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posted on March 1, 2010 by  |  posted under St. Patrick's Day

Grow Your OWN Clover for St Patricks Day

Can you see it?  This is my modified Irish Decoration for St. Patrick’s day.   I needed to get it posted so that you can have time to do it too.   It’s a super easy idea for kids, but like I said…it’s still in the works.  My 5 year old asked what a clover was so we decided to grow some.  I ran up to Zamzoe’s (Boise’s Local Garden Center) to get some clover.  I drug all my kids out of the car and into the store.  I try to make the best of running errands with my kids, but sometimes…urgg… getting a 2 year old to do anything is like making a cow go down the stairs.    After what seems like an hour{{because I have to put on my son’s shoes a third time}}  I finally get into the store to find out they are out of clovers – they had clover killer, but no clovers.  They let me know a shipment was coming in soon.Grow Your OWN Clover for St Patricks Day

I ran back up about a week later, left my kids in the car {{with my husband}} and went in to find they had set aside a small brown paper bag of clover seeds just for me…and they gave them to me for free.  AHHHH…I love nice people.  Especially nice people who make mothering and errand running a little easier.  Zamzoes’s you are on my favorites list!

Okay, back to the Modified Irish Decoration for St. Patrick’s Day:Grow Your OWN Clover for St Patricks Day

I sent my kids out to the garden spot…to get their dirt.

Grow Your OWN Clover for St Patricks Day

They filled the cup and put a hole in the dirt with their finger.  Easy enough.  Put a few seeds in, cover, water and watch.

Grow Your OWN Clover for St Patricks Day

This is what it looks like after a week.  It’s  the first of March so it has time to grow!

Grow Your OWN Clover for St Patricks DayThe arrow will give you a hint.  Come on little one.  Show us how you grow!

Grow Your OWN Clover for St Patricks Day

I just used chinet cups {{which are on sale at Albertson’s this week, fellow couponers}}.  Measured how tall the cup was and cut a strip of black paper.  Taped the back.

Grow Your OWN Clover for St Patricks Day

And dropped it in!  I also added our cute free St.Patrick’s day download to give it a little green oomph {{is that a word?}}  I used the Silhouette Craft Cutter to cut it out (BTW we are giving a free one away, here).  A lot of freebies in this post:)

Grow Your OWN Clover for St Patricks Day

Watch her grow!  Can you see why Missy and Shelley won’t let me do graphic design for our site:)  Anyway, you get the idea so start growing and let me know if you want seeds.  My girls are hoping they are the 4 leaf lucky clovers!!  Just in time for the Wonderful Green Holiday where Irish Decorations make St. Patrick’s Day fun!

Grow Your OWN Clover for St Patricks Day

  1. March 1st, 2010 at 6:44 am
    Sheila Irish says:
    What a cute idea! I love it and so will my grandchildren....=) Thank you for sharing your idea and your free download....Is it me or am I the only one who can't access the download? It comes up to a "Error 404" page....I am also so excited about your Silhouette Give-A-Way!! A month or so ago I went to see a Silhouette Demonstration and I was quite impressed....
  2. March 1st, 2010 at 7:37 am
    Sheila Irish says:
    Thank you for your email reply....=) I was able to download without a problem....Sheila
  3. March 1st, 2010 at 12:33 pm
    jennifer says:
    So cute!!!!! I love this for St paddys day! I might have to try it out!
  4. March 1st, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    Jacque says:
  5. March 1st, 2010 at 5:46 pm
    Shelley says:
    I love your graphics Alison. No matter what anyone else might say! ;)
  6. March 1st, 2010 at 7:59 pm
    Candis says:
    I LOVE this. I would do this and it would end up all over my yard. How's that for lucky?
  7. March 1st, 2010 at 9:20 pm
    Jennifer Orme says:
    Seriously, you make me smile Alison. I miss you. :-)

    What a great idea!
  8. March 2nd, 2010 at 3:00 am
    Diane {} says:
    what a cute idea! I love it.
  9. March 2nd, 2010 at 8:13 am
    Becky says:
    I went to Target about 2 weeks ago ..they had itty bitty claypots with shamrock seeds for $1.00 each!!! So I bought about 4 of them and gave them to my Irish friends!!

    Your idea is sooo cute...Happy St. Patty's!!
  10. March 2nd, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    Sarah S says:
    Thank you so much for this idea, it never occured to me to grow real ones! I need to get out with my youngest and do this today for a project together! Love it!
    Also, thanks to Becky for the idea at Target, I have been avoiding shopping for a while, so I miss out on deals like that! ;)
  11. March 2nd, 2010 at 6:35 pm
    Missy says:
    I'm on the same page as you!! Just last week I finished my St. Patty's Day Craft and the clovers are growing!! Yahoooo!! It's a fun craft too, you should check it out. :-)
  12. March 2nd, 2010 at 10:30 pm
    Kimberly @ Attempting Creative says:
    Such a fun idea! I tried to buy clover the other day, but our local garden shop only had a 5 pound bag. Just a bit too much for the tiny bowl I wanted to grow in. :)
  13. March 3rd, 2010 at 12:58 am
    Someday Crafts says:
    Great idea!!!
  14. March 4th, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    Jerri says:
    What a cute idea!

    I remember the days of dragging my toddlers around ... I had 3 girls, 2 of them 21 months apart.
  15. March 2nd, 2011 at 10:06 am
    Shannon says:
    Cute! Is it worth hauling my 3 little ones to the store to get it? Maybe. Thanks for sharing!
  16. March 2nd, 2011 at 1:48 pm
    Lorren says:
    what a great idea. Thank you for sharing, can't wait to see if my litle ones can actually grow clover!
  17. March 8th, 2011 at 6:25 pm
    Justine says:
    I love this idea! My 3 year old loves to garden. She drowns my plants weekly for me. LOL Ok so if you missed Targets awesome pots where in the world do you find seeds?
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