If you are planning a dinner or event (or wedding?) to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and find yourself in need of some table decorations or place cards, then you’re going to love this quick idea. We had some candy kettles left over from the St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun game that Jo came up with last year, and I realized they were the perfect size to put next to each place setting on a table.
To turn these sweet but ordinary kettles into something special for St. Patrick’s Day, I decided to fill them with clover. If you’ve got the time, you could pick up some shamrock seeds and plant them in each pot, but I had neither time nor patience for that. Instead, I took the far easier route and just ran out to the backyard and dug up some clover!
After just five minutes of work, they are pretty darn adorable already, don’t you think?
Because I wanted to use them as place cards, though, I took it a step further. I got some green cardstock and cut it into little shamrock shapes and wrote names on with a green marker. If you’re not comfortable cutting a clover freehand, you could use a clover paper punch or use the clover design in Cricut’s Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. I used a piece of tape to attach each clover to a toothpick.
Then I just stuck the pick down into the clover and that was it!
I think they look really sweet on a place setting. I’m going to give a couple of these to Jo and my sister so that they can leave them on the breakfast table on St. Patrick’s Day morning. Imagine how excited Little Jo and Squirt will be to discover that a Leprechaun left them a gift!