St. Patrick’s Day Boxes

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.

St. Patrick's Day Boxes, rainbows, pot of gold

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.

St. Patrick's Day Boxes, rainbow, pot of gold

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.

St. Patrick's Day boxes, pot of gold, rainbows

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.

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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.

St. Patrick's Day boxes, pot of gold, rainbows

Now I just need to find a good hiding place, so my kids don’t see their special St. Patty’s Day surprise early!

 

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  1. Sandi says

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this idea! You know me…I have a secret soft spot for St. Patty’s Day! I just might actually have to copy this idea…well…at least as best as this “crafty” person can do. LOL

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