I’m not one who lives for St. Patrick’s Day, however I am one who jumps at the chance for a plant related DIY!! While walking the aisles of my local Dollar Tree as my son selected his highly prized one dollar toy item, I spotted these gorgeous glass candle stick holders and presto, I knew I would create Four Leaf Clover Mini Planters with them!
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Two Shamrock plants | Three Pedestal Glass Candle Stick Holders
Acrylic Paint | Paint Brush | Mod Podge, dishwasher safe
This is such a fun and simple DIY project. First, start by painting the interior of your candle stick with one coat of acrylic paint. Then, set it aside and paint your other candle sticks with your other shades of green paint.
Don’t be alarmed if they are streaky after the first coat or two. It is not until maybe the third coat that you will really be able to see a nice solid color coming through the glass. Be sure to allow for adequate dry time between coats or the paint will come off as you do additional coats.
Once you have brushed on at least three coats of paint for each candle stick, apply dishwasher safe mod lodge. This just assures that water from your plant will not compromise the paint.
After everything is dry, it is time to plant your new four leaf clovers (or shamrocks) into your mini planters!
I bought my plants at Meijer, but they are also available online. I used two plants for my three planters. Since these are tiny little mini planters, I was able to divide the plant containers into smaller sizes for each of my three candle stick planters.
Also, please note: due to these being mini planters and not having a large depth of soil reserves, do not expect these adorable guys to last for months and months. These will do wonderfully for the St. Patrick’s Day season sitting on your table but then you should plant them in a larger pot or outdoors in your garden.
I am such a sucker for plants and the longer their stems and more wild + organic their shape, makes me love them all the more.
Also also, did you catch that adorable little pink flower on one of the four leaf clovers?!! Presh.
I might have had to buy one additional plant to use outdoors!
So whether you host a big St. Patrick’s Day party or just like plants… this is the perfect little DIY for you!