Irish folklore says that if you catch a leprechaun, you should feed and care for it while waiting for a double rainbow to appear. Then this little guy will lead you to a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and you will live in riches forever.
No matter what you believe, making a trap for a leprechaun is just plain fun! A Google search for leprechaun traps will offer lots of ideas to spark creativity. My family liked this one, found on the blog buggyandbuddy.com.
If you’re going to set a leprechaun trap, you need some bait. This is a super cute idea for school treats or a party. Fill a treat bag with Lucky Charms and attach a label! The instructions and the label template for this adorbs label is available at momontheside.com.
Ireland in a Jar
“Ummmm…Hello!!!! What is cuter than Ireland in a jar?” Well, besides my kid, this is the second cutest thing I have ever seen! Use your imagination and create a terrarium of greenery, add a pot of gold or a create a St. Patty’s Day scene. If you want to recreate the landscape in the photo or get some tips, visit the blog sadiesseasongoods.com.
If you haven’t noticed already, I am “in it to win it” when it comes to garland. Not just for Christmas anymore, garland is easy to make, display and store for any season. Check out this super cute St. Pat’s garland with instructions from A Wonderful Thought Blog.
Irish Flag Mason Jars
There are so many things you can do with mason jars and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. Make a few Irish flag mason jars if you are having a party to hold flatware, straws, napkins, etc. If you’re not hosting a party, deliver an Irish flag mason jar filled with flowers to a neighbor. Make small ones to fill with gold coins or gold wrapped candy for the kids. For a tutorial, visit masonjarcraftslove.com.