Guest Post: Jeromina’s Leprechaun Hat Favours

Hi friends,

Today I’m pleased to welcome back guest blogger Jeromina Juan of Paper, Plate, and Plane. She brought us the see-through Valentine vases; today she’s here with a tutorial for making these fun Leprechaun Hat Favours. This would be a fun craft to make with your kids over March Break, especially if you’re hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party. Take it away, Jeromina!

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These St. Patrick’s Day little leprechaun bowler hats are exactly that – bowls. With some dabs of green paint, ribbon, and paper for embellishing, plus a handful of sweet treats, you can turn snack-size plastic bowls into charming party favours this holiday.

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You need:

a.  Snack-size plastic bowls.  These came from the grocery store at $3.99 for a pack of 8 — affordable party packaging at $0.50 a piece!
b. Green acrylic paint, a small paintbrush, and a small square of porous sponge.  You may use spray paint, however, the finish will be smooth, with some sheen.  The method of dabbing paint with a sponge results in a fantastic flocked appearance.
c. To decorate: green and yellow cardstock, 5/8″ black ribbon, 1/2″ double-sided tape, and a pair of scissors.

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1. With your bowl upside down, paint the curved underside of the lip with a small paintbrush. Let dry. Paint a second coat.
2. Using a sponge, dab paint on the outside of the bowl to cover. Let dry; paint a second coat. Do not paint the inside of the bowl, since you will be filling it with food.
3. With the top of the lid facing you, paint the inner edge of the lid with a paintbrush. Let dry. Paint a second coat and let dry again.
4. Using a sponge, dab paint on the top of the lid. Let dry. Paint a second coat. Let dry. Do not paint the inside of the lid, since it may come into contact with food.
5. Measure the length of ribbon required by wrapping it once around the bowl and cutting accordingly. Affix double-sided tape to one side of the ribbon.
6. Remove backing from double-sided tape and adhere the ribbon to the bowl, close to the brim.
7. Using a pair of scissors, create a shamrock shape using green card stock and a 3/4″- x 1″-inch buckle using yellow card stock.
8. Use a little piece of double-sided tape or a dab of glue to adhere the shamrock and buckle.

Don’t forget to fill with candy!  Your guests will be filled to the brim with delight and your neighbours green with envy.

If you’re looking for unique party ideas for holidays throughout the year, head over to Paper, Plate, and Plane where Jeromina Juan shares countless creative DIY crafting and entertaining ideas.