Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Hybrid Pot O' Gold

Happy Friday to you! Nice to see you again!

Today I am going to show you how to make your own Hybrid pot of gold. Wouldn't this be cute waiting on the table when your kids get up St. Patrick's Day morning?

You could fill it with gold coins, Hershey nuggets, Rolo's candy or anything else that your heart desires!

I was inspired to make this pot o' gold after seeing Amy Stoffel's new kit at ScrapMatters called Lucky Charm:

Aren't the colors so vibrant?

Next I went on a hunt through the SM store for a template. I knew it needed to be something that I could put gold coins in but it also needed to be a template that I could turn into my pot so I looked for a template with a rounded bottom panel.

And here's what I used - Krisi's Kreations' Egg Baskets template:

What? You don't see how I turned the egg shape into a pot for my gold?

After printing the basket template out onto paper using my printer's draft option (so as not to hog up my ink), I traced the egg basket template onto black cardstock.

After cutting out all the black cardstock, I cut the egg shape side panels down into a pot shape.

Then I measured across the top of my pot and went back to my Photoshop and resized the rainbow elements to "fit" as handles - when I cut the rainbows out, I left a tab of plain paper under each end of the rainbow so that I could attach it to the inside of the pot using double sided tape.

To form my shamrock, I printed out a 4 x 4 inch square of the green paper from the kit and punched out 3 small hearts. Join all the hearts together using a glue dot, cut a small strip of green paper for the stem and add a button to the center.

I used my scallop circle Nestibilities to cut out the felt - the flair is printed from the kit and attached using 3D foam squares. I used a teeny punch to add the holes to the felt piece. This is attached to the pot using 3D foam squares also.

Last thing I did was use some silver ink around the edges and on the top rim of the pot - this gave it a little more definition.

And that's how the egg basket template ended up as a pot o' gold!

That's it for me today! See you again soon with some cards and other projects!

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