Create a St. Patrick’s Day Treasure #TigerStrypesBlog 10

treasureCreate a St. Patrick’s Day Treasure

I finally had time to do some crafting!!!  It’s been awhile that I had a craft post, since I haven’t had much time for things like that lately.  I thought with it being already March (crazy how time flies when you get older) it would be the perfect time for a St. Patrick’s Day craft.  Something that I always love, is making gifts for my neighbors for the different holidays, and thought this would be fun to do!

So, I tried to find a more “chest” styled piece, but just couldn’t seem to locate anything like that on the mountain.  I figured maybe even an old-school recipe holder might work…nothing!  Some of the joys of living, where there are only a few places to shop. 🙁  I figured that the people who would be receiving these, would figure out what the container meant.  I just ended up using some boxes that I found at the Dollar Store, instead of the chest.  Pretty inexpensive to make, and so much fun to be able to give a sweet treat to some great neighbors!

I sure hope that you like it!! I hope you have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment and share this craft on your social media channels – thanks so much!!

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Create a St. Patrick’s Day Treasure

Materials/Tools Used:

  • Craft Box or Chest (if you can find one)
  • Craft Paper
  • Cricut Explore
  • Decor
  • Candy
  • Glue Dots or Craft Tape
  • & Time!

Instructions for the Treasure:

I started by using a craft box that I got at the dollar store.  I just taped the top to the back, so it would look like it was an open “treasure chest,” or at least somewhat like one.


I used my Cricut Explore to make some pieces for the box, and a tag that had the saying “A friend is a treasure more precious than gold.”  It’s great that you can have the Cricut Explore write whatever you want, and then cut it out afterwards to create some decor for your project.


I then used some craft glue to put it all together, and attached it to the front of the box.


To add treasures to the box, I inserted some “gold” beads, and a shamrock necklace that lights up. I found them at the dollar store, too, and figured it would be fun to add some “riches” to the treasure chest.


Once those were in, I filled it up with some candy that looked a bit like “gold” nuggets.  What? You don’t think so?  ha/ha


Now you can give one to a friend, or someone in your family for a sweet treat this St. Patrick’s Day.  Be sure and pin this, and try it for yourself!


I hope you like it!  Please take a minute to leave me a comment.  Let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc.  Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!

“…but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.” Matthew 6:20

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Carlee C
7 years ago

This is such a neat idea. I know personally that I would appreciate someone talking the time to do this for me!

Lisa Weidknecht
7 years ago

This is so neat! Wow, you are so creative! Thanks for sharing the idea with us!

7 years ago

That is adorable! My son would have fun working on these for his teachers.

Jas @ All that\'s jas
7 years ago

What a wonderful idea!

Heidi Bee
Heidi Bee
7 years ago

This is so cute and something my kiddos would love!! Thanks for all the tips! I need a cricut!!