Every St. Patrick’s Day, the kids and I always like to set up a leprechaun trap to see if we can snare the little guy. He’s somehow always able to sneak away with the loot, and is too clever to get trapped, so this year, we’re trying a different approach by luring him with “gold” and a cute little table, complete with snacks.
Here is the completed leprechaun trap that was so much fun to put together.
I shopped my house to find all the items for this “little” project, so the total cost was $0.00. The antique birdcage I already had on hand (purchased on eBay almost 10 years ago), but you can typically find these at garage sales and thrift stores.
For the little stools around Barbie’s table, I removed the faux succulent, and used the plastic holders (these were purchased for another project from the Dollar Tree at $1.25 each). I turned them upsidedown, painted them green, and hot glued some moss on top to make a little seat cushion.
I cut some green fabric I had on hand, and used it as a tablecloth, followed by a gold sequined ribbon to act as a little tablerunner.
The little leprechaun donuts were made using green fruit loops, icing, and some sprinkles. I used a vitamin container lid for a little tray.
Here’s a close up for the little treats. We used faux leaves as little plates.
We arranged some faux greenery inside the leprechaun party, and added a little sign to lure the little guy in.
I looked everywhere for a little black pot of gold, but couldn’t locate one anywhere. So, I made my own. This little pot of gold was made using one of the faux succulent plastic containers. It was painted black, and I added a cardboard handle cut from a cereal box. I also painted it the same black (obvi….lol). Some gold pieces were added to the top, and this little pot was complete.
The top of this birdcage opens up, so here’s a shot from above.
I love how it turned out, and the kids had a blast helping out. Hopefully this year, we’ll be able to catch a leprechaun with this cute set-up. I doubt it though…..
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