Leaping leprechauns how pretty is this glittered shamrock bouquet? Sparkle, springy greens, what more is there to say? How could I not be happy working on this project! It was too pretty not to share.
The C-Man and I whipped up a batch of salt dough the other day while we were house bound with sick babies and bad weather. I let him play with half of it and I made a little project for myself with the other half. Older kids could easily make this shamrock bouquet with you and really C totally could have taken part but this mess adversed Mama’s nerves couldn’t take a go-round with glitter after what I had gone through with the salt flour and dough earlier that morning. This was a nap time project just for me!
We started with basic salt dough colored green with some gel food coloring and a shamrock cookie cutter.
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup warm water
Combine until dough forms. Work with it on a floured surface to prevent sticking.
I made the shamrocks similar to the way I made our salt dough plant picks last Mother’s Day. Essentially you want to take the skewer and make a hole in the shamrock prior to baking. Once they have baked (250 degrees fahrenheit for about 90min – 2hrs depending on thickness) and cooled, hot glue the skewer into the hole. Voila! Shamrocks on a stick 😀
The rest involves a lot of glue and a lot of glitter. I coated the shamrocks with glossy finish Mod Podge and then immediately followed that up with a healthy dose of green glitter in different colors and textures.
(dark green glitter provided by craftprojectideas.com)
Aren’t they beautiful? They are so sparkly! I can’t stop staring a them (or taking pictures of them for that matter). I’m sure there are lots of uses for these pretty little shamrock picks. In fact I think they would look magnificent stuck in plants around the house, but I decided to put mine together in a little milk bottle tie a bow and call it a day, or a centerpiece as the case may be. I did trim the skewers a little as they were much to tall for the vase.
These springy green shamrocks are doing wonders to brighten my days… which are currently filled with way to much snow and way too many sick children. Glitter makes everything better doesn’t it?