Mason Jar Leprechaun a St. Patrick’s Day DIY

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Good Morning lovelies!  One of my best friends has a St. Patrick’s Day birthday (and he’s Irish to boot!), so I am always looking for unique treats to make his day extra special!  Candy Coated Peanut Butter Candies are one of his favorites and create the perfect backdrop for this magically delicious Mason Jar Leprechaun!

Mason Jar Leprechaun a St. Patrick's Day DIY Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #masonjarcrafts #leprechaun #stpatricksday #kidscrafts

Leprechaun Mason Jar a St. Patrick’s Day Craft

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Here’s what you need to make a DIY Leprechaun:

Here’s how to create a Mason Jar Leprechaun:


Gather all supplies.

Materials needed for Leprechaun Mason Jar Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #masonjarcrafts #leprechaun #stpatricksday #kidscrafts

Separate the orange candies from the brown and yellow ones.  If peanut butter isn’t your thing, use another orange-colored candy or fill with a fun craft supply such as pom poms or beads.

Orange Candy-Coated Peanut Butter Candies are the secret Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #masonjarcrafts #leprechaun #stpatricksday #kidscrafts



Place recycled cardboard TP tube in the center of the mason jar and fill with crumpled paper towels.

Fill a Mason Jar with Candy Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #masonjarcrafts #leprechaun #stpatricksday #kidscrafts


While holding onto the cardboard tube, carefully pour orange candies into the mason jar.  Gently shake the jar to allow the candies to settle.  Place the candies at the neck of the jar individually with your fingers to cover the top of the cardboard tube.

Hand place the candies at the top Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #masonjarcrafts #leprechaun #stpatricksday #kidscrafts


Download, print and cut out the MASON JAR LEPRECHAUN PATTERNS   Using the MONOTWIN Permanent Marker, trace the face pattern onto cream felt, the mustache pattern onto orange felt, the buckle pattern onto gold glitter paper and then cut out with scissors.  TIP: Cut on the inside of the traced lines for a cleaned finished project.

Create the Leprechaun features to the Mason Jar Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #masonjarcrafts #leprechaun #stpatricksday #kidscrafts

Using glue gun and glue sticks, attach face, mustache, wiggle eyes and the pom pom nose referring to photo for placement.

Mason Jar Leprechaun a St. Patrick's Day DIY Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #masonjarcrafts #leprechaun #stpatricksday #kidscrafts



Remove the elastic cord from the plastic Leprechaun hat.  Trace shamrock onto the neon green felt, cut out with scissors and attach Kelly green button to center.  Glue green gingham ribbon around the base of the hat and gold glitter buckle to the front center, securing with the glue gun and glue sticks.

Decorate the Dollar Tree Hat Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #masonjarcrafts #leprechaun #stpatricksday #kidscrafts

To finish, adhere shamrock to the hat.  Screw lid onto jar and place hat tightly over the lid.

Finish with a bright green Shamrock Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #masonjarcrafts #leprechaun #stpatricksday #kidscrafts

Created with items from my stash and a few additions from the Dollar Tree this Mason Jar Leprechaun craft came together in just about 30 minutes with help from the kiddos!  This family activity teaches color, sorting, cutting and counting skills as well as being tons of FUN!

Mason Jar Leprechaun with a secret candy surprise Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #masonjarcrafts #leprechaun #stpatricksday #kidscrafts

If using as a gift, be creative and fill the tube with cash or a gift card!  Pennies would be a cheeky filler OR use the yellow and brown candy-coated peanut butter candies if you didn’t eat them all! Click through and check out my project for The Easiest Kawaii Inspired Shamrocks with Kunin Felt.

The easiest Kawaii inspired Shamrocks with Kunin Felt Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #shamrocks #kidscrafts #kawaii #feltcrafts

Thanks for stopping by!

6 thoughts on “Mason Jar Leprechaun a St. Patrick’s Day DIY

  • February 29, 2020 at 12:49 am

    Super cute! I’ll pin this one at the Pinterest party this weekend. Here via Artsy Fartsy. 🙂

    • March 3, 2020 at 1:00 am

      THANKS, Allyson!!

    • March 4, 2020 at 9:58 pm

      THANKS, Laura – It is a super quick and easy craft project!

    • March 6, 2020 at 3:42 pm

      Thank you, Amy!!


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