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Quick Craft: Growing Shamrocks

We had an unexpected hoard of toilet roll cores this week because of a nasty headcold virus doing the rounds of the house!!! so Miss Molly and I found a useful new path for the paper tubes by upcycling them to make some potted shamrocks – one for home and one for Molly’s teacher’s desk :)

quick craft toilet roll shamrocks for St Patrick's Day

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Inspired by this lovely flower on Krokotak we bent the toilet roll cores in half and stapled the ends together.

quick craft toilet roll shamrocks for St Patrick's Day

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quick craft toilet roll shamrocks for St Patrick's Day

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I then, armed with the hot glue gun, glued the centres together to make our three leaf shamrocks.
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toilet roll shamrock craft for St Patrick's Day

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And glued a timber skewer into the centre for the shamrock stem
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toilet roll shamrock craft for St Patrick's Day

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All you need to do then is paint ‘everything’ green and holding the wet painted shamrock over the waste bin to sprinkle on a little bit of magic green glitter.
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toilet roll shamrock craft for St Patrick's Day

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Plant your shamrock in a small pot with styrofoam in the base
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toilet roll shamrock craft for St Patrick's Day

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Cover the base in some raffia or shredded paper, stones, beads or whatever you have at hand and leave on the kitchen window or porch to welcome the fairies :)
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quick craft toilet roll shamrocks for St Patrick's Day

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