Friday, February 21, 2014

Easy St. Patrick’s Day hanging coins display

I decorate my foyer for each and every holiday, and since my husband is Irish St. Patrick’s Day is a big holiday in our family.  This little display can be set up on a dining table, mantle, foyer table and more.  I use a little twig tree but you can easily substitute any sort of tree or an attractive branch from the craft store in a weighted pot.  You can even hang these little coins from hooks along the mantle!  The sky is the limit. 

You will need:

Coins available from the craft store

Green rattail ribbon or regular ribbon or fine cord



Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Screwdriver, or other tool (to press the coins together while gluing)

For the pot of gold you will need:

Small terra cotta flowerpot

Aquarian gravel or pebbles

Coins for the pot

1.     Measure and cut a piece of ribbon 6 inches in length.  Fold in half.  Add a dab of hot glue to the side of one coin and press the ends of the folded ribbon into the glue.  Use the screwdriver to press it down so you don’t burn your fingers.

2.     Add some more hot glue and press another coin on top of the first one sandwiching the two coins together.  Use the screwdriver to press them tightly.  Hang the coins on a twig tree or hang them from hooks on the mantle or other places. 

To make the pot of gold

1.     Place a coin or piece of cardboard in the bottom of the flowerpot of stop up the hole in the bottom.  Fill with aquarium gravel or pebbles to weight it almost to the brim.

2.     Fill the open area with coins and display.