Courtesy of Carmona from Handmade by Carmona
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 1 Hour
How to Make a DIY Leprechaun Trap
Are you planning to fill your St. Patrick's Day with loads of four leaf clovers, golden goodies and just the right amount of green to hold the pinching at bay? How about keeping a little luck around for the future with your very own leprechaun house kept in a jar! This leprechaun collection jar makes a cute coffee table terrarium for St. Patrick's Day, and when celebrating is over, it can easily transition to become a fairy garden or every day succulent display!
Organize the items that will go in your jar. Each item will be placed free form inside the jar so it can be altered later. You won't need glue for this project, just tuck the pieces together until you get the look you desire.
Spray paint rocks
Spray paint the river rocks gold on both sides.
Fill jar with rocks
Fill the jar bottom with golden river rocks, spreading around the edges and front especially.
Add moss & succulents
Add your collection of moss to create a mound of moss. Allow some golden rocks to show through at the front, just below the moss. Add your plastic succulents and locus in the side of the moss mound. These act as little trees in the leprechaun habitat.
Set the leprechaun front door and happy St. Patrick's Day sign just in front of the mound.
Make chalk sign
Create a "Don't let the leprechaun out!" sign using a mini chalkboard and chalkboard marker.
Hang keys & warning sign
Hang the miniature keys from a ribbon around the jar. String on the warning sign and place the lid on top.