Pot of Gold Shamrock Bouquet

By Noreen Doll.

Make a festive Pot of Gold Shamrock Bouquet to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Pot of Gold Shamrock Bouquet by Crafty Journal

I used a recycled can, but you could use a flower pot or small glass jar instead.

Pot of Gold Shamrock Bouquet - Crafty Journal

I used Rolos candies for the gold because we have a nut allergy in the family, but you can use any gold wrapped candy.


Recycled Can

9 Inch Square of Black Felt

Green Craft Foam – I used 2 different shades of green.

Green Sparkle Shamrock Stickers

Ribbon – green and gold

Scrap Styrofoam  – a black styrofoam tray that vegetables came in.


How to Make a Pot of Gold Shamrock Bouquet.

1. Use a clean empty can. Draw around the bottom of the can on the styrofoam.

Pot of Gold Shamrock Bouquet - Crafty Journal
Cut out the circles. I made 3 because they were so thin. Or cut a chunk of recycled styrofoam to fit.

2. Put the styrofoam circles in the can.

Pot of Gold Shamrock Bouquet - Crafty Journal
3. Put 3 or more strips of double sided tape around the outside of the can – one near the top, one in the middle, and one near the bottom.

4. Set the can in the center of the felt and bring the felt up around the sides of the can.

Press the felt into the tape.

5. Tie a gold ribbon around the felt and the can.

Pot of Gold Shamrock Bouquet - Crafty Journal

Tuck the top edge of the felt into the can.

Make the Shamrock Flowers.

1. Cut the skewers into 2 or 3 pieces, making them different lengths so they will be varying heights in the can.

2. Make a shamrock pattern, or use a shamrock you already have for a pattern.

Trace the pattern onto the craft foam, making 3 to 5 shamrocks in 2 or more shades of green.

Pot of Gold Shamrock Bouquet - Crafty Journal

Cut them out.

3. Put double sided tape on the bottom of a Rolo and press it firmly in the center of one of the shamrocks.

Pot of Gold Shamrock Bouquet - Crafty Journal

4. On the back of the shamrock, place the end of a skewer piece.

Use duct tape to attach the skewer to the craft foam shamrock.

Pot of Gold Shamrock Bouquet - Crafty Journal

5. If you are using shamrock stickers, remove the backing from two of the stickers and stick them back to back, sandwiching the end of a skewer between them.

Pot of Gold Shamrock Bouquet - Crafty Journal

Use buttons or smaller shamrocks to decorate some of the shamrock flowers.

6. Tie bows on one or more of the skewers, just below the shamrock flower.

7. Arrange the shamrock flowers in the can, pressing them down into the styrofoam.

8. Add Rolos around the base of the skewers in the can until it’s full.

Pot of Gold Shamrock Bouquet - Crafty Journal


Instead of wrapping the can with felt, it could be painted black… or gold.

Or wrap the can in black paper.

Hot glue can be used to secure the felt to the can instead of double sided tape.

I used a button in the center of one of the shamrocks to give it a different look.

Here’s a link to an easy way to make a shamrock pattern, in case you want to make your own.

Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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  1. Well this is a cute idea! Love that you used that Styrofoam, never thought of that, I always use floral foam… brilliant and recycled!
    Stopping by from Inspire me Monday…

  2. Cute project. I like the glitter shamrocks – the buttons or rolos for a center is a great idea.

  3. Thanks for sharing. What a cute idea for St. Patricks day

  4. Super cute project! Tthanks for sharing.
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love

  5. I am hosting our neighborhood Bunco on March 11th and doing a St. Patrick’s day theme, this will look so cute as a center piece on each of the tables and will double as a fun prize for each of the girls to take home!

  6. love these and how you used the rolos in the middle! Checking these out from the lovely ladies link party!

  7. This is such a cute and easy idea!! Found you on #whimsywednesdays :)

  8. What a cute idea! Looks like a fun craft! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  9. I love that you used recycled styrofoam. Very resourceful and cute craft.

  10. This is so cute! And I love Rollos for St. Patrick’s Day. Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next time.

  11. What a cute idea! Thanks for a great tutorial, I’m going to use it. Especially the fun little hat!

  12. Super cute! Thanks for sharing on Artsy Play Wednesday. I’m also pinning this post (in addition to your adorable button covers) to my St. Patrick’s Day board!

  13. Love this idea!! Thanks so much for sharing at DIY Sunday Showcase this week!! I’m pinning it to our talent board, and may just have to attempt it this year with my kids! Have a great week!!

  14. Oh first time I saw this post, I did not see the rainbow tape – that is so perfect! You have everything covered here for St. Paddy’s day and you can munch on the gold! totally awesome :)

  15. Jann Olson says:

    A little pot of gold is always nice. Especially one as sweet as this! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  16. adorable and so fun! I want more of the candy in mine though lol! Thanks for linking to Snickerdoodle, hope you will link this as well to our Craft Challenge Upcycle party.

  17. This is cute Noreen. Gosh, you know Easter is only around the corner once we start seeing St Patrick’s Day recipes and crafts. I better get moving I think! Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. I’m featuring this one at tomorrow’s party.

    Anne xx

  18. What a super cute idea for St. patty’s day!! Thanks for Sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday – Link Party. Hope you come back again tomorrow to share some more stuff!! Pinned!!

  19. Super cute and creative! Thanks so much for linking up at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again tomorrow! (The door opens at midnight EST – feel free to bring a friend!)

  20. This is so cute! I love the way you incorporated the rolos into the pot of gold!

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