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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

How to Make a FUN Mason Jar Leprechaun

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

Here's how to create a Leprechaun from a Mason Jar:

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STEP ONE

To begin the Mason Jar Leprechaun craft, gather all supplies. I grabbed the candy, mason jar, and mini hats from my local Dollar Tree.

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

STEP TWO

Place the recycled cardboard TP tube in the center of the mason jar and fill with crumpled paper towels. I did this to take up some space, but you can certainly fill up the entire jar with candy!

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

STEP THREE

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

STEP FOUR

Download, print and cut out the MASON JAR LEPRECHAUN PATTERNS below ⇓   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 a glue gun and glue sticks, attach the cream felt face, orange felt mustache, two large wiggle eyes, and the gold glitter pom pom nose referring to the photo for placement.

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

STEP FIVE

Remove the elastic cord and small staples from the plastic Leprechaun hat.  Trace the shamrock pattern onto the neon green felt, cut out with scissors and attach Kelly green button to the center.  Glue green gingham ribbon around the base of the hat and the 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 the Mason Jar Leprechaun, adhere the felt shamrock to the hat.  Screw lid onto jar and place hat tightly over the lid, centering the gold glitter buckle in the front.

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

Quick and Easy Mason Jar Leprechaun

Created with items from my stash and a few additions from the Dollar Tree my 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 the Mason Jar Leprechaun 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! Colorful How to Create a Kawaii Rainbow from Craft Sticks is fun to make with the kiddos. Click through and check out my project for The Easiest Kawaii Inspired Shamrocks with Kunin Felt. Quick and easy party favors would be my Dollar Tree Rainbow Pots of Gold filled with chocolate coins!

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Too busy to make this Dollar Tree Mason Jar Leprechaun right now? Pin it for later!  I’d love for you to pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

Thanks for stopping by!


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

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

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    • THANKS, Allyson!!

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  • This is the cutest. Just pinned it. I think I might make one!!!

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

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    • Thank you, Amy!!

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  • This is so cute! Featuring when my link party opens up tonight. Love it!

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    • Thank you for the feature, Carol!!

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  • This is just the cutest Beth.
    Thank you for sharing this fun DIY project at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring it at tonight’s party and pinning too.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

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    • YAY!! Thanks for the feature, Kerryanne!

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  • Love it!

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    • Thanks a bunch, Peg!!

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  • Now that’s a candy jar! How incredibly adorable is this!

    I’ve featured this cutie in this weekend’s DIY Salvaged Junk Projects party. Thanks for linking up!

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    • Thanks a BUNCH, Donna!

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  • He is so cute! I love mason jar crafts!!!

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    • Thanks a bunch, Elise!!

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  • Oh my goodness, this is the cutest leprechaun jar!!!!!!

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    • Thank you Blanca!!

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  • Dollar Tree has some plastic jar that I’m going to get so my Special Needs class can do this. Thanks for the creative ideas!

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    • OOOOH, that’s a great idea, Maureen!

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  • I love the glittery hat. Such a clever idea to use carboard tube, love it.

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    • Thanks a bunch, Chandhini! Leave it out if you want MORE candy! 🙂

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  • I’m coming over from, Follow The Yellow Brick Home Link up party….this is the cutest thing, what a cute idea, thanks for sharing it!

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    • Thanks a BUNCH, Christie! Super easy to make as well!

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    • THANKS, Sew Crafty Crochet! The hats are a Dollar Tree find!

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  • So very cute Beth. I am happy to feature your darling leprechaun jar at Love Your Creativity.

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    • THANK you so much, Linda! He was so much fun to make!

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  • Adorable cute Beth!!
    Thank you for sharing this project at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring your cute little leprechaun jars at the party tomorrow and pinning too.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

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    • THANK YOU so very much for the feature, Kerryanne!

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