These vintage-looking chenille leprechauns are a must-have party favor for your St. Patrick’s day celebrations. they are easy to create, and I have included an adorable free printable hat to top off your vintage leprechaun. I turned my daughter’s class into leprechauns and you imagine the laughs!

This Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcake recipe is to die for. And, these Easter Basket cupcakes will be needed soon too!

Supplies to make Leprechaun Cupcake Toppers

  • Chenille stems (the kind with bumps)
  • small pictures for the faces (I enlarged my daughter’s classroom picture on a copier)
  • wire
  • shamrock stickers
  • hot glue gun


How to make Chenille Leprechaun Dolls

Download Leprechaun Hat Printable.

Print the leprechaun hat pdf in color on white card stock.

For each doll, you will need two pieces of chenille stem (one with one bump and one with two bumps).

Fold longer piece in half.

Slip a short piece in the middle.

Twist the folded chenille stem above and below the short piece to hold the short piece in place.

Bend up ends to create tiny hands and feet.

Glue the hat to the face and the shamrock to a short piece of wire. Glue these pieces to the body. Glue a toothpick to one leg.

Stick the friendly leprechauns into cupcakes!

Have you seen anything so cute? They are fun for class parties, but what laugh adults would have too! Check out more St. Patrick’s day fun:

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  1. Cathy, I found them at Michael’s but that was several years ago. I will look around and see what I can find.

  2. These are adorable can you tell me where you get these particular chenille stems? They are nowhere to be found here in my neck of the woods. Hugs n God bless

  3. These are simply too cute! Emily would love this for her daughter’s daycare!

  4. What a cute idea and a great tutorial! I love St. Patty’s Day decorations (I love green!).

  5. How cute is that, I love your leprechauns! I am a big fan of your blog, but I saw this post on TT&J! Have a great weekend!

  6. Those toppers are so cute and clever. I would love for you to join the Weekly Anything Goes linky every Friday-Monday at Bacon Time. I am also hosting a 10 Etsy shop group Go Green giveaway. You can link up your st. patties post for a chance to win.

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