Make a Pot of Gold Nuggets Craft

I love crafts that are super cheap, with easy supplies. I also love crafts that can be used different ways. This DIY pot of gold nuggets is all of the above! 

 

It's a rainbow craft with a twist! Make this pot of gold nuggets for St. Patrick's Day or any day! You can use the gold nuggets alone, add a rainbow if you want, or leave it as is. It's an easy craft for kids, teens, or even adults.

 

I had a vision in mind for this craft, but once I completed the first step, I was ready to be finished. I wanted to make a pot of gold nuggets with a sort of rainbow sculpture coming out of it. First, I painted the rocks.

 

It's a rainbow craft with a twist! Make this pot of gold nuggets for St. Patrick's Day or any day! You can use the gold nuggets alone, add a rainbow if you want, or leave it as is. It's an easy craft for kids, teens, or even adults. 

I loved them as is, but decided to proceed with my craft. I will definitely be making more for some jewelry crafts! Then, I put them in a pot.

 

It's a rainbow craft with a twist! Make this pot of gold nuggets for St. Patrick's Day or any day! You can use the gold nuggets alone, add a rainbow if you want, or leave it as is. It's an easy craft for kids, teens, or even adults.

 

Again, I thought it looked perfect as is – maybe I’ll display it on my bathroom windowsill? But I continued on. Except, I did not have enough wires to make my original sculpture idea with, as I used up too many colors on this craft. So I went with those tinsel-covered pipe cleaners instead.

 

It's a rainbow craft with a twist! Make this pot of gold nuggets for St. Patrick's Day or any day! You can use the gold nuggets alone, add a rainbow if you want, or leave it as is. It's an easy craft for kids, teens, or even adults.

 

I like how it looks, and will probably play around with it some, using it both ways.

 

I didn’t have much time to make this and allow for dry time, so I only painted one side of the rocks. I had to arrange it so that nothing showed of the original rock. I will probably be going back and painting the other side at some point.

 

It's a rainbow craft with a twist! Make this pot of gold nuggets for St. Patrick's Day or any day! You can use the gold nuggets alone, add a rainbow if you want, or leave it as is. It's an easy craft for kids, teens, or even adults.

 

I also had a problem: it was snowing when I planned this craft. That means I couldn’t go gather rocks for it – bummer! So I pulled out some of my most sentimental rocks, Jerusalem stone that I had collected to make jewelry with. I didn’t want to use it up, so I decided to fill the bottom of my pot with sand and use only a few. This also saved me time spent painting rocks.

 

It's a rainbow craft with a twist! Make this pot of gold nuggets for St. Patrick's Day or any day! You can use the gold nuggets alone, add a rainbow if you want, or leave it as is. It's an easy craft for kids, teens, or even adults.

 

I love the look that the jagged stones gives. They also have a pretty, sandy color to begin with, so I only needed to paint one layer. If you are using darker rocks you make need to add another layer of paint.

 

It's a rainbow craft with a twist! Make this pot of gold nuggets for St. Patrick's Day or any day! You can use the gold nuggets alone, add a rainbow if you want, or leave it as is. It's an easy craft for kids, teens, or even adults.

 

 

Because it’s a super easy, super pretty  craft, it’s perfect even for young kids (who won’t break the pot). But it’s fun for adults too and makes a great party centerpiece. You can try decorating the pots too!

 

What you need to make a pot of gold nuggets: 

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How to make a pot of gold nuggets: 

 

1. Paint your rocks. If you want to be more thorough, paint the entire thing, and add another layer if needed.

It's a rainbow craft with a twist! Make this pot of gold nuggets for St. Patrick's Day or any day! You can use the gold nuggets alone, add a rainbow if you want, or leave it as is. It's an easy craft for kids, teens, or even adults.

 

2. If you are using sand as a filler, you’ll need to plug your hole. Do this by inserting a small round of paper at the bottom of your pot.

It's a rainbow craft with a twist! Make this pot of gold nuggets for St. Patrick's Day or any day! You can use the gold nuggets alone, add a rainbow if you want, or leave it as is. It's an easy craft for kids, teens, or even adults.

 

3. Fill with sand. Gravel, or even unpainted rocks would work too (so you don’t need to paint a pot full of rocks!)It's a rainbow craft with a twist! Make this pot of gold nuggets for St. Patrick's Day or any day! You can use the gold nuggets alone, add a rainbow if you want, or leave it as is. It's an easy craft for kids, teens, or even adults.

 

 4. Arrange your painted rocks so that they cover the sand.

It's a rainbow craft with a twist! Make this pot of gold nuggets for St. Patrick's Day or any day! You can use the gold nuggets alone, add a rainbow if you want, or leave it as is. It's an easy craft for kids, teens, or even adults.

 

5. Arrange your tinsel stems in the order of the rainbow (minus orange as it’s basically nonexistent – go figure!) Twist the bottoms together.

It's a rainbow craft with a twist! Make this pot of gold nuggets for St. Patrick's Day or any day! You can use the gold nuggets alone, add a rainbow if you want, or leave it as is. It's an easy craft for kids, teens, or even adults.

 

6. Wedge it between rocks and/or into the sand. You might need to fix up your rock arrangement (especially if you were stingy with your time like me).

It's a rainbow craft with a twist! Make this pot of gold nuggets for St. Patrick's Day or any day! You can use the gold nuggets alone, add a rainbow if you want, or leave it as is. It's an easy craft for kids, teens, or even adults.

 

That’s it! You’re done, and ready to discover the pot of gold nuggets at the end of the rainbow!

 

It's a rainbow craft with a twist! Make this pot of gold nuggets for St. Patrick's Day or any day! You can use the gold nuggets alone, add a rainbow if you want, or leave it as is. It's an easy craft for kids, teens, or even adults.

 

 

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