How to Make a Good Luck Charm

Megan Andersen

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.

Materials Needed

Gather the materials needed to make this good luck charm.
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  • Miniature terra-cotta pots, 1 1/2 inch tall
  • Gold acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • 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

Paint the terra-cotta mini pot.
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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

Cut the rainbow ribbon.
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While the gold paint dries, cut a length of rainbow ribbon between 2 and 3 inches long.

Create a Rainbow Arch

Glue the ribbon to the inside of the pot.
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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

Glue moss inside the pot.
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Add another good squirt of hot glue inside the mini pot and secure a bit of craft moss inside the pot.

Add Gold "Coins"

Glue golden coins into the moss.
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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

Add a pin-back.
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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

Such a quick and fun project, you'll want to make one to keep and one to give.
Megan Andersen

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.

About the Author

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?”

Photo Credits

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