Monday, March 15, 2010

My Pot of Gold


How would you like to find your very own Pot of Gold?  Well, here you go!  

I made this little template last year for St. Patrick's Day and filled it with gold coins. This is such a cute little holder and you could easily make it into a Halloween cauldron too.  Hope you like it!

I'm also including my template(below) in case you'd like to make some too!

Here's how I made it: I traced my pattern on black cardstock and scored the rim. Using a sponge I swiped White Craft Ink from the outsides toward the middle of the pot, to give it a bit of dimension. I punched out a gold piece with the Word Window Punch and shaped it with my fingers to look like a handle and attached it with brads using my Cropadile.

Once this was done I put a little white craft glue along each side edge and put it down on my craft table with a book over top of each side to hold it together while it dried...very technical! LOL!  (The white glue is stronger than sticky strip and when you add the gold coins it needs to be a strong hold)

While it was drying I cut a small rectangle of white and green cardstock and ran it through my crimper. I cut the crimped pieces into small strips. When the pot was dry I added the strips and 3 gold coins into it. For the flower, I used a Martha Stewart punch, but you can easily use the flower in the SU set 'For All You Do' which I now have {g} it looks like a four leaf clover to me!

Supplies I used:
Cardstock: Black, Whisper White, Glorious Green, and Gold
Ink: Whisper White Craft
Accessories: Crimper, Word Window Punch, Cropadile, Gold Brads, Martha Stewart Flower Punch, Green Rhinestone

Here's the Template

Enjoy!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Thank you for the pattern and adorable card sample Judy. My Mother is full blooded Irish and she will love this along with my aunt that is still with us. I make them a card ever year and this one will be perfect.
    Angel hugs

  2. Judy
    Thank you for sharing and for putting your name on the template, it will make it easier to credit you next year.