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Shamrock Topiaries & Giveaway

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya!

shamrock topiaries DIY

Are these the cutest little mini topiaries you have ever seen?

Well, that is what my mom said, so I am assuming that the whole world will have the same opinion.

I created them using Lia Griffith Shamrock printables

Lia creates AMAZING crafts and I am so excited to be sharing one of my DIY projects with a piece of her inspiring work.

Here we go with the tutorial on Shamrock Topiaries & Pot O’Gold Giveaway!

potted shamrock topiaries

Here are the supplies to get you started:

Lia Griffith’s shamrock paper printables

Mini terra cotta pots

Mini moss balls

Florist stem wire

Twine

Hot glue gun

shamrock paper printables Lia Griffith

This is what your printables will look like fresh off the printer. I recommend using cardstock.

shamrock topiaries

I originally had green/white baker’s twine, but I preferred a thicker twine after the topiaries were put together.

shamrock topiary tutorial

Hot glue your moss ball to the terra cotta pot.

Cut your stem wire to the desired size of the stem you would like. I varied my stem lengths.

Use a pencil to curl the stem wire, then push into the moss ball.

shamrock topiaries assembled

 

shamrock topiaries tutorial

Hot glue your shamrocks to the top of your stems.

Embellish the top of the pots with tied twine.

shamrock topiary trio

St. Patrick's Day shamrock topiaries

 A huge THANK YOU shout out….

….to the fabulous Lia Griffith for granting me permission to use her shamrock design.

Now. Are. You. Feeling. Lucky?

I have a Pot O’Gold giveaway happening that the leprechaun is sure to try and steal away from you! Don’t let him WIN!

Enter below as fast as you can!!

And, if you are looking for ideas to catch that little leprechaun this trap is for you!

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One lucky winner will receive a prize package valued at $500+ from 10 very generous sponsors …

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Prize Package Includes:

$50 Ace Hardware Gift Card

Ball Brand green mason jars (pint case and quart case)

$50 Birch Lane Gift Card

$100 Duluth Trading Gift Card

HomeRight Finish Max paint sprayer

$50 Michaels Gift Card

$50 in fabric from Oninefabricstore.net

100 free prints from Printicular

Rust-Oleum paint package

Rockwell BladeRunner X2 (small table saw) and Sonicrafter F30 (oscillating tool)

There are 32 chances to win. Just follow the prompts on the Rafflecopter entry form:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Fine Print: The Pot O’Gold Giveaway starts on March 2, 2015 at 6:00 AM and ends on March 16, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST. Open to Legal Residents (18 years of age or older) of the U.S. only. Prizes cannot be shipped to PO Boxes. Winner will be selected at random by Rafflecopter and will be notified by email on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2015.and be notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Please note the 23 bloggers participating in this sweepstakes are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. We will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. We will make every effort to assist you in obtaining your prize. If there is an issue with a sponsor, please notify the blog you won a prize from within 30 days for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you. The product provided for the review was free of charge from the company. The product offered for the giveaway is free of charge, no purchase necessary. My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Google+ are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to the participating bloggers. We do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.

Leprechaun Trap-Do It Yourself

leprechaun trap DIY

What comes to your mind when you think of leprechauns?

Leprechauns are sneaky trickster fairies who can definitely dazzle with their trails of glitter and pot o’ gold. Over the last week, this mischievous little man has caused much chaos in my daughter’s Kindergarten classroom.

Here is what you will need to craft the trap. All of these items can be found either around your home or at your local craft store.

leprechaun trap supply list

To start, we pushed the 5″ mirror to the bottom of the oatmeal container. We tilted the mirror so that when you looked into the trap from the doorway, it would give the illusion of a continuous trail. We then placed various lengths of double-sided tape throughout the cave surround. We adhered the gold sequin pieces on the tape to attract the leprechaun.

leprechaun trap supplies
Once the inside was completed, it was time to focus on the outside of our leprechaun trap. The girls cut strips of construction paper and glued onto the oatmeal container creating a rainbow design.  Then we had to create the doorway to our cave by cutting a small U out of the lid. To adhere the scrapbook paper to the plastic lid, I used the glue gun.

leprechaun trap opening
The base consisted of foam board and scrapbook paper. The scrapbook paper chosen resembled green grass. This was simply glued onto the foam board. The oatmeal container was hot glued to the base for durability. Cotton balls were glued to the bottom of the container to resemble a white poufy cloud. Finally, it was time to add the details and bedazzle the leprechaun trap project!

rainbow on leprechaun trap

The resting log was constructed of a toilet paper roll, brown construction paper, and two pipe cleaners. Modge Podge glitter glue was brushed onto the entire project to add that shine and sparkle the leprechauns love.

leprechaun trap

This was a great craft project to do with young children. It was a wonderful way to bring out the creativity in all of us!

leprechaun trap
Unfortunately, the leprechaun got away this St. Patrick’s Day! I guess we will just have to keep on chasing those rainbows in search of that pot o’ gold until next year. Hope you enjoyed this DIY!

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