I have an affinity for four leaf clovers. My mom can sniff them out and has found hundreds, no joke. In fact, she's the reason why I love them so much. One of my favorite things is sharing that moment with my mom where she swipes her foot across a patch of grass and magically plucks out a four leaf clover. I even have one tattooed on my left wrist. So, not putting a clover in the house for St. Patrick's day seemed sacrilege.
Here's a little history on the clover:
Saint Patrick was said to have used the shamrock as a sign of the trinity with the leaves meaning faith, hope, love and should there be a fourth, it would mean luck. The truth behind this story is questionable only because it came 1,200 years after Saint Patrick's death and there isn't any evidence (how's that for a story?). It's also said that in 1620, Sir John Melton wrote: "If a man walking in the fields find any four-leaved grass, he shall in a small while after find some good thing."
Well on to the project. You'll need:
Paint (I used green and white)
Start by making an outline of a clover. An easy trick is to make four hearts with tips that meet in the middle.Then just add a stem. Cut it out.
I quickly painted it white. Yeah, I know the cardboard was already white, but the edges were showing brown and I wanted a sharp, fresh white.
Then I took a piece of art paper and painted it green.
Grabbed a frame and slapped a coat of white over the half-assed silver spray paint job I did on it over the summer.
Fit the clover on the green paper. Fit the paper on the frame and glue 'er up.
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