March 17 is quickly approaching, so we're spending the week celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and our Irish heritage. And while I don’t plan to buy “gifts” for the kids on this particular holiday, I did think that it would be nice for them to wake up to a little surprise on St. Patrick’s Day morning. I’m sure there will be some green milk or some Lucky Charms cereal on the breakfast table, but these Lucky Pots of Gold will also be waiting for them!
Here’s my plan: the boys will leave their empty pots out on the table the evening before St. Patrick’s Day. If they’re “lucky,” a leprechaun will visit during the night and fill their pots with gold (or, in this case, Lindor White Chocolate truffles, which my boys love).
So, while Casey was napping, Gibbs helped me prepare the pots. This project requires very few supplies – always a plus for busy moms!
- A small clay pot (I got mine from Michael’s)
- Paint to decorate your pot. Black or brown spray paint would be easiest since they don’t require any paint brushes, but acrylic paint also works well.
- Gold-wrapped treats to fill your pot (such as individually-wrapped miniature Rolo chocolates or these Lindor truffles)
- Optional: a green ribbon for the outside of your pot
We started with a plain pot,
which I planned to spray with this fancy “Starry Night” black glitter paint:
Unfortunately, I somehow managed to bust the nozzle on the can before I could actually paint my pots. I couldn’t get it to spray – there was just a small stream of paint squirting out everywhere. Not cool. I made a huge mess and ultimately begged Keith to deal with the exploding can!
Then, Gibbs and I moved on to Plan B – some brown acrylic paint that I happened to have stashed away. I just used a foam brush to quickly slap a couple of coats of paint onto our pots. In the end, I love the way they turned out, despite our minor paint detour.
They’re definitely more “rustic” than the glittery black paint would have been, but that’s just fine. It certainly suits our farmhouse décor!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, folks. I hope that the luck of the Irish is with all of us!