Potted Rainbow – A St. Patrick’s Day Craft

St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect time for this Potted Rainbow Craft!

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The boys have been itching for a craft lately so I came up with this fun Potted Rainbow (a St. Patrick’s Day craft) for us to make together.  I love rainbows and really wanted to make a pot of gold so kind of combined the two.  I had this little terra cotta pot and thought it would make the perfect “pot of gold“.  This project came together so quickly and even my husband was impressed with the result:)

Materials Needed:
terra cotta pot
black and green paint
gold chocolate coins
colored popsicle sticks (or paint regular ones)
floral foam
cotton balls
card stock or small paper plate


Paint the pot black. Surprisingly this only took one coat and the pot looks beautiful.  Paint the exterior and the inside rim so it looks all black.

Push the foam down into the pot. Stick the popsicle sticks in at an angle so it looks like the rainbow is ending in the pot. Make sure there is enough foam in the pot for the gold coins.

Cut out a cloud shape from card stock or use a paper plate like I did.  The shape and size is up to you.

Glue on some cotton balls to make the cloud.  I pulled the cotton balls apart to get the cloud nice and fluffy.

Glue the cloud onto the popsicle sticks.  You can add more cotton balls on the back if you like.  I used hot glue to speed up the process ;)

Fill the pot with gold coins. (I found mine at Dollar Tree.) I actually tried painting pennies and that was a miserable failure.

I finished off the pot by painting a shamrock onto the front and adding a ribbon.

I think it turned out so cute and the boys just love it.  Bryce said, “Mommy real awesome!” so that, of course, made my day :)

Here are some more St. Patrick’s Day crafts and recipes we love:


Leprechaun Hats

St Patricks Day5x7-1

St. Patrick’s Day Printables


Taste the Rainbow Cupcakes


Chocolate Mint Brownies

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  1. Really cute idea! Really awesome Trish!!

  2. So cute!! My boys would love this!

  3. I just love this idea! Would you be willing to link it up to my Springtime Holiday Link Party? It’s so adorable. Thanks, Michelle http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/02/springtime-holiday-link-party.html

  4. Cute idea! The Popsicle sticks are great. I’d love for you to share your post at my St. Patty’s link party. :)


  5. Adorable!! I’m gonna have to do this with my daughter :)


  6. Oh my goodness how awesome is this! I hope you will link up to my St. Patty’s Day Project Parade.


  7. This is really AWESOME!!! How creative :) Would like to invite you to share this with us at Sharing Saturday if you already haven’t done so :)


    Thanks so much and have a great weekend,

  8. Such a great idea! I just bought some gold chocolate coins in hopes of doing a cute St. Pattys day craft with my little one – thanks so much for the idea!!

  9. very cute. great craft to do with kids.


  10. This is really cute and so fun to do with kids! I found you on The Girl Creative.

  11. I love that you used popsicle sticks for the rainbow. I’d love it if you stopped over to Whimsy Wednesdays and linked this up http://www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/03/whimsy-wednesdays-1.html

  12. You have earned another feature at Bacon Time. Love your work.

  13. I LOVE how you used the popsicile sticks as the rainbow!! You are such a cute, festive mom! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  14. Such a cute idea. Love it. Great job.

  15. What a SUPER FUN project!! Love it. Pinning!!
    Thanks SO much for linking up!
    “Kiss Me I’m Irish” linky party is open.

  16. Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday.
    Can’t wait to see what you link up tomorrow

    Natasha xxx


  17. Great idea…thanks for sharing it! Instead of chocolate coins I’d like to make cookies, wrap them in gold foil and use a giant pot as the pot o’ gold to serve them. Maybe golden butterscotch cookies or maybe your Chocolate Mint Brownies which look so yummy!
    Arrived via I Gotta Create!…cheers!

  18. Thank you for linking this up in my Pinterest Saturday party! I love it and gave it a magical pin on Pinterest.

  19. Anonymous says:

    I love this craft! I have the materials onhand so I think I will make one for my mantle this week. Thank you so much for sharing!

  20. That is super cute. Very creative!

  21. Love this idea!! We’d love for you to link it to our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/03/riverton-housewives-round-up-8.html

  22. Great idea! Very creative.

  23. What a great idea!! Too cute!!


  24. Love this! I will definitely have to make this with my kids! :-) I’m pinning this one too! Thanks! :-)

  25. I just wanted to let you know that you’ve been featured on my blog today. http://acraftycook.blogspot.com/2012/04/1-month-of-fun-april-link-party-and.html

  26. So cute! You should come link this up to The CSi Project today. the challenge is St. Patrick’s Day crafts, decor or food. Come on over!

  27. This is so adorable, Trish!! Love it!!
    Thank you so much for coming by the party too, hope to see you again tonight!

  28. What a cute idea… Featuring it tomorrow!
    Desiree @ The36thAvenue recently posted..St. Patrick’s Day Free Printable and Gift Idea

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