I wish I could say I came up with this idea on my own, however, I have to credit my 10-year-old daughter Emma. As we were discussing ideas for the DIY craft for March my creative sidekick came up with making a pot of gold. What 10-year-old or 41-year-old wouldn’t love to find a REAL pot of gold! But, until we find leprechauns at the end of the rainbow with a huge stash of gold we will have to settle with a homemade pot of gold. This do-it-yourself craft can be done quickly and can be used as a centerpiece at your St. Paddy’s Day party or for a decoration for the holiday. So, for St. Patrick’s Day I wish you the very best of luck of finding or creating a pot of gold. Supplies: Flower pot Large Styrofoam ball Gold ribbon Green sparkle spray paint Gold spray paint Gold coins (you can also use poker chips and spray paint them gold) Glue gun Glue sticks 2 kabob sticks Step 1- Spray paint Styrofoam ball and kabob sticks with gold spray paint (5 min) Step 2- Spray paint flower pot with green sparkle spray paint (be sure to do light layers to avoid paint from dripping) (10 min) Step 3- Place Styrofoam ball in pot and glue gold coins to the gold Styrofoam ball (layer the coins for full effect) (15 min) Step 4- Trim kabob sticks and poke in Styrofoam ball between glued coins. Glue two or three coins to each stick (3 min) Step 5- Tie gold ribbon to the rim of the green flower pot and tie a bow (you may want to glue it in a couple places to secure) (2 min) [nggallery id=225]
Jennifer Hodges is a Southern belle at heart, however, she does bleed green. A native of North Carolina, she has lived in Michigan since 1998. When not crafting, Jennifer is the Media Director at M3 Group. She loves spending time with her family, camping and singing lots of karaoke.