I haven’t done much for St. Patrick’s Day in the past. There were a couple of years during university that it was a pretty big deal – mainly because it was a reason to go out drinking. One year we were actually given green food at the dorm – green mashed potato is pretty fun! But other than that I haven’t really celebrated it. Last year though, there were so many cute St. Patrick’s Day crafts and DIYs around that I decided I would celebrate it this year. I am half Irish after all! We’ll probably have a few friends over on the day and play some games, watch this movie (one of my favourites from my childhood) and eat some yummy treats. None of us drink alcohol so we’ll be indulging in sweet treats instead! I’ll be sharing several St. Patrick’s Day projects in the lead up to the day.
These DIY pots of gold make cute decorations and of course are filled with delicious treats!
GOLDEN TREATS (CHOCOLATE COINS, FERRERO ROCHERS, WHITTAKER’S CHOCOLATE)
- Wipe your terracotta pots clean – I often find they’ll come from the store with a little garden soil on them.
- Paint two-three coats of black paint, letting them dry for about 30 minutes in between.
- Fill with your favourite golden treats!
I wanted to fill my pots with gold chocolate coins but after failing to find them in several supermarkets and The Warehouse I decided to go with some other golden treats – Ferrero Rochers and Whittaker’s Peanut Slabs.
Even the giraffe couldn’t resist the delicious golden treats! Myron thought it’d be funny to interrupt my photo session with this plastic giraffe. Look out for him (the giraffe, not Myron) in an upcoming post.
Do you usually celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?