Today I am showing a little Pot 'o Gold I already gave to my little leprechaun to get him geared up early for St. Patrick's Day. This was super easy to make, and he absolutely loved tearing into it (he carries around his little basket and coins with him everywhere- so cute). These would be fabulous party favors or small gifts for your St. Patrick loving friends!
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You might have noticed my lack of love for Valentine's Day... I just can't help it, I am not a huge Valentines person. The one fun holiday that gets me excited in early spring.... well that is St. Patricks Day, hands down!
Coming from a proud Irish family, and marrying into the last name O'Dell, I have absolutely no problem showing my pride for everything green! My birthday is actually the day after St. Pats, so I get in a good two full days of fun festivities every year.
In the past, I'd usually go skiing or out on the town with friends (or both), but this year, I am all about making fun treats and decorations so little man can enjoy everything Irish. (Plus, I can barely walk without waddling, let alone ski at this point in my pregnancy...).
To make your own little pots 'o gold, you'll need:
-small wicker basket (with or without handle)
-1 sheet green tissue paper (optional)
-wilton treat bags (optional- pretzel sized)
-candy melts or white chocolate and green food coloring
-yellow nonperils or turtle mix (can be found with nonperils)
-small plastic coins, gold wrapped chocolate coins
First, I melted my green candy melts, and dipped the pretzel rods in them. Before the candy had set, I sprinkled turtle crunch mix all over the rods to give them a fun, festive look. I then placed them on a baking sheet covered with wax paper and set them in the fridge to cool.
Once the rods were cool, I dropped them into treat bags- which is totally optional.
Next, I arranged the rods into the basket along the backside. I then placed a wad of green tissue paper in front of the rods to keep them in place and build up the bottom of the basket so I wouldn't have to use many coins to fill the basket. If you have chocolate coins, go ahead and skip the tissue paper, and mix them with the plastic coins for a pot full of yummy and fun treats!
Once full, I decorated with some fun felt stickers I found at Jo-Ann's. They have a ton of fun little St. Patricks Day craft ideas! I could have gone crazy!
What is your favorite easy treat for St. Patricks Day?
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