Onto day two of my St. Patty day projects! Well this was the one I started with but let's just say plan A didn't go right, so I had to skip to plan B. I pinned a while back this idea for St. Patty Day Boxes on Inside BruCrew Life. Her's were really cute but I didn't have the time to order the boxes plus I'm all about doing projects on a limited budget. I know most parents probably throw away the things I make their kids bring home so why waste the money right? I hit the dollar store with her picture as my inspiration and went to town.
I at first thought I would paint some popcorn buckets from the dollar store green BUT let's just say the paint didn't STAY on the buckets. Plan B was to take construction paper, cut it into the shape then hot glue onto the bucket and tada it worked. I must say I was pretty darn impressed with my pot of gold's all made from the dollar store!
What you Need:
Popcorn Buckets (small) - 2 for $1
Construction Paper - $1 a pack
Pastel Pipe Cleaners - $1 a pack
Foam Clovers - $1 a pack
Hot Glue Sticks - $1 a pack of 15
Caramels - $2.40lb bulk section Winco
Gold Coins - $4.40 bulk section Winco
NOW you can use Rolo's they are really nice gold wrappers but I found they were $4.40 a 1/2 lb. SO I opted for the caramels that we are calling gold nuggets and then 4 Gold Coin Chocolates per bucket (hey they suckers are expensive).
I took the popcorn bucket made a template on the green paper and then cut them out and hot glued them to the bucket. I then added a foam green clover and printed a St. Patty's day printable I found yes you know how I LOVE people who make free printables. I took my circle cutter and cut them out and hot glued in the center of the clover. I took the pastel pipe cleaners and hot glued on like a rainbow handle to the bucket (Caden let me know these are not the colors of a real rainbow ... lol, let him know we'll pretend). I added some paper to the bottom so the buckets weren't full of candy (didn't want parents to hate me). I added the caramels and then the gold coins on top. Tada done! I think they turned out pretty cute.
Hope you have a wonderful day, it has been a busy one for me at work and sadly we're having some problems with Cole and school so I've been beating my head against a wall. More to come on that .. ugh.
So what do you think of the Pot of Gold?