I found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! Is what I would say, if I actually had a pot of gold. But, I don’t. So, I’m going for the next best thing – a pot of gold chocolates. And, since St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, it makes absolute sense to make this now. Think of all the ways you could use it. You could make it for a party or leave it on your desk at work or use it as some festive decoration. Basically, I think it’s awesome!
Time taken: 20-30 minutes max
- Round Clay Pot (aka matka)
- Black Clay or white clay
- Black Paint
- Glue gun / glue drops
- Pipe cleaners
- Gold Chocolate coins
- Take 3 equal pieces of clay and mould them to form the legs of the cauldron. You want to make a ball of clay, pinch one side of the clay and move the opposite side upwards (like an elephants trunk).
- Place the clay under the pot and make sure the pot is rested on it.
- If your clay is black, you can skip this step. But, if it’s white than paint the clay black and let it dry.
- Paint a thick layer of black paint over the pot.
- Make 3 equidistant markings on the base of the pot and glue the clay pieces.
Now, your cauldron is ready and it’s time to decorate! For this you have a whole bunch of options. For example, you could use cardboard cutouts of rainbows, ribbons and four leaf clovers or even leave the pot as it is. I decided to work with pipe cleaners. So, I used green pipe cleaners to make a rim around the black pot. And, made a small black bow for the green one.
For the final step, stuff the pot with chocolate! Lots and lots of chocolate!
Things to remember:
- Try to keep the legs of the clay as similar as possible. Otherwise the pot is going to look lopsided.
- If it’s difficult to fill the pot up completely (because that’s a lot of chocolate), you can add padding to the base and add the chocolate on top of it.
What do you think of our St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold Chocolates? Let me know in the comments below! Also, if you do end up making this or something similar, then don’t forget to share it with us. We would love to see it!