Let your guests take home the rainbow AND the pot of gold this St. Patrick’s Day!
If you’re having a party for St. Patrick’s Day it can be hard to find the right kind of favour to give to guests. Trust me. I’ve been there. And while I’m not sure it tops last year’s mini shamrock grow kit, I have to say these little “pot of gold” gifts are a close second. First of all, they are insanely easy. As in, this whole project cost $5 and I did it in like 10 minutes. So I guess second would be how CHEAP it is. It’s a two part answer to the question: why should I make these? You’re welcome.
So, give your friends the gift of a rainbow AND a pot of gold this St. Patrick’s Day. They’ll thank you.
First, you need your supplies. Now, if you happen to live near a Party City (this may be a Canadian thing so apologies if you are reading this elsewhere and have no idea what that is) I know for a fact they have little St. Patrick’s Day “pots”. But if you are like me and do NOT, and don’t feel like taking the TTC an hour area for it, and also your boyfriend refuses to go out of his way to hunt up “Irish cauldrons” (I may have blanked on the words) then never fear. You can get these little glass candle holders at the dollar store for the same effect! You’ll also need Skittles (a.k.a. your rainbow), gold spray paint, and our “lucky” printable.
First, spray paint your candle holders. This works best if you live on the 22nd floor of a high-rise and also are not “allowed” to use spray paint because you are “reckless”. In that situation I recommend a box, with a garbage bag, in your vent-less bathtub, photographing your boyfriend do your job for you. Yeah.
Once your pots are dry, add some skittles. That is it. You are done. Now, I have already discussed how much I love these little clear plastic boxes. They are so cheap and yet make everything look TEN TIMES BETTER. However, you could package them any way you want. The best part of these boxes though is that they are actually for cupcakes (ironically something I have not once used them for) so they come with a little insert that holds cupcakes steady. With a bit of cutting they ALSO hold a pot of gold with a rainbow in it. Magical.
Tie with a ribbon and add our “lucky” printable and you have the sweetest (literally!) take away for your guests this St. Patrick’s Day!
Psst: We’re linking up this weekend over here.