Walking home from the store a few weeks ago with my daughter, we passed a large clover patch and she asked if we could stop to look for a four-leaf clover. I placed our bags on the ground and as I bent down, I saw a four-leaf clover next to my shoe.
At first I thought I was mistaken. In 33-years, I have never come across a 4-leaf clover, to find one so easily was bizarre. I pulled it up from the ground and showed my daughter who counted the leaves to make sure I wasn't pulling her leg.
When we got home, I took a picture of it and then decided I must press the clover to keep forever.
I placed the four-leaf clover on a piece of wax paper, folded it over and stuck the paper in the middle of a heavy book. I put the book back in my bookcase and left it there for almost 3 weeks.
I decided I wanted to make a wall hanging using my clover. I enjoy inspirational quotes so I chose an Irish blessing that says:
Using acrylic paint, I painted a mauve matte frame black.
I glued a decorative piece of craft paper behind the matte frame. I dipped my finger in Mod Podge and applied a thin layer on the back of the four-leaf clover. I was afraid using a brush might tear the clover. I gently pressed the clover onto the decorative paper.
While my glue gun was warming up, I cut a few plastic beads from a bead necklace I bought at the dollar store. I hot glued a few fabric flowers onto the bottom of the frame & then added a bead in the center of each flower.
Next, I punched two holes on the top section of the frame with my one-hole punch. I threaded each hole with a piece of green yarn and knotted them in place.
My Dymo label maker came in handy for writing out the Irish blessing!
I cut the long label into sections and arranged them on the wall hanging. All done!