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Leprechaun Loot!

This is the perfect reward for the little leprechaun hunters in your house. Go ahead and put some K-Cup Leprechaun Loot at the end of your rainbow!

St. Patrick's Day is around the corner and I have another K-Cup craft idea for you to make! These little buckets of treasure are the perfect reward for the little leprechaun hunters in your house. Not to mention, they are pretty darn easy to make so, go ahead and put some K-Cup Leprechaun Loot at the end of your rainbow!

This is the perfect reward for the little leprechaun hunters in your house. Go ahead and put some K-Cup Leprechaun Loot at the end of your rainbow!

K-Cup Craft Idea: Leprechaun Loot

You've heard that if you are able to catch a leprechaun on St. Patrick's Day, that you get to keep his pot of gold, haven't you? Well, leprechauns are extremely hard to catch, even with the best leprechaun traps! However, that doesn't mean he won't leave a little of his loot behind!

Making this K-cup craft

Supplies you'll need to make this k-cup craft for St. Patrick's Day.

Supplies:

  • K-Cups (you could also use Dixie Cups)
  • Black Chalkboard Paint
  • Non-Toxic Clear Glue
  • Gold Glitter
  • Green Pipe Cleaners
  • Push Pin
  • Golden Candy and Coins (Rolos, Hershey's Gold etc.)

Assembling this K-Cup Craft:

You'll want to start by painting your cups with the chalkboard paint and allowing them to dry. After that, you will want to set up two bowls, one with glue and one with glitter.

Assembling this k-cup craft idea for St. Patrick's Day.

Next, dip the rim of each cup into the glue and then, press it into the gold glitter. Allow them to dry completely.

Assembling this k-cup craft idea for St. Patrick's Day.
Assembling this k-cup craft idea for St. Patrick's Day.
Assembling this k-cup craft idea for St. Patrick's Day.
Assembling this k-cup craft idea for St. Patrick's Day.

Once they are dry, you can make them even more festive by adding some lucky clover stickers!

Assembling this k-cup craft idea for St. Patrick's Day.

Adding the handle is as easy as poking two holes, one in each side of the k-cup and then, inserting and securing the pipe cleaner.

Assembling this k-cup craft idea for St. Patrick's Day.
Assembling this k-cup craft idea for St. Patrick's Day.
Assembling this k-cup craft idea for St. Patrick's Day.
Assembling this k-cup craft idea for St. Patrick's Day.

All that is left is to fill these adorable little buckets with all of that leprechaun loot! Golden candies and gold coins, in cute little k-cup buckets will be amazing rewards for your little leprechaun hunters!

Golden candies and gold coins, in cute little k-cup buckets will be amazing rewards for your little leprechaun hunters!
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64 Comments

  1. You had me at Rolos!! Seriously, i love your K-Cup projects and this one may be my favorite just yet!! πŸ˜‰

    1. I love Rolos, LOL! Another thing we have in common!

  2. I love these! We usually don’t do a thing on St. Patrick’s Day but Natalie would want to do this.

    1. It’s such a fun, but simple craft/treat!

  3. These are adorable! We are definitely going to try this…even it’s just because I want some Rolos now

    1. I’m not gonna lie, I totally ate some!

  4. This is awesome! I’m doing a link up on Sunday where I have bloggers share their fun ways to save money. Would you add this? It’s so cool and a great craft to make with something you already have on hand.

    1. I stopped by and added it! Great idea for a linky!

  5. What a cute idea. As an Irish girl in Chicago, I LOVE St. Patty’s Day….

    1. Woo-hoo! I still have to make it to Chicago for St. Patty’s sometime!

  6. I always love your K-cup crafts! I’m co-hosting a St. Patrick’s Day link up on my blog currently. You should link this post up!

    1. Thanks Holly! I stopped by and linked up!

  7. These are so cute! Thanks for Linking up to the Home Matters Linky party!

  8. brook devis says:

    This is a very cute idea. I love this kinds of post. DIY are always amazing. i am really gonna try this with my l’il cousins. they will enjoy lot doing it

    1. DIYs can be so much fun!

  9. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That is such a cute idea. The Leprechaun leaves a little something for my boys every year and maybe this year he will leave them these?

