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St. Patrick's Day Craft - Pot of Gold, Shamrocks and Rainbow 2

St. Patrick's Day Craft - Pot of Gold, Shamrocks and Rainbow 1

 

 

 

St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold

A pot of gold, shamrocks and a rainbow! What more do you need on St. Patrick’s Day to obtain a little bit of luck? This project is quick and easy to make and can be used as a simple St. Patrick’s Day Decoration or as a gift idea for your favorite Irish person.

To make this project you will need the following supplies:

* a small terracotta or metal pot
* black acrylic paint or other craft paint
* green ribbons in different sizes
* a wad of newspaper
* natural looking Easter grass
* strong craft glue
* gold coins (these can be chocolate or
  candy coins)
* die cut shamrocks (here a Shamrock die
  from Sizzix Originals was used but you can
  shamrock shaped cookie cutters or use any
  shamrock pattern you wish)
* scrap pieces of construction paper in the
  colors of red, orange, yellow, blue, green
  and purple
* toothpicks

The first thing that needs to be done is to paint the pot black and let it dry.

Then wrap ribbon around the pot and tie ribbon bows to the ribbon to decorate it.

Next you will want stuff the bottom of the pot with a wad of newspaper and then cover it with Easter grass. You can glue the grass a bit to the paper to keep in place if necessary.

Once you are satisfied with the grass, glue die cut shamrocks to tooth picks and then stick and glue these randomly in the pot. Fill the pot then with gold coins.

To complete the decoration, create a rainbow by cutting out 6 different sized circles in this order from largest to smallest: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. Glue the circles in order according to their size centered over each other. Once dry, cut halfway through the completed circle stack so that you have two half circles. Adhere one of the halves to a toothpick and then also stick and glue it into the pot of gold as you see in the picture.

 

 

 

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