Monday, March 14, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Craft : Pot O' Green Leprechaun Planter

This St. Patrick's Day combine spring's green glory with the luck o' the Irish in this leprechaun hat inspired planter. Kids of any age can help with this project, so it's perfect for a St. Patrick's Day party or play date. You can even make a few of them as gifts for grandparents, teachers, neighbors, etc. 

Dress up an inexpensive plastic planter with a belt and buckle, rainbow pick and a plant. When helping your child select a plant, here are some hints to help make their choice easier. Green plants like succulents are easy to take care of, yellow plants like marigolds or primrose will make your planter into a "pot of gold", or there is always the traditional white clover, also known as Irish shamrock. 

Materials : 
> 3" green plastic planters (I got mine at Dollar Tree in a set of 4 ). 
> 1 small potted plant
> black grosgrain ribbon
> craft stick / popsicle stick
> 1 piece yellow craft foam
> white card stock
> markers, scissors, iridescent glitter glue, white school glue

Instructions : 
On your white card stock draw a rainbow with clouds on either side. Color it with the markers then cut it out. With a paint brush, coat your rainbow with the glitter glue. Set aside to dry. Make the belt buckle by cutting a 1" square out of your craft foam. Cut a square out of the center. Glue your black ribbon around the pot like a belt, and then glue the buckle on top of it in the front of your pot. Plant your plant in the pot. Glue a craft stick to the back of the rainbow. When dry, stick your rainbow pick in your plant. 

Wishing you peace, love and a little pixie dust,

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