INSIDE : Learn how to create the perfect St. Patrick’s Day Inspired Four Leaf Clover craft for adults! Make DIY mini planters for all your Shamrock dreams to come true.
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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WHAT SUPPLIES DO I NEED FOR FOUR LEAF CLOVER MINI PLANTERS?
HOW TO MAKE A FOUR LEAF CLOVER MINI PLANTER?
This is such a fun and simple DIY project for adults to set out on display in your home.
First, start by painting the interior of your candle stick with one coat of acrylic paint. I used different shades of green. 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.
After everything is completely dry, it is time to plant your new four leaf clover plants (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 and organic their shape, it makes me love them all the more. So having dainty four leaf clovers in my home makes me about as happy as could be.
Also also, did you catch that adorable little pink flower on one of the four leaf clovers?!! Precious.
HOW TO DRY OUT A FOUR LEAF?
If you are one of the lucky 1 in 10,000 people who find a four leaf clover, you might be wondering what it is you should do with your clover?
After you pick your four leaf clover, you will notice a few days later it becomes very brittle and will easily ruin. Therefore, many people like to dry out there clovers and some even laminate them to really give them staying power.
To dry out a four leaf clover, simply pluck from your yard or your Shamrock plant. Find a nice thick book and gently place your clover in the book. Take caution to lay the leaves out as flat as you can during this process. Once your clover is in the book, it becomes much harder to change it’s layout.
Next, close your book and wrap a few rubber bands around the book cover to put constant pressure on the pages. It will take about a week for all the moisture to leave the plant.
Once your leaves are completely dried out, you can even use a simple laminator to cover and protect your four leaf clovers. Put your clovers in the laminator sheets and push the button to start.
I think I like my clovers best when they are still in plant form, but I might try giving the drying out and laminating route a try this year.
So whether you host a big St. Patrick’s Day party or just like plants… this is the perfect little DIY for you!