Luck of Irish: How to Make a Leprechaun Hat Craft for St. Patrick’s Day
Are you looking for a St. Patricks day craft to bring a little bit of fun into your home? Maybe you need a nice St. Patrick’s day centerpiece to decorate your table or fireplace mantle for the lucky day.
These clay pot leprechaun hats are really cute, very Irish, and they will look great placed around your home to decorate for St. Patrick’s day.
Clay Pot Crafts
There are so many fun DIYs that can be done with clay pots and this is one of our favorite ones. It’s perfect for so many different uses during the spring. One great thing about clay pot crafts is that they usually can be be made with craft supplies that you find at your local dollar store or probably already have in your craft stash.
Saving money and having fun creating something fun for your home is always a win in my book!
Spring Crafts for Adults
This Saint Patrick’s Day hat craft is appropriate for both adults and older children to make. Younger children could also participate in making this craft as long as an adult or older child helps with the hot glue and parts that they aren’t quite ready for yet.
Made with small clay flower pots, the spring DIY is so cute to display on your kitchen counter or as an adorable table setting for St. Patrick’s Day.
These St Patrick’s Day hats will definitely bring a smile to your family’s faces as you enjoy the March 17th holiday.
You could even make them yourself and then tell your children that a leprechaun must have left them behind. Then send them on a leprechaun hunt to find a pot of gold filled with gold foil wrapped candy!
How to Make a Leprechaun Hat Craft
Here is what you will need to make your own clay pot hats:
- Clay pots – 2.5” in diameter
- Craft paper – Gold Glitter, Lime Green, Olive Green, Kelly Green, and Bright Green
- Acrylic craft paint – Bright Green, Dark Green, and Kelly Green
- Rainbow ribbon 1/2″ wide
- Black ribbon 3/8” wide
- Hot glue gun
- Glue sticks
- Printable leprechaun hat template PDF
Gather all of your materials and remove all packaging and labels. Paint a green coat of paint onto three of the 2.5” clay pots. You can use each of the three different shades of green to have a little variety in the final look.
After the clay pots are completely dry, follow up with a second coat of green paint if necessary.
Once the clay pots are dry, apply black ribbon around the circumference, just above the rim with a glue gun and glue sticks.
Measure a one-inch by one-inch square of gold glitter card stock for each of the three pots and cut them out with scissors. Attach your gold glitter buckle to the front of the hat with the hot glue.
Tie a bow out the rainbow ribbon, and cut a triangular notch from the ends and attach them to the center of the gold glitter buckle with a glue gun and glue sticks.
Download and print the shamrock pattern. Cut out the shamrock shape and use it to trace a lucky shamrock onto the craft paper, then cut out your shamrock shapes with scissors.
Decorate the shamrocks with markers, adding polka dots or a striped pattern or the recipient’s name. Attach the shamrocks to the leprechaun hat at an angle for a touch of mischief with glue to hold it in place.
What are you planning to do with your tiny green Leprechaun top hats? Will you use them as a decoration for your St. Patrick’s day table or make them as a fun give to your child’s teachers? No matter who you make them for, no doubt they’ll think they struck gold.
May the luck of the Irish be with you!