Wednesday, March 7, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Free Printable and Candy Pot of Gold

You can make anyone's day a little richer on St. Patrick's Day with this sweet little pot of gold.

These are so simple to make, you can easily whip up a bunch before St. Pat's and have the kiddos help!

I designed the treat topper and made it available as a free printable. (The link is at the bottom of this tutorial.)

Here's what you'll need to make the pot o' gold:

2 inch terracotta pot (It really measure's about 2 1/4 but I think it's sold as a 2 inch pot)
Black satin or glossy craft paint
Paint Brush
Gold wrapped candies ( I used Rollo caramels)
Free Printable Tags (link is at the bottom of this post)
Scissors or 2 inch circle paper punch to cutout tags
Bamboo skewers (1 for every 2 pots)

Paint the terracotta pot black, both inside and out. It'll take about two coats to cover the surface evenly.

While the pots dry cut your bamboo skewers into about 3 inches inch pieces. You'll need one 3 inch length for every pot. The skewers should cut easily with scissors but you could also use a utility knife.

Cut or punch out the printed tags and glue onto each skewer.

Fill your pot with gold wrapped candies and stick your treat topper inside.

Click here to get the treat topper design. (Which is free for personal use)

They would also make great cupcake toppers, gift tags, stickers, button, or medallion on a card.

(Free tag design is for personal, non commercial purposes only. Hershey's the maker of Rolo Candies did not in any way sponsor or endorse this post.)


  1. Great idea! Rolo Gold instead of looking for those gold coins. I like it!

  2. Awesome! Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. OK my friend! i am not a big celebrator of St Pat's Day - and i probably should be huh?! I mean I AM all about celebrations after all!

    I remember when I was young I made my family a green pudding - which my brothers and sister refused to eat! Maybe that dampened my spirit!

    Anyway, if I were celebrating with children I would so make these. How great of you to create and share the printable rainbow topper.

  4. Thanks Pam!
    : )

    Maybe it's time to give St. Pat's a chance again. I'm sure there's some interesting folk lore behind the day... something besides green food and drink.

    You do such a great job teaching me and others about the traditions surrounding so many holidays, I bet you could teach me a lot about the true St. Pat's traditions that have gone by the wayside.

  5. Apply black paint to the terracotta pot's exterior and interior. To evenly cover the surface, two coats should be applied, check our website!


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