Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow St. Patrick’s Day Gift Idea

tray full of st. patrick's day gifts
Author: Heather
Category: Create
Published Date: 03/09/2020
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When we think of St. Patrick’s Day, we think of leprechauns and the giant pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The girls love to create little treats for their friends at school, and this year we thought it would be fun to focus on those things and create the cutest little St. Patrick’s Day gift.

They can be given out to classmates, co-workers, or even teachers! I even created a printable for you and posted a how-to video below, so check that out!

A couple of things before we get to the details… you can use any rainbow candies for these St. Patrick’s Day gifts. We chose M&M’s because they had all of the colors we needed.

We picked up a 3lb 14oz container at our local club warehouse. They are also available on Amazon (I linked that below for you).

If you can, I highly recommend allowing the kids to help! I had my 7-year-old sort the colors and then help me count 18 pieces, of each color, into each bag.

She said she had so much fun when we were finished because it was like mixing chocolate and math. I love any project that gets my girls to love math more!

cut up cards for st. patrick's day

chocolate coins

lots of st. patrick's day gifts

How to Create These St. Patrick’s Day Gifts

You’ll need:
Pot of Gold Printable
Rainbow Candy (we chose M&Ms)
Chocolate Gold Coins
Cardstock Paper
Scissors or Paper Cutter
Hole Punch
Pen or Marker


  1. Download our Lucky and Rainbow Printable, open it in Adobe Acrobat, and print on cardstock paper (you can also use regular printer paper if that’s all you have available).
  2. Cut out each card using a paper cutter or scissors (there are 20 on each page).
  3. Punch a hole on each card on the top left-hand side.
  4. Fill out the “from” on each card.
  5. Separate rainbow candies by color.
  6. Open a bag and place 18 pieces of each red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and brown candies. The number may vary depending on the size and shape of the bags you choose. This worked well for the bags we linked above.
  7. Place eight chocolate gold coins on top of a stack.
  8. If you chose the same bags we used, use a provided tie to tie the top. If you use different bags, you could use a string or ribbon.
  9. Place one part of the tie/ribbon into the punched hole on one of the cards and tie it one last time to secure it.
  10. Repeat until you have all of the gift bags you need.
lots of st. patrick's day gifts
rainbow and gold gift bags
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What do you think of our St. Patrick’s Day creation? Don’t forget to check out all of our St. Patrick’s Day recipes and craft ideas.


Looking for a St. Patrick's Day gift? These adorable rainbow candy and gold filled bags for classmates, co-workers or teachers are perfect!
Looking for a St. Patrick's Day gift? These adorable rainbow candy and gold filled bags for classmates, co-workers or teachers are perfect!

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I'm so honored that you've found us! I'm Heather, a Mom of 3 who blogs about parenting, food, occasional travel and how I overcame my daily struggle with anxiety. I miss sleeping and rely on coffee and laughter to get me through the day. I hope you enjoy and visit often!

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