March 4, 2014

Trapping a Leprechaun!

It's difficult to catch a tricky leprechaun, but I decided to capture one for Viv's Leprechaun swap

 Using a leprechaun graphic available on this post at the Graphic's Fairy,  my leprechaun has been trapped under a plastic wine glass cloche.

I purchased my plastic wine glasses from the Dollar Tree.  The nice thing about these particular disposable wine glasses, is that you can easily detach the base from the stem of the glass. After I separated the base from the glass, I coated the the base of the glass with white glue and added lots of fine gold glitter.  The leprechaun and a few other embellishments were glued in place before the rim of the plastic wine glass got a coating of hot glue and the leprechaun was secured inside.  

Gold trim and a green pipe cleaner were used to decorate the glass base and glass stem.

Folklore is that if you catch a leprechaun he will lead you to his pot of gold and give it to you as a bribe to let him go.  I'm still waiting for that pot of gold.  Smile.

24 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Well, Isn't that the cutest thing ever? HOW did you get the base off the glass? What a fun thing to make, Kim! Love it- xo Diana

Lee said...

So cute~you are so crafty!

Lynne said...

Very Crafty Cute . . . maybe you should write a book of DIY miniature, holiday caricatures . . .

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How cute and maybe that pot of gold will show itself when the time is right! Hope you're feeling better this week! Sweet hugs!

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very cute! I love the gold glitter and if it wasn't so cold outside I might be out searching for a leprechaun myself:@)

Debby said...

Now, isn't that cute. You have such good ideas. It's adorable. This swap has been fun.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

So cute Kim!! You're so very crafty, I'm working on mine right now-well I'm taking a break letting some glue dry, while making dinner too! Lol Hope you get that pot of gold!! :) xo Holly

vivian said...

I love my captured leprechaun! thank you!!
xoxo
vivian

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

How cute and clever is that! So the base just snaps off? Need to look for them, so many cute things to do with a cloche. Love your guy and hope he gives up that gold soon!

Nellie said...

What a clever idea, Kim! Such creative ideas just don't seem to occur to me.xo Nellie

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Cute crafting! Wish I would find that pot of gold...it would magically become a beach house!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Very cute! Maybe if you ask nicely he'll share a little of his gold with you.

xo Danielle

Lutka And Co. said...

That's sweet - hope you get that pot of gold soon :)

Jboo said...

Too cute! Hope you found the pot of gold too! How's back to work? Take it easy when you can!

Margaret said...

Very cute! Leprechauns are attracted to shiny things and you have plenty of those. The pot of gold is Chris and your girls. Happy Wednesday!

Margaret said...

Very cute! Leprechauns are attracted to shiny things and you have plenty of those. The pot of gold is Chris and your girls. Happy Wednesday!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

You caught a leprechaun! I remember as a child how much fun I thought that would be. And yours is so cute in his neat new home. How adorable.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

You caught a leprechaun! I remember as a child how much fun I thought that would be. And yours is so cute in his neat new home. How adorable.

vintage grey said...

So cute!! Have a wonderful day! xo Heather

LBP said...

That is so cute! Almost as cute as that adorable Diorama I got in the mail today!!!! I just love it! I have already re-decorated a shelf in my kitchen just for it!

Thank you!

Linda

Sally Annie Magundy said...

So darling Kim! Thanks so much for sharing with us, how to make them and a source for the glasses. I'm all inspired to make some.

Laura Adams said...

Very cute! I can't find my leprechauns, I'm still working on organizing so I can find things. I bought label sleeves and bins, now I just need some time to do it :)

Pam Kessler said...

He's adorable!

Jodee said...

He turned out sooo cute! Bring on the pot of gold!