Well it's March and of course since Mr. Rosemary Lane is 100% Irish, St Paddy's Day is one big stinkin' deal 'round these parts. It also happens that this year March 17th falls on a Saturday...wahooo....so we are planning a huge Irish blowout!
For the party I decided to create this centerpiece by following a tutorial from one of those "gotta buy" impulse paperback recipe books you see in line at the grocery store checkout. (I swear I must have 50 of these dang things dating all the way back to the late 1980's!) But, believe it or not it very easy to make. All you need is a clay pot and base, a little crafting paint in both green and black, floral foam, small picture frame, a hot glue gun, some silk flowers and a wee bit o' green Spanish moss. I was lucky today because Michael's craft store has all their silk florals on sale this week at 40% off.
It's kind of a reverse planter if you
will. The pot is placed upside down on top of the upside down base to create the look of the hat. The outside of the base and pot are painted green, and the lip of the pot black. I hot glued the two together and then hot glued a small frame onto the pot for the buckle.
Next I took the floral foam, which I bought in a shape and size to fit the bottom of the clay pot, and hot glued that onto the pot as well. The silk flowers were then cut and poked into the floral foam. I kept the arrangement simple but full. Finally, in order to hide any of the foam, I went ahead and hot glued some green Spanish moss to the foam...and that was it! It was actually much easier than I originally thought and I love the way it looks!
If you decide to give this craft a whirl I hope you have as much fun as I did creating the little bit o' luck leprechaun hat!
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