrick’s Day Napkins
  • Glitter- Green
Instructions:
  1. Basecoat the top of the cork coaster with Mod Podge. Allow to dry.
  2. Measure the part of the napkin that will be glued to coaster. Cut out slightly smaller than the coaster. Glue to coaster. Add top coat. Allow to dry.
  3. Apply Mod Podge to the edges of coaster and sprinkle glitter on edges. Remove extra and allow to dry before using.

Victorian History of St Patricks Day

St. Patrick, whose feast day is celebrated by the Catholic Church on March 17, is credited with spreading Christianity throughout Ireland. Kidnapped and sold into slavery as a young man, St. Patrick became a devout Christian during his years in captivity. Guided by visions to return to Ireland as a missoinary, St. Patrick spent his life ministering to Christians already living in Ireland and converting the Irish.

Spreading Christianity Throughout Ireland St. Patrick used traditional Irish culture to describe the tenets of Christianity to its inhabitants. It was his idea to place a sun–a common symbol in Ireland– onto the Christian cross, so it would seem more natural to the Irish. This became what is known as the Celtic cross. St. Patrick is credited with explaining the mystery of the Holy Trinity to the people of Ireland by using a shamrock. It symbolized the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each leaf being separate but also part of the same plant. St. Patrick used this to teach about the concept of three persons in one being.