Find a penny pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck. Give yourself lots of good luck with these Lucky Penny Crafts for St. Patrick’s Day
From my Pot of Gold to a Lucky wreath, this year my St. Patrick’s Day decorations all have a lucky penny theme.
It all started with our change (mostly penny) jars that we turned into pots of gold. All year long we keep a mason jar on a shelf and toss our change into. For St Patrick’s Day I just pulled out everything but the pennies to create out Pot of Gold. I realize that pennies are copper and not gold, but with the addition of the gold tape around the top of the mason jar and the gold handle the pennies get a bit of a golden glow. You can create the handle using a pipe cleaner wrapped in metallic gold tape. I also used a chalkboard sticker for my Pot of Gold label.
The base for my wreath is this finger knit wreath. (I’ve used it over and over changing out the decorations for the season). The Lucky banner is cut out of poster board and attached to some twine. Then I tied the banner onto my wreath. The final detail was the lucky penny at the end.
I used the same gold tape for the shamrock on my lucky wreath. I laid several strips of tape on a piece of paper and then cut out the clover shape (you could also use a clover punch if you have one). Then I attached a shiny penny to the gold shamrock. That makes it double lucky, right? I’m going to claim that it will bring good luck to everyone who knocks on my door. That should ensure plenty of guests!
The kids helped me sort through the multitude of pennies from our change jar to find the different colors we needed for our lucky penny rainbow. Once it was assembled I took a picture of it to turn it into a lucky penny rainbow printable. Which is what I was looking for, rather than decorating with the actual pennies. (Though the pennies attached to a canvas would be a really cute decoration as well!) If you would like to print your own penny rainbow you can find it here.
Have a happy and lucky St. Patrick’s Day!