Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Shamrock Flower Pot Tutorial

I was going to wait to post this until tomorrow, but I couldn't wait to show these cute shamrock pots off! :)

This project is super kid friendly and so easy to make. Hannah and I made these Shamrock flower pots together. We had fun making them and she can't wait to give them to her grandparents. These would also be fun to give to your child's teacher for St. Patrick's Day.

I am loving how they turned out and they really are super easy. I had all of the supplies on hand, and it only took about 15 minutes to make each pot.

**If you are going to make this with your child and want them to be more involved, use regular craft glue instead of hot glue.
**substitute wooden dowels with pipe cleaners
**Let them cut out shamrocks and do the tracing.

If you are going to make this with your child, be sure to be cautious when using the hot glue.


Supplies Needed

1 terra cotta pot. I used the really small ones.
Green paint
Wooden dowel, or a pipe cleaner
2 Pieces of green cardstock
Hot glue
Floral Foam
Candy To fill your pot

Step 1: Paint your pots

Hannah helped me paint the pots. This was her favorite part. :)

2. Cut out your shamrocks and use distressing ink on the edges. I just free-handed both shamrocks. You can find templates online if you don't feel comfortable free handing them.

3. Glue your shamrocks together.

4. Cut your wooden dowel to about 5-6 inches.

5. Wrap dowel with ribbon and hot glue to keep in tact. Or to make this part more kid-friendly you could use a pipe cleaner.

6. Hot glue dowel to the back of shamrock.

7. Put some hot glue in the bottom of your pot

8. Place a small block of floral foam in the bottom and stick your dowel in the center.

8. Cover your floral foam with paper.

9. Glue a button on the shamrock.
10. Fill your pot with candy and tie a ribbon on the dowel!

I think we are officially ready for St. Patricks Day! :)

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Alli said...

Darling! Such a great idea for St. Patrick's Day.

Cass said...

Way cute! I totally want to make that!

MaryBerry Boutique said...

Dang thats cute!! im going to feature you on my blog:) be sure to grab a button:)


Leslie said...

Too cute! What a fun idea!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

This is so cute!

~ Sarah

Aubrie said...

love this! thanks for sharing!

Lyndsey said...

This is too cute!! I love it!!

Anonymous said...

Good Job! That is so Cute!!!

Lolly Jane said...

ADORABLE!! love this!! new follower (:

nettie said...

I love it you and Hannah did a great job.....I can't wait to get on from my little Miss. Hannah...~hugs~

Krafty Kat said...

So, so cute!

Karen said...

So cute! I love the paper and button on them. You did a great job and what a fantastic craft to do with kids! Thanks so much for sharing:)

Tiff said...

I love this idea!! I have been collecting those small pots over the past few months. Now I have something to make. Thanks for the tutorial

tracylaf said...

Oh my gosh...I LOVE it!!!! So cute...and easy! THanks for sharing!

Jamie said...

What a fun project. Thank you for sharing. I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you linked your project up to my link party on Monday.
More The Merrier Monday.


Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

This is so cute! I love that you involved your daughter. The shamrock is darling! Thanks for the great idea.

Make handmade said...

Great tutoriral. Love it, thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Very cute idea!

Mona said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing!

Kristen said...

Hey Lindsey,

I loved this post and included it in a roundup I did of some of my favorite St Patrick's ideas. I hope that was okay! I included a picture with a link back to this post. You can read it here: http://www.sageandchocolate.com/a-grown-up-st-pattys-day/

Thanks for the awesome craft!