I love crafts. Being creative has always been a great outlet for me, and I always feel so accomplished when I finish creating something.
I especially love making things that I can use to decorate my home, and honestly, if I had the time and money, I would decorate for every holiday. I’ve never decorated for St Patricks Day before, and to be honest, this hasn’t been a holiday I care much about. A lot of people use it as an excuse to be drunk all day, and being someone who doesn’t drink very much, I just find it annoying. But I think you can celebrate Irish culture without getting hammered, and being part Irish myself, I decided I would do a little decorating this year!
Today I’m going to walk you through my process of making these adorable decorative St Patricks Day pots.
What You Will Need:
- Clay pots (whatever size you like)
- Green paint
- Gold paint
- Gold glitter (if desired)
- Cardstock paper
- Black ribbon
- Glue gun and glue
Paint your pots green. One coat of paint plus touch-ups should be enough, depending on your paint. But feel free to add a second coat. You don’t need to paint inside the pots, but you can if you want.
Cut the buckles out of cardstock paper. I used old business cards with out-dated information on them because I hate to throw them away! Cut a rectangle to your desired size, and then cut the inside rectangle out.
Paint the buckles’ gold. I recommend using metallic gold paint for this. You will probably need to do a few coats as this paint tends to be thinner. Make sure you paint the back as well, just one coat is fine.
Sprinkle glitter. (Optional) On the front of the buckle, after painting, while the paint is still wet, sprinkle glitter onto the front side of the buckle. This is an optional step. The glitter looks great, but it can get everywhere!
Put ribbon onto the pots. Cut the ribbon long enough to wrap around the pot. Use the glue gun to attach it around the pot.
Glue buckles onto the pot. Figure out where you want to place them. Put a dab of glue onto the bottom centre of the buckle and stick it to the pot, then add a dab of glue to the top centre and poke it against the pot. Only putting glue in the centre allows them to stick out on the sides to look more 3D/realistic.
And You’re Done!
If you made these, please let me know in the comments how it went!