St David is the patron saint of Wales, and St David’s Day is celebrated on the 1st March every year. To mark the day, Welsh people from all over the world sport Wales’ national emblems – a daffodil and a leek. As with any special occasion, St David’s Day is a great opportunity to get making, and we’ve got loads of brilliant craft ideas for St David’s Day to inspire you.
Wynne the Daffodil
We can’t get enough of the super cute Wynne the Daffodil stuffed toy. The customisable pattern was designed to celebrate St David’s Day and all the joy of spring! Make this sweet toy for Welsh littles to celebrate 1st March.
If you love the amigurumi style of this crocheted toy, check out our ultimate guide to amigurumi for more inspiration!
Daffodil crafts for St David’s Day
Bright, bold and beautiful daffodils are the national flower of Wales, and are traditionally worn on St David’s Day. The daffodil was first introduced in the 19th century as an attempt to replace the humble leek, and has managed to stick around alongside it! These little yellow beauties are an absolute joy to create, and they make a lovely gift to give out on St David’s Day.
Lovely leek crafts for St David’s Day
The daffodil might have been a symbol of Wales since the 19th century, but the leek has been around a whole lot longer! You might have seen it proudly pinned to the shirts of Welsh rugby fans or on the lapel of a royal family member; but how did the humble leek become such a symbol? Legend has it that in a battle between the Welsh and the Saxons in the 6th century, St David convinced the Welsh soldiers to fasten leeks to their helmets to help them tell friend from foe. The soldiers believed that the leeks helped them to victory!
St David’s Day dragon crafts
You might also see a dragon popping up around St David’s Day. The dragon comes from a myth that David was asked by villagers to slay a dragon, but refused and instead went to visit the dragon and learn of his own sad plight.