How to Make a Leprechaun Garden

With just a few supplies, you can make a leprechaun-friendly garden that you'll want to keep on display even after St. Patrick's Day is over.

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Leprechaun Garden

Create your own leprechaun garden in time for St. Patrick's Day.

A Planter, Potting Soil, Moss and Oxalis

Gather your supplies including a planter, an Oxalis (Shamrock) plant and some potting soil.

Gold Bakeable Modeling Clay Forms the Mushrooms

With the wire cutters, cut a 3 inch strip of wire for each mushroom. Pinch off a bit of modeling clay to begin creating the mushrooms.

Wrap the Clay Around the Wire

Wrap a square piece of clay around the floral wire leaving about an inch at the base and a small bit of wire extending from the top.

Add Mushroom Tops and Bake in the Oven

Roll a small amount of clay into a ball. Pinch the top of the ball and shape it into a mushroom cap. Place the cap onto the wire at the top of the mushroom stem. Bake the clay according to the package directions. In the meantime, plant the Oxalis into the planter and cover any visible soil with moss. Water thoroughly.

A Leprechaun Might Live Under These Golden Mushrooms!

Once completely cooled, stick the mushrooms into the moss to appear as if they have always been there.

Sweet Oxalis

Admire the garden, including this sweet, dainty bloom of Oxalis, and keep an eye out for leprechauns!

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