Are you ready for St. Patrick’s Day treats and crafts? The past few days have been “green” around here. First I shared my Thin Mint Fudge Brownies and today I have some cute green St. Patrick’s Day Boxes that you can fill with chocolate gold for your kids or their teachers.
This month I pulled out all my die cuts from Lifestyle Crafts with the intention of making my kids a cute treat container just for them. Now don’t get me wrong, every recipe I make, they eat. But sometimes that recipe is just a crazy creation that I have come up with, or it is something that we need to take to a get together. I wanted to make them a special treat that would surprise them when they come home from school.
St. Patrick’s day is always so bright and colorful with the green, pots of gold, and rainbows, so I knew that I wanted to incorporate those elements into the boxes.
For these boxes I used the popcorn box die cut. After I folded and taped the box together, I added strips of green polkadot washi tape to the sides. Just last week I had stopped at JoAnn’s and found some cute rubber stamps with rainbows and pots on them. This cute little saying was just what my boxes needed. For the handles I cut three 1″x11″ strips from the leftover green paper. I taped it down on the inside near the bottom of the box.
Filling these St. Patrick’s Day boxes wasn’t very hard. There are only a few candies in gold wrappers. The Dollar Store near us usually has the gold covered chocolate coins, but they were all out. It is actually a good thing because all three of my kids love Rolo candies. They are the perfect gold nuggets for this box. I used some leftover green Easter grass to fill the bottom of the box and then topped each one with about 15 Rolos.
I knew that I wanted some sort of rainbow to attach to the handles. Originally I had thought about using rainbow ribbon, but then I saw these Airhead Rainbow Extremes and knew my kids would love them. I would recommend using a rainbow ribbon if you are going to make these and give them away. These weren’t leaving my house or traveling, so I didn’t attach the candy strips. I just placed the strips right on top of the paper handles.
This week Lifestyle Crafts is having a 40% off sale on all their templates. Plus, if you use the code BRUCREW, you will receive an additional 20% off those low prices.
Now I just need to find a good hiding place, so my kids don’t see their special St. Patty’s Day surprise early!