Make your own luck by creating this quick and simple charm for St. Patrick's Day. You won't need to kiss any Blarney stones or search for leprechauns when you wear this miniature pot of gold under a rainbow. It can be made in about half an hour and is so cute you may find yourself making one to keep and a few to give as gifts.
- Miniature terra-cotta pots, 1 1/2 inch tall
- Gold acrylic paint
- 3/4-inch rainbow ribbon
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Green craft moss
- Golden disc beads (11 to 13 mm work well)
- Pin backs
Paint the Pot of Gold
Begin by painting your miniature terra-cotta pot with the gold acrylic paint. Paint the entire outer surface and upper inner lip. Let the paint dry completely. If there is any uneven paint, paint a second coat once the first one dries.
Cut the Rainbow Ribbon
While the gold paint dries, cut a length of rainbow ribbon between 2 and 3 inches long.
Create a Rainbow Arch
Plug in your hot glue gun. When it is ready, squirt two beads of hot glue on opposite sides of the inside rim of the pot. Press your rainbow ribbon into the hot glue so that it creates an arch above the pot. Allow glue to dry.
Make a Mossy Bed
Add another good squirt of hot glue inside the mini pot and secure a bit of craft moss inside the pot.
Add Gold "Coins"
Cut the golden disc beads off of their strand, and use small beads of hot glue to secure them into the center of the moss.
Make the Good Luck Charm Wearable
Apply a thin strip of hot glue to the back, outer lip of the pot and press the pin back into it. Let the glue dry, and your little pot of gold will be ready to wear.
Share a Little Luck
This miniature good luck charm is quick to make and so cute to wear. It will ward off any pinches and will surely result in lots of compliments on St. Patrick's Day.
Megan O. Andersen has been crafting, baking, cooking, drawing, sculpting and gardening since she could hold a crayon. She swapped her suit jacket for a non-stick smock in 2010 and hasn't looked back. She's an experienced marketing professional, craft show vendor, seasoned event coordinator, photography instructor and writer who approaches every new craft with the same mantra, “How hard could it be?”