Rainbows and Gold Pots Decor

It is Spring Break which means I have been trying very hard to keep the kids occupied without electronics (TV or Kindle).  The Princess pointed out our house lacks of St. Patrick’s Day Decor and we needed to make some.  I told her to come up with some ideas and we would make it.  The project she came up with was rainbow ribbon, twisted and had gold pots hanging from it.  One problem mom does not have every color of ribbon in the thickness she wanted (I had red) I told her there had to be a way to make her idea with paper.  After a while she came back and asked if we could do a rainbow chain with the gold pots.  I told her yes and with the paper chain the Booga could help too.

Materials:

Rainbow Colored Cardstock

Rainbow Colored Card Stock

  • 1 Red Card Stock cut into 1″ strips (you need 11 strips so you want your paper Portrait)
  • 1 Orange Card Stock cut into 1″ strips (you need 11 strips so you want your paper Portrait)
  • 1 Yellow Card Stock cut into 1″ strips (you need 11 strips so you want your paper Portrait)
  • 1 Green Card Stock cut into 1″ strips (you need 11 strips so you want your paper Portrait)
  • 1 Blue Card Stock cut into 1″ strips (you need 11 strips so you want your paper Portrait)
  • 1 Purple Card Stock cut into 1″ strips (you need 11 strips so you want your paper Portrait)
  • Glue Stick
  • White Glue
  • Tape (for reinforcement)
  • Stapler
  • 6 – 4″x 4″ Black Card Stock
  • Black Extreme Glitter and Paint Brush
  • Gold Glitter
  • 3 – 10″ piece of Ribbon (any color we used Ivory)
Cutting the card stock

Cutting the card stock

Note:  I cut the strips with my Fiskars Paper Cutter so I wouldn’t have fighting on how the other was cutting the strips (this also went very quickly).

Look at all the pretty strips

Look at all the pretty strips

Making the Chain

Making the Chain

Taking the red strip we created a circle and glued it together with a glue stick.  Repeat this process with the colors of the rainbows, eight times.  The remaining 3 were left separate to hang the gold pots from.  Taking the chain find center and attach one of the 3 extra rainbow chains.  Find the middle between the left side and center attach one of the rainbow chains.  Repeat on the other side.  Once the chain has been secured with tape start on creating the gold pot.

Drawing the Pot

Drawing the Pot

 

A pot of Gold

A pot of Gold with no gold

My daughter drew the pot and cut it out and we used that as our template for the other five pots.

Painting the pots

Painting the pots

Take Extreme black glitter and painted the card stock to make it shiny.

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Adding Glitter

Adding Glitter

A Pot O Gold

A Pot O Gold

Once that was dry add white glue and gold glitter for the gold.

Pots waiting to be attached to the rainbow chain

Pots waiting to be attached to the rainbow chain

Gluing ribbon to the back side of the pot glue two pots together creating a very glittery front and back.  Once the pots dry attach to the 3 rainbow chains that hang down.

Finished Rainbow and Pot O Gold

Finished Rainbow and Pot O Gold – I had a really hard time photographing this because it is in a window.

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