A Leprechaun’s Pot of Gold – St. Patrick’s Day Craft Project & Home Decor

Leprechauns are known to have a hidden pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. I don’t know about you, but I’ve chased many rainbows in my day and still haven’t found any gold! As I’ve gotten older, I eventually grew out of chasing a dream.

Though I’ve stopped chasing, this doesn’t mean I still don’t believe that there are pots of gold at the end of the rainbow! In today’s post, I’m going to share with everyone a fun project I found via Makes and Takes to make our own. Let’s get inspired!


From Make and Takes


  • planter (depending on how big you want your pot)
  • black paint + paintbrush
  • fake grass fill
  • pipe cleaners (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)
  • chocolate coins

Thoroughly clean the planter with water and soap. Once dried,  paint the whole planter with black paint and set aside to dry. Fill the planter with fake grass and chocolate coins. Arrange the pipe cleaners according to the colors of the rainbow and bend to a U shape. Place in the planter and adjust the pipe cleaners.

Voila! Your very own pot of gold! If you are making this project with a whole family or classroom, opt to use chalkboard paint instead. Each person can decorate their pot however they’d like with chalk! They can even write their name on the pot!

Once St. Patrick’s Day is over, the planters can be used to grow a small plant!

What will you be filling your pot of gold with? Let us know in the comments below! You don’t necessarily need to fill it with chocolate or candies. Little fun party favors will be great as well. Wrap up the whole thing with cellophane and give them out as gifts!


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