Sunday, February 26, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Pot of Gold

A fun craft for St. Patrick's Day is to make your own  Pot of Gold. I pulled out a small cauldron we had used for Halloween, found some yellow/gold paint from my craft stash, and picked up  few supplies at the dollar store. 

St. Patrick's Day Pot of Gold Craft

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Supplies to Make a Pot of Gold

At the Dollar Tree I picked up some Styrofoam circles, a floral foam cube, and glass accent gems .  I had some gold paint that I intended to use, but my daughter thought it looked like brown.  She suggested using a brighter yellow instead.

How to Make a Pot of Gold

I placed the square floral cube inside the cauldron, and then stuffed the sides with plastic bags to hold it in place.  

I then Inserted  two toothpicks into the square to hold the circle piece in place.

I painted the circle piece of Styrofoam with first the gold paint, and then a light coat of yellow

I found some yellow plastic bags, and then I added them on top of the white plastic bags

Once the paint was dry, I added the circle on top of the toothpicks.

To make the gold, Kara  painted the flat back side of the glass beads.  I would have like to have found yellow beads, but at the dollar store you work with what you find.

How to Make St. Patrick's Day Gold

When you turn the painted disks over, the paint shines through the bead  in a very pretty way.

How to Make a Pot of Gold for St. Patrick's Day

I love how this turned out! It is  just so much fun for St. Patrick's Day.  It also makes the perfect display for my Leprechaun Marshmallow Pops

When I first made these Lucky Cupcakes I found these adorable leprechaun hats at the Dollar Tree. This was awhile back though, so they are no longer available.  I did find something similar on Amazon that is currently available. After the guests are finished eating the golden cupcakes, they can keep the hat as a party favor.  ****updated 2/26/2024



  1. What a cute and clever idea! I'm pinning this. ~ Maureen

  2. That is such a fun idea! You know that I am frantically trying to find my Halloween supplies so I can have my own bucket of gold! I have some great gold spray painted rocks from last St. Pat's that will go perfectly with this! THANKS for the excellent idea!!!

  3. I love what you done with the glass rocks, excellent idea!

  4. Oh wow! Great idea!!

  5. What a cute idea for St. Patty's day!

  6. Such a fun idea! So clever! Would you be willing to link this up to my Springtime Holiday Link Party going on now? I'd love to have you! Thanks, Michelle

  7. Great idea and I have all those materials. Now I'll have to think of a way to make a rainbow coming out of the pot. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Love it. If you have not linked it up yet at the Go Green linky and giveaway at Bacon Time, please do for a chance to win. Great idea to use it to display your pops.

  9. The glass rocks look wonderful :) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sharing Saturday. Hope to see you again next week.


  10. I love it. You are very artistic. I hope to see more from you.

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