Give a pot of gold made with glittery shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day. These jars are really quick to make and the perfect way to celebrate with friends and family. You don’t have to be a leprechaun to enjoy these pots of gold!
Fill them with your favorite gold or rainbow candies, or add a tealight inside and watch your shamrocks glow!
Here’s What You Need:
- Glass Jar (You can use a Mason jar, but I used a pickle jar because they’re smooth and free)
- Krylon Glitter Blast Paint in Lucky Green
- Shamrock Punch (Or use shamrock stickers and skip the first few steps)
- Wide Making Tape
- Wax Paper or Parchment Paper
- Optional: Gold Spray Paint, Acrylic Sealer Spray
How to Make It:
Thoroughly wash and dry your jar to remove any dirt or oils. Lightly place your masking tape on a strip of parchment or wax paper so that it is held in place, but easily removed. This will help add some structure to your tape so it’s easier to punch.
Gently ease your punch over the tape and paper and punch. Continue until you have around 12 shamrocks. Be very careful to not get any of the tape stuck inside the mechanics of the punch. Punch through the wax paper by itself when you’re done to help lubricate it afterward.
Once you’ve created your shamrocks, gently remove the masking tape from the paper and you’ll have little shamrock stickers. Place them on the jar however you like. Press each down firmly and smooth it over.
Place some plastic wrap or paper over the opening and tape off the threads of the jar. If you don’t, every time you open it, a little glitter will slide off the threads.
Head outside and spray the jar with many light layers of your Glitter Blast Spray. I used 2 layers and it’s still a little translucent, but you can use as many as you like. Let dry for a couple of hours to make sure everything is completely dry. If you want to make sure you lose as little glitter as possible, spray it with a layer of acrylic sealer spray and let dry for about an hour.
I also sprayed my lid with a coat of gold paint to hide all of the text on the lid.
Once your jar is completely dry, use your toothpick to gently push the masking tape aside and peel it away from the jar. Do this with each shamrock. Remove any excess adhesive with a damp paper towel and you’re ready to go.
Fill up your jar to give away, or use it to decorate!