Monday, March 7, 2011

Pot of Gold

Are you getting ready for St. Patrick's Day?

St. Patrick's Day is one of those low key holidays but so much fun for the kiddo's. We usually keep it pretty simple--mostly we just wear green and have Lucky Charms for breakfast.

Way back in what must have been November I spied these little witches cauldrons on clearance for 50 cents. I snatch them up, knowing exactly what I was going to do with them.

And after all those months I finally get to use these little guys to make the perfect pot of gold.

I filled them up with a little Easter grass and they were ready to be piled high with gold.

But wait . . .

Every pot of gold needs a rainbow.

A few pipe cleaners did the trick.

And I made some on a smaller scale . . .

Just perfect for wrapping up--
and for a sneaky little leprechaun to hide on March 17th.

What do you do to make St. Patrick's Day fun for your kids?

I'm linking to these parties this week.


  1. This idea is my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!!! Brilliant!

  2. Love these! They look so cute all wrapped up, brilliant idea! We dont usually celebrate St Patricks Day at all but we might have to have a go at something like this, you've inspired me :-)

  3. I LOVE this idea. I'll watch for those cauldrons next Halloween.

    For whatever reason, we LOVE St. Patricks day. Last year I snuck some green food coloring into the bottom of the boys cereal bowls without them seeing then poured the cereal on top. The kids watched me pour the milk in and were baffled when it started to turn green. They were sure it was leprechauns that did that.

    We always make pistachio cupcakes and eat corned beef and cabbage sandwhiches. The kids build leprechaun traps but have never had any luck.

  4. So cute, I love the rainbow!


  5. Oh! Another super cute little craft!!! How adorable! Love it!

    Thanks again for stopping by at Kids Get Crafty!!


  6. I LOVE IT! I love all of your ideas and use them frequently! thanks for being kind and sharing them all! Love thiS!

  7. That looks SO great

  8. Aw, what a cute and simple idea!! I would love it if you would link this up to my blog party, A Marvelous Mess. Each party I pick one project to feature for a week on my sidebar!! Here is the link:

  9. Love how these came out!!! So cute!
    Visiting from Sumo's Sweet Stuff and I am a NEW follower!
    Hope you had a great Monday,

  10. Clever!! I love when you can keep something simple, yet make the kids so happy. We're doing a little countdown starting soon that will involve some learning and a lot of fun. It's all pretty simple though.

  11. These are awesome! My kids would love them!

  12. So cute!!! I'm going to have to hunt for those little pots!!

    I'd love to have you link up to my For the Kids Friday Link Party! Stop on by!!

    :)rachel from

  13. Nice St. Patrick's Day craft, I will be doing one next week.
    Check out my recent post @

  14. Your pots of gold are wonderful. What a great treat idea.
    I have one big black pot that I'll think about doing the same idea for all to share.
    Thanks for the idea.

  15. Thanks for sharing at the For the Kids Friday Link Party! I look forward to having you back this Friday!

  16. These are adorable. I loved them so much I showcased them on my blog with a link back to yours. Thanks for sharing!!

  17. Very cute idea :)

  18. So cute! I'm a new follower! Coming from:

  19. Cute! I did almost the same thing with my son on St Patty's day, except we painted a little flowerpot black as the base. I like that yours is unbreakable though...:) Kids' crafts are such fun!