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
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.)