Ok, so….this is going to sound a little kooky, but have you ever planted a few old pennies the day before St. Patrick’s day…? Call me crazy, but I kinda enjoy a little good-natured mischief, so instead of trapping leprechauns I try to keep them happy by planting a little something green and giving them a cozy leprechaun garden to move into for the spring.
Legend has it (at our house at least) that if a leprechaun visits your garden, your pennies will turn to gold and you’ll have good luck the rest of the year!
You can make your own leprechaun garden (or give them as a gift!) with a little potted plant and our printable set of mini garden accessories, downloadable for free over at hello, Wonderful. Rainbows, shamrocks, mushrooms, a garland – even a tiny little Leprechaun house! Natural materials from outside like pebbles, sticks, and shells make fantastic additions to your gardens too.
Brimming with opportunities for imaginative thought & play, this is a festive and earth-friendly way to celebrate the holiday. Can’t get enough green? Try making this St. Patrick’s Day smoothie – it takes like a tropical vacation, is packed with green healthy goodness, and even has a little rainbow surprise at the bottom! If magic gardens are more your style, you’ll definitely want to add a unicorn garden to your collection.