These adorable clay pot leprechaun hats are a fun little way to display some St. Patrick’s Day decor in your home!  Make one for every member of your family! They are perfect on your mantel or as a table centerpiece!

Leprechaun Hats made from clay pots
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Did you know that March was not only the month of the Irish but also National Crafting Month?  So to celebrate both, I am showing how easy it is to make these Clay Pot Leprechaun Hats!  This would be a great project to do with the kids and get them involved!

I made these clay pot pumpkins a few years back and I still adore them!  I made one for each member of the family (I still need to add another for Spangenbaby!)

Clay Pot Pumpkins at
I picked up these pots at my local Dollar Tree!  The larger ones came in a 2 pack and the smaller ones a 3 pack.  It’s like the crafting gods were practically handing them to me!  $2 for 5 clay pots!  Total score!

Supplies Needed for Clay Pot Leprechaun Hats:

  • Medium Clay Pots
  • Small Clay Pots
  • Green Multi-Purpose Acrylic Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Black Ribbon (I used 3/8” and 1/2”)
  • Gold scrapbooking paper or Gold Vinyl
  • Hot Glue Gun/Hot glue Sticks
  • scissors
  • Xacto knife

How to Make Leprechaun Hats from Clay Pots

Like I mentioned above…total score on the clay pots!  First I painted those green.  Tip:  I used spray paint for my pumpkin pots…that was a lot faster, lol!  I didn’t have any Kelly green spray paint on had {gasp, I know} and I wanted to take advantage of nap time so I used what I had.  It took about 3 good coats to get the pots covered.

Clay Pot Craft Idea

Then I wrapped with black ribbon towards the bottom of the clay pot.  Since the pot is not a true cylinder, you will have to adjust in the back to get the ribbon to sit properly in the front.  Use hot glue to secure in place.

Here is the front:

Leprechaun Hats - Clay Pot Craft Idea

Here is what the back looks like:

Clay Pot Craft - Leprechaun Hats

Next I used my Xacto Knife to cut out the buckles.  I had some gold cardstock left over from this Santa Bin.   I just used that.  I hot glued them in place as well.

Clay Pot Crafts - Leprechaun Hat

There you have a family of clay pot leprechaun hats.

Clay Pot Leprechaun Hat Craft

What to use these for you ask?  I like to put them on my mantel.  You could also add pipe cleaners to the holes in the top, create a twisty at the top and use for place card holders or even for food signs if you are having a St. Patrick’s Day themed party!

Clay Pot Leprechaun Hats

Besides the pumpkin clay pot family, I also made this adorable snowman candy dish from clay pots as well!

Snowman Clay Pot Candy Dish

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Leprechaun Hats made from clay pots