Happy March! It finally feels like Winter is behind us, and I am in the mood for alllll of the Spring holiday crafts. I’ve never done much crafting or decorating for St. Patrick’s Day, but this year I’ve already done TWO! Earlier in the week, I made a popsicle stick shamrock craft, and a few days later I went Facebook live to make this pot of gold mixed media craft. I just love how it turned out, so I want to share all of the details. I love the colors, and textures, and… you get what I’m saying, I think the whole craft turned out adorable. I can just see this being one for the kids and grandkids to have a ball with, too. Let me share it with y’all!
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I started off grabbing a plain board I had laying around at the shop. Any size will work, the one I had was around 14×14.
I used Mod Podge to attach a piece of vintage newspaper to my board. Y’all know I can hardly do a craft without my Mod Podge. I love the versatility of newspaper, so anytime you have extra– save it! It works perfectly as a neutral background for so many crafts— especially against these beautiful bright colors. The excess newspaper will sand right off. I like to use this mini sander, it’s super easy to use!
Choose whatever colors and fabrics you like for your rainbow. I went with more classic colors and then mixed up the textures. Old quilt pieces, crochet bits, rick-rack, you name it! After that, get to cutting. Your pieces of fabric do not need to be perfect at all. It’ll work out just right once you start to assemble the rainbow.
I traced the outline of my pot on some black fabric and cut it out, too. It’s not perfect, but I knew my embellishments would cover up any of the parts I didn’t love.
Once you have your pot and your rainbow arranged how you like it, it’s time for my favorite part, the GOLD! There are a million ways you could arrange your rainbow and your pot of gold, so use your imagination. If you caught the live, you know it took me a couple of tries to get the rainbow exactly how I liked it, haha!
I used one of my most favorite products ever, Rub’n Buff, to paint the buttons I had around to look like gold. It was so quick and easy. If you don’t love Rub’n Buff, you will after just one time. Try it out here! While the buttons were still wet, I added added gold flecks for extra sparkle; then, attached my buttons in and around the pot.
To create some distinction between each color in the rainbow, I used hot glue and Diamond Dust. I love how Diamond Dust can add something special to every project I use it on, it feels like magic!
A few finishing embellishments to the pot of gold….and that’s it, y’all! I had so much fun making this St. Patrick’s Day project, and any chance I get to use mixed media, it’s right up my alley. I would love to see what St. Patrick’s Day crafts you come up with. Share your creations with me, and show this rainbow and pot of gold to a friend who would love it, too. Who knows? It might bring both of us good luck! 🌈