St. Patrick’s Day is almost here! I’ve been playing with Terra-cotta pots & put together a Leprechaun that is also a dinner bell.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Here’s how I did it:
Terra-cotta pot, wooden ball, small wooden hearts, doll hair, hat from the Dollar Tree, tacky glue, paint (flesh color, green, white), hot glue gun & glue sticks.
The flower pot that I used is roughly 2 1/2″ & the wooden ball is 1″. Base coat them with the white paint. Let dry.
Paint the pieces with the green & flesh colored paint. Paint a little over half of the hearts with green. These will be the arms & hands for the Leprechaun.
The next part, the bell, is optional.
You’ll need a bell, some string, and a button.
Tie the bell to the string and cut off excess string from the knot.
Adjust the string so that the bell doesn’t touch the ground. Cut off excess string & tie on button. The button keeps the string in place.
Add glue to the inside of the Terra-cotta pot. Hold the bell in place. I used a pair of scissors to give weight to the button & keep the bell from being glued to the button. Set it aside until the glue is dried.
Putting the Lucky Leprechaun together:
Add glue to the base of the wooden ball & glue it to the top of the flower pot.
Add glue to the top of the head, bunch up the doll hair & add it to the head. Repeat to areas that need more hair, giving it a hair cut where needed.
You’ll need black & white paint, some toothpicks & the end of a paintbrush. Using the end of the paintbrush, dip it into the black paint & dot on some circles for the eyes.
Using a toothpick, pull some of the paint up to create some eyelashes. Then add the rest of the face using the toothpicks.
Use a toothpick dipped into the white paint to add some directional dots. (it finishes off the eyes)
To finish the body, I wanted to give him some buttons, a belt & add the arms.
For the belt, I used some gold paint to add a buckle to some black ribbon.
While the paint on the ribbon was drying, I added the the hearts as arms.
To add the beard, I used a small piece of doll hair & glued it to the chin area. I added some glue to the back of the ‘belt’ ribbon & glued it towards the bottom of the body.
I added the little Dollar Tree hat to the head, and turned him upside down to dry.
To add the buttons I just dipped the end of a paint brush into some gold paint & dotted the buttons on to the front of the body.
And he was done! It seems like a lot of steps, but the hardest part of this project is waiting for the paint & glue to dry.
Have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day.
Happy Creating everyone!