The finished pot with a Shamrock in it!
Don't you love crafts that are completed in less than an hour? I do. Especially when I can get my kids involved!
You'll need a clay pot, green paint, a paintbrush, a large washer (metal), sandpaper, gold paint, black grosgrain ribbon, and a hot glue gun. (A cute cheerleader in the background never hurt anything either.)
Paint your pot green. (Or, have your assistant do it.)
We painted the inside rim of the pot so it would look finished.
Now, we're ready to paint the washer. (This is the buckle on the leprechaun hat.)
Sand it so paint will stick.
Paint it gold. I like the look of the brush strokes.
When the washer and pot dry, assemble them. (Wow, I forgot to take pics!) I hot glued the black ribbon around the pot. Then I hot glued the washer on top.
This is the mostly finished pot. I wanted to show it to you with a clover planted nicely inside. Unfortunately, after trips to 5 different nurseries in search of one, and a scan of my yard, I gave up. Apparently, they aren't in season yet. I need to check sometime next month. What! Next month St. Patrick's Day will be over with and I won't want a clover in a Leprechaun hat as a decoration. With all this spring weather we're having, I'm hoping one will pop up in the yard any day now.
Does this remind you of the pilgrim hat planter I made? http://www.oursevendwarfs.com/2010/11/copycat-crafting-4.html
or the Santa hat?http://www.oursevendwarfs.com/2010/12/santas-hat-tutorial.html