If you like these St. Patrick’s Day Mason Jar Gifts then you may also like these Christmas Mason Jar Gift Ideas.
We like to say in our house that we are a “Wee bit Irish”. We have Irish ancestry on both mine and my husband’s side of the family. My girls also spent years perfecting their jigs and reels in Irish Dance Class.
Although gone are the days of dancing our way through the St. Patricks Day Parade, we still love to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in our house. Going with my “use all of my mason jars” idea from earlier last year, I decided to make some cute “Pot of Gold” Mason jar gifts. These would be fun to give away to friends and family that are also “a wee bit Irish”!
I’ve included FREE printables for you to make your jars. I’ve also made two different types of Mason Jar Gifts. One large one and a smaller one, since I know those gold coins are not super cheap. (Ironic isn’t it? Money candy is expensive)
How to Make St. Patrick’s Day Mason Jars:
For the large jar, you’ll need 3 bags of gold candy, a mason jar, some black paint, gold twine, and a tag, follow the directions below.
Step One: Download the Printable Tags
Download the tags for the jars according to the directions below. Save them to your computer and print them out on white cardstock. After you’ve printed them, cut them out and set aside.
How to Get the Printables. You can download a copy of the printable featured in this post in our Printable Library. Access to the library is for our Newsletter subscribers and subscriptions are free. Please follow the instructions (CLICK HERE) to download the printable. PLEASE READ the instructions on that page. Note: Printables in the library may not be sold or used for any commercial purpose.
Step Two: Paint the Jar
Tape off the bottom of the jar to make your “Pot” then paint it black with acrylic paint. Remember if you want to set your acrylic paint permanently, bake the mason jar at 350 for about 15 minutes. Otherwise, the paint will just peel off.
Step Three: Fill with Gold Coins
Fill the cooled Mason Jar with gold coins, and tie the tag on with a bit o’ twine.
How to Make the Rainbow Mason Jar:
To make the smaller mason jar, print off the rainbow printable also found in the link above.
Cut out the Rainbow Front & Back Pieces and Glue Together
I’ve included 2 sizes of rainbows depending on your project. On the printable you’ll find a front and a back. Cut each one out and glue them together, so that your rainbow is double-sided.
Attach Rainbow to the Jar:
To attach the rainbow to the jar simply put a bit of hot glue on the rim of the mason jar lid and glue the rainbow down so it’s standing up.
Voila! A Pot of Gold at the end of a Rainbow!
You can visit my templates page to download these and MANY more free printables! You’ll find two options, one for printing the tags on Avery Labels (my favorite) and one for printing the labels on plain cardstock. You can also find the link to download the rainbows on the template page.
Now, go forth and craft!! And may the Luck of the Irish be with you!