This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Dollar Tree. All opinions are my own.
If you are looking for some frugal St. Patrick’s Day party favors or gifts, how about these adorable leprechaun hats? They are easy to make and best of all, they do not cost a lot of money. You can fill them with so many different things including marbles, candy, crackers, and pennies. You could even fill them with small classroom supplies such as paper clips, rubber bands, or push pins to give them to teachers. If you don’t care to keep them afterwards, you could fill them with lime Jell-O or pistachio pudding. All of the supplies for this craft can be found at Dollar Tree Stores.
While looking through the aisles of my local Dollar Tree store, I noticed the pack of five baby snack cups with lids pictured above. The first thing that popped into my head was that they could become easily become leprechaun hat treat cups. I purchased some black ribbon to make the hat bands and also some glitter glue to make the buckles. The garland pictured above was only 25 cents instead of a dollar at my local store! In the first picture (the finished product picture), you can see that on two of the hats, I used some of the shamrocks from the garland. The next thing that I noticed was Lemonheads. I used to love these candies when I was a kid so I thought they would be great to fill the snack cups.
My hubby came up with the idea to use one of the cups to hold suckers and I said that I was thinking that another could be used to house artificial flowers. We went back to the Dollar Tree to get a bunch of flowers and a bag of suckers. As you can see, I forgot to take a picture of them before we used them but wanted you to see what flowers we picked up.
The first thing that I did was cut the black ribbon so that it went around the bottom of the cup. Then I added buckles with the glitter glue. I did one in silver and the rest in gold. I left them to dry overnight and then adhered them to the cups. I used a glue dot to do this but you can use your preferred adhesive. On the cup with the silver buckle, I glued silver shamrocks (the underside of the garland) all over the cup. I used both big ones and small ones. I filled that cup with marbles. I glued small green shamrocks to one of the bands that had a gold buckle and filled that one with the Lemonhead candy.
The other three cups needed holes drilling into the bottoms of the containers. For the one with suckers, my hubby drilled a total of 9 holes into the top of the hat (bottom of the container). For the one with the bunch of flowers, he cut out a circle hole and for the one with the single flower, he drilled one hole into the right side of the top. All three of these containers were then filled with marbles and the lids were attached (lids were used as bases of the containers). The one that had the circular hole had to be filled after the lid was attached. Using wire cutters, we cut the flowers down to size. All that was left to do then was add the suckers and the flowers into the holes.
I hope that this gives you some inspiration. It just shows how different but similar things can be made using the same supplies.
Please note that stock may vary by location and I often find different things at each of the Dollar Tree stores in my city.
Supplies used for this craft:
- Pack of Baby Snack Cups
- Black Ribbon
- Package of Glitter Glue with Silver and Gold
- Lemonhead Candy (or other candy or treats or whatever you want to fill up your snack cup)
- Bunch of Flowers in Either White or Cream
- Package of Suckers
- St Patrick’s Day Garland
- Marbles (I had these in my craft stash but they are sold at Dollar Tree too)
- Glue Dots or Your Preferred Adhesive (I also had this in my stash)
- Wire Cutters
Make sure to check out the Dollar Tree tree website. They have a lot of different items and you can order items by the case which is perfect if you are planning a party or do crafts.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Dollar Tree Stores. All opinions are my own. I often shop at my local Dollar Tree to look for items that I can use in my crafts. It is amazing what can be found there!