St Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold craft from the Dollar store

My youngest loves to do crafts and be creative. But I find crafts to be quite pricey. I am not set up with a craft room and I do not claim to be “crafty”, but I do enjoy playing around and getting creative. So I headed to the dollar store to pick up some items to make a Pot of Gold for St Patrick’s day. Little One is always wanting to play with my jewelry boxes so this would be a trinket box for her. Total cost of this project was $3 and we had a lot of fun making it. 

St Patrick's day craft

This was easy for my 5 year old to do with a little assistance from me. I cut the felt to fit the wooden box. She glued it on. We then glue don the green buttons (various sizes and shapes) to the lid. As well I cut some green hearts from the scraps fr her to glue on. 

st patrick's day craft 2


Because there was so much glue I placed a pencil in the box while it dried. I was worried it would glue shut. It dried pretty fast!

st patrick's day craft 3


I then cut a gold (yellow) piece of felt and we glued in in the inside. This gave the illusion our pot was full of gold 🙂 Little one found some costume jewelry and placed it inside.

pot of gold


The end result is a fun, easy to assemble trinket box for Little one’s things. She loves it! I think it is perfect for St Patrick’s Day! 


  1. This is cute. The Little one did a great job. The dollars shop is great for all occasions.

  2. awe what a cute little craft to do with your little one, I love the dollar store for stuff like that, you can find alot of stuff in there

  3. Such a fun craft! My boys would love to make this but probably store their cars in it 🙂

  4. How cute! I'll have to do this with my daughter…she loves her jewels! 🙂
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  5. I've seen those little trinket boxes at the dollar store. There are so many craft ideas for them. I never thought of buttons. Cute.
    (Debbie W)

  6. kim@everyday-crafts says

    This is such a fun project that will have lasting memories.

  7. That is really cute! I love that you put yellow felt on the inside. Thank you for sharing on Artsy Play Wednesday.
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  8. Dee @ A Lapin Life says

    Such a cute project!

  9. Hello from Fabulously Frugal Thursday! My 4yo loves crafts like this, where she "makes" something.
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