DIY Pot o’ Gold St. Patrick’s Day Craft

St. Patrick’s Day is less than a month away! If you’re looking for a quick, fun, and festive project, I’ve got you covered. This DIY Pot o’ Gold is a sweet treat you can use as decor, then give to your family and friends. How fun would it be to take these to work or school, or to put them around the dinner table, one at each person’s seat? Here’s how to create your own! Check out this short how-to video, or the written instructions below.


You’ll need:

small terracotta pot

black acrylic/multi-surface paint

gold Glitterific paint (or glue and loose gold glitter)


gold wrapped candies


Cricut cutting machine, cutting mat, transfer paper, and holographic green vinyl


alphabet stickers

Step 1: Paint the base of the pot black.

My paint had great coverage, so I only needed one coat. Let it dry before moving on.

Step 2: Apply glitter to the rim of the pot.

I used Glitterific, which has glitter pieces suspended in a clear acrylic base. I like this because the glitter is contained, so there’s no mess! However, if you don’t have Glitterific, you can also get the same effect by painting a layer of glue on the rim of the pot and sprinkling it with loose gold glitter.



Step 3: Optional – Add a message.

If you want to add a phrase or design to your pot, you can use your Cricut machine to cut anything you like. I cut the word “Lucky” from green holographic vinyl and applied it to the pot. If you don’t have a Cricut, you can get a similar effect with alphabet stickers. It would be fun to personalize these by putting the names of your friends and family on them too!

Step 4: Fill with gold wrapped candies!

The final step is to add the sweet treat! When the pot is completely dry, fill it with gold wrapped candies.

If you like, you can wrap it up using plastic wrap and tie it off with some festive green ribbon. This will keep the candies inside the pot and make it easier to take to work or school.

Who in your life would love to receive this little pot o’ gold? If you try this project, I’d love to see your photos; be sure to share them with us in the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group so we can all be inspired. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more Quick Crafts like this one, and be sure to check out the other St. Patrick’s Day projects here on the website. Happy creating!

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