How to Make a Good Luck Charm

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Make your own luck by creating this quick and simple charm for St. Patrick's Day. You won't need to kiss any Blarney stones or search for leprechauns when you wear this miniature pot of gold under a rainbow. It can be made in about half an hour and is so cute you may find yourself making one to keep and a few to give as gifts.

Create a wearable pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Create a wearable pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. (Image: Megan Andersen)

Materials Needed

  • Miniature terra-cotta pots, 1 1/2 inch tall
  • Gold acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • 3/4-inch rainbow ribbon
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Green craft moss
  • Golden disc beads (11 to 13 mm work well)
  • Pin backs
Gather the materials needed to make this good luck charm.
Gather the materials needed to make this good luck charm. (Image: Megan Andersen)

Paint the Pot of Gold

Begin by painting your miniature terra-cotta pot with the gold acrylic paint. Paint the entire outer surface and upper inner lip. Let the paint dry completely. If there is any uneven paint, paint a second coat once the first one dries.

Paint the terra-cotta mini pot.
Paint the terra-cotta mini pot. (Image: Megan Andersen)

Cut the Rainbow Ribbon

While the gold paint dries, cut a length of rainbow ribbon between 2 and 3 inches long.

Cut the rainbow ribbon.
Cut the rainbow ribbon. (Image: Megan Andersen)

Create a Rainbow Arch

Plug in your hot glue gun. When it is ready, squirt two beads of hot glue on opposite sides of the inside rim of the pot. Press your rainbow ribbon into the hot glue so that it creates an arch above the pot. Allow glue to dry.

Glue the ribbon to the inside of the pot.
Glue the ribbon to the inside of the pot. (Image: Megan Andersen)

Make a Mossy Bed

Add another good squirt of hot glue inside the mini pot and secure a bit of craft moss inside the pot.

Glue moss inside the pot.
Glue moss inside the pot. (Image: Megan Andersen)

Add Gold "Coins"

Cut the golden disc beads off of their strand, and use small beads of hot glue to secure them into the center of the moss.

Glue golden coins into the moss.
Glue golden coins into the moss. (Image: Megan Andersen)

Make the Good Luck Charm Wearable

Apply a thin strip of hot glue to the back, outer lip of the pot and press the pin back into it. Let the glue dry, and your little pot of gold will be ready to wear.

Add a pin-back.
Add a pin-back. (Image: Megan Andersen)

Share a Little Luck

This miniature good luck charm is quick to make and so cute to wear. It will ward off any pinches and will surely result in lots of compliments on St. Patrick's Day.

Such a quick and fun project, you'll want to make one to keep and one to give.
Such a quick and fun project, you'll want to make one to keep and one to give. (Image: Megan Andersen)

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