How to Make a Pot O' Gold for St Patrick's Day

Make a pot of gold with carrying handles for St Patty's decorations or a coin hunt with your little leprechaun

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How to Make a Pot O' Gold for St Patrick's Day
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Download template here http://tinyurl.com/a74r4c7 and print on white paper to desired size. This is 8" wide. Cut out pattern and use pencil to trace twice onto black card stock. Cut out.

Download template here tinyurl.com/a74r4c7 and print on white paper to desired size. This is 8" wide. Cut out pattern and use pencil to trace twice onto black card stock. Cut out.

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Cut strip of poster board 2.25" wide to fit inside pot. Cut 10-12 thin strips of board and fold in half as tabs. Tape on one side of strip, then to one side pot as you curve it to fit. Leave top open.

Cut strip of poster board 2.25" wide to fit inside pot. Cut 10-12 thin strips of board and fold in half as tabs. Tape on one side of strip, then to one side pot as you curve it to fit. Leave top open.

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Hold second side of pot to strip and tape in other tabs to that side.

Hold second side of pot to strip and tape in other tabs to that side.

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Finished body of pot

Finished body of pot

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To complete black outer shell, cut 2 strips of black card stock 2.25" wide, add several pieces of double sided tape to one side. Starting at center of white base press up side and fold over into pot.

To complete black outer shell, cut 2 strips of black card stock 2.25" wide, add several pieces of double sided tape to one side. Starting at center of white base press up side and fold over into pot.

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Cut necklace in half. Punch two holes on each side of pot. You may need to cut a slit slightly in from each hole with scissors. Press end bead into hole for each hole.

Cut necklace in half. Punch two holes on each side of pot. You may need to cut a slit slightly in from each hole with scissors. Press end bead into hole for each hole.

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Finished pot

Finished pot

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Add some fluff to the bottom. I used 2 air pillows from a shipping box, or you could use tissue paper or packing peanuts.

Add some fluff to the bottom. I used 2 air pillows from a shipping box, or you could use tissue paper or packing peanuts.

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Add plastic coins or hide them for a coin hunt

Add plastic coins or hide them for a coin hunt

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Done! Just add leprechaun :)

Done! Just add leprechaun :)

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