Wednesday, March 13, 2013

St. Paddy Day ... Pot of Gold

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?

10 comments:

  1. They are super cute! You have a lot more patience than I do :-) Sorry to hear about the school troubles.

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  2. Too cute. Have you ever thought about opening up an Etsy shop and selling your creations? I bet you could make a small fortune.

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  3. That is adoreable and I have seen a lot of popcorn holders on clearance lately.

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  4. You do so much for the boys' classes! Those kids must LOVE you! ;-) I think your pots of gold turned out great! I don't know how you find the time! :-)

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  5. Those kids are going to be so disappointed when they go to a different school and they don't get these cool gifts any longer

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  6. These are super cute! My kids would love these.

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  7. You need to change your blog title to POSTS BY SUPERMOM - THE REST OF YOU SUCK!

    BWAAHAHAHAHHAA

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  8. So cute!! These would be a great party favor for a St. Patrick's Day themed ladies night I'm hosting this weekend. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm returning the follow. :-)

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