    1. He definitely could leave a little bucket of his loot!

  10. What a cute little idea to do with either a class of kids or at home with your own children! I love celebrating individual holidays in their own special way, so maybe we can make these and add some yummy Irish Potato Candies too! Great idea, thanks!

    1. I love doing little things for each holiday too! It makes it fun!

  11. These little Pot o’ Gold buckets are adorable! We always have used K-cups around and it looks like a simple enough craft for my kids to do too. We love Rolo candy!

    1. It is super simple, but fun and cute!

  12. Such a cute idea! I also really like how you are using items you already have around the house to make the little buckets.

    1. Thanks Bev! I have loved coming up with ways of using all of these k-cups!

  13. What a cute pot of gold! We don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s in Manila β€” except by going to the bars, LOL. But some friends with young children are into arts and crafts and will pass this blog post on to them. πŸ™‚

    1. It’s a fun little craft for kids!

  14. How cute and easy are those!? I wish I had little kids or friends with kids that I can do these with lol. Perfect especially with this cold weather, good to keep occupied.

    1. It did work out well to keep them busy!

  15. Working in the childcare industry I am always looking for new and thematic crafts to test. Thank you for sharing an easy and fun craft!

    1. Awesome! I hope you use this idea!

  16. These are so cute Echo!! And I love that you use empty K cups πŸ™‚ We always have plenty of those lol.Thanks for the idea! We’ll have to try it out.

    1. Thanks Amber! I hope you guys try it!

  17. Oh this is so much fun to do with the kids! Love how you upcycle the k cups!

    1. Thanks! That is my goal this year, LOL!

  18. Oh that’s cute! I love that the k cups are small, helps to control candy intake! πŸ˜‰ Great idea!!

    1. Small enough for just a few treats! πŸ˜‰

  19. These are too cute! I may not be a big chocolate fan but caramel is my kryptonite and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Rolos! I hope this helps to bait that Leprechaun Trap and that you guys finally catch one this year! πŸ˜‰

    Much love,

    Lysa xx
    #theultimateparty

    1. Caramel and peanut butter always make me eat chocolate, LOL!

  20. I love how you turn your coffee cups into projects! So clever!

  21. Oh this is brilliant! Wish we had any K Cups, I would love to do this with my kiddos. They’d love it too, so cute!

    1. If you don’t have k-cups, just use little dixie/bathroom sized cups. πŸ™‚

  22. What a fun easy project. I am always looking for something to do with those K-cups! Thanks for the awesome idea to recycle them.

  23. CourtneyLynne says:

    Ahhh too funny!!! I was just on Pinterest pinning st.pattys crafts! Im going to have to add this :):) too cute .):)

  24. Nicola - Multicraftingmummy says:

    Very cute idea. Thanks for linking up to #familyfrugallinky

  25. These are awesome! I girls would have a ball making these babies!!

  26. This is a really nice craft and can be a great gift and giveaway for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s also simple to do the leprehaun cup.

  27. This is such a cute and easy craft for the kids!!! I love the Rolos for the gold treasure.

  28. I am a primary school teacher and this is the sweetest thing to do with my Kindy class πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing !!

  29. This is so cute! I bet any kid would love making this (or even receiving it as a gift on St. Patrick’s Day). Thanks for sharing!

  30. This is awesome. The kids would have a blast making this and I would enjoy eating those rolo’s….lol

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday at Smart Party Planning.

  31. Katarina K says:

    This is so adorable! I would love to participate in St Patricks day, one day I will, hopefully!

  32. Chrissy Mazzocchi says:

    This is such a cute craft to do with the kids, I’ll have to try this one out.

  33. Hi there! Thank you so much for visiting the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party this week. Your post has been shared on the BBPP Pinterest Board for all the world to see. πŸ™‚ Please come back next week to share your new posts. Have a fabulous week!

  34. I’ve been saving these little yogurt cups for some reason. I didn’t know what to do with them, but now I have a craft!! These are great for the kids to do for sure!

    Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Mondays!

  35. How amazingly cute! Thanks so much for taking part in the Parenting Pin it Party.

  36. What a cute idea! Thank you for linking up with Mom’s Library, I’ll be featuring you this week at Castle View Academy.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Emerald Isle!

  37. Haha! Pls do share at the Practical Mondays link up too!

  38. This is such a cute way to resuse those things!!! I’ve been using the leftover coffee to make body scrubs! LOL

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