My son wanted to give something special to his teacher this year for her birthday. Since it happens to fall on St. Patrick’s Day, I knew I needed to find something green or Leprechaun filled.
So, I got to work searching Pinterest, Google, and even Facebook for ideas and inspiration, but through all the throngs of lucky green posts and pictures, I just couldn’t find anything that stood out. Thankfully, inspiration sometimes comes when you least expect it!
While up late one night with my sick little boy, I stumbled upon a post on Facebook about a “St. Patrick’s Day in a Jar” on Babble. It was perfect, and I knew that it was exactly what I wanted to make for his teacher.
- Large bag of skittles, regular flavors/colors. 24oz
- Bag of mini marshmallows
- Mason jar
- Gold coins (plastic or chocolate)
It was pretty easy to assemble, but not as easy as they make it look online. Do you ever see all those awesome crafts on Pinterest, try them yourself and not turn out nearly half as awesome? Yeah, that was this. However, after a few tries, I think we got it down and they came out super cute!!
I cannot wait for my son to give it to his teacher. I even ended up making two jars because I wanted to surprