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 gold for your kids or their teachers.
This month I pulled out all my die cuts with the intention of making our 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 these green boxes.
Let’s make some St. Patrick’s Day boxes:
For these boxes I used a 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. (This rubber stamp would also be cute on them.)
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.
Time to fill your St. Patrick’s Day boxes:
Filling these St. Patrick’s Day boxes wasn’t very hard because 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 rainbow candies and knew my kids would love them.
If you are going to make and give these away, I would recommend using a rainbow ribbon instead of the candies. 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.
More fun St. Patrick’s day crafts and treats:
- These Rainbow Vanilla Cheesecake Bars have swirls of colors in every square. So bright and fun to make and eat.
- How fun is this Rainbow Felt Magnet from Crafts by Amanda? These would be great for hanging kid’s artwork on the fridge.
- I want to make this Paper Shamrock Chain from Bless this Mess on my kitchen shelves.
- A batch of these Frosted Rainbow Chip Brownies makes a fun lunch box treat.
- This cute Potted Rainbow from Mom on Time Out would make great teacher gifts.
Now I just need to find a good hiding place, so my kids don’t see their special surprise early!
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