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As you can probably tell the past couple of weeks, blogging has not been my jam. I’ve felt uninspired to make anything new and completely “blah” about writing new posts. I’m thankful for our Maker’s Mix-Up link-up because it’s been the one blog-related thing that keeps challenging me to be creative.
With St. Patrick’s Day coming up and this week’s Maker’s Mix-Up theme being GREEN, I originally wanted to feature one of my favorite lucky symbols, the horseshoe. I wanted to make a St. Patrick’s Day inspired clay horseshoe that would be hung from the door. Like my inspiration lately, my project fell apart as I was stringing it up. I guess the air dry clay wasn’t as dry as I thought it was because as soon as I lifted the horseshoe up, it cracked! Instead of trying to salvage it, I got frustrated and threw it in the trash. Maybe I’ll try again next week for our Irish theme.
After that, it was back to brainstorming. I’ve been working on some flower pot inspired crafts for Easter, so I decided to use one of my many pots to make a leprechaun inspired pot. Especially since I’ve bounced right over St. Patty’s Day and right into Easter projects! I’ve seen a lot of pots on Pinterest that are flipped over and painted as leprechaun hats for St. Patrick’s Day, but I wanted to make something similar to my Santa Christmas pot. That way you could use the pot as a cute holiday decoration and put a small plant in it, if you wish.
- White ceramic pot
- Green acrylic paint
- Black paint marker
- Gold paint marker
- Paint the entire surface of the pot with green paint. Allow paint to dry.
- Use your black paint marker to paint a stripe around the top of the pot. Allow the marker to dry.
- Then, paint a gold “buckle” on the band. Allow paint to dry.
- Display your pot or plant a small plant inside of it.
You can find all of the supplies you need to make this project on Darby Smart. Save 25% on this project and all of my Darby Smart projects by using the code qsx3ub25 at checkout. Discount is valid until 3/9/16. I can’t wait to see all of the GREEN goodies you share this week!