"Luck of the Leprechaun" Hat Centerpiece

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!
Super cute!

 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!


Linking to these super parties..

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special



Sunday's Best Linky Party!


Momma Hens Coop

;The DIY Dreamer

{Junk in their Trunk}

Ivy and Elephants




It's Overflowing



  1. Hi Barbara: Really cool. It looks exactly like what it's supposed to be. How fun. Enjoy your big bash. No party here, maybe some corned beef and cabbage....Judy at GoldCountryCottage

  2. Hi. Barbara thanks for stopping by and leaving me such a sweet comment. I will take your advice and join the newbie Party. Now on to your floral It is beautiful very creative and the flowers work perfectly with the hat, I love it. Thanks for posting.

  3. Barbara,
    How wonderful! I'm totally inept when it comes to flowers (live or fake) but your arrangement is excellent! So wished we lived closer..... have a wonderful weekend!
    dee dee

  4. How cute! I'm kind of a sucker for those books at the grocery line too! Saw you at Sunday's Best and I'm following you via GFC now! Thanks for sharing this.

  5. What a nifty idea: using a clay pot for a hat! Thanks for sharing!

  6. The hat center piece is really cute and pretty clever on your part, using a clay pot for a hat. The flowers really look pretty with the hat, it all really goes together.

  7. Hi Barbara, I am new to your blog and love this idea.
    Thanks for sharing and the tutorial.

  8. This is super cute!! Very creative.
    Visiting from Whatever Wednesday.

    Have a lovely day!

  9. This is very pretty, you did a super job on this centerpiece, I'm pinning this so I won't forget!

  10. Oooo, this looks festive! Thanks for sharing at Cutesy Monday!


    P.S. Have you entered the uVinyl onesie giveaway yet? I'd love for you to enter!!

  11. That is sooo cute and what a fun craft project. It's perfect for St. Patrick's Day.

  12. Hi lovely lady,
    I am also new to your blog and love your Hat centerpiece with your lovely flowers for St.Patrick's Day great idea.
    Thanks for sharing with me, hoping you come see my Tablescapes if you can. I will follow you on both of your followers if you come join me also.
    XXOO Diane

  13. I love it!! It is very pretty. I found you on 2805 and I am a new follower. Have a great weekend.

  14. Great job. Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  15. This is wonderful...what a great idea to use it for St. Patty's Day. I have created so many clay pot crafts over the years but this one is so excellent. I love it! TFS. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Gayle.

  16. Wow - how creative! Thanks so much for sharing!

  17. Very pretty, and good idea.

  18. How cute! It makes the perfect center piece. Now why didn't I think of that?! LOL
    Thanks so much for linking with us.

  19. Love your St. Patty's Day flower arrangement and thank you for the tutorial!

  20. I featured this project, with a link back to this page for instructions, on my blog at http://kimsrandomlife.wordpress.com

    Thanks for sharing such a clever and beautiful centerpiece!

  21. That's a clever idea! Maybe you should make another one that signifies the pot at the end of the rainbow?


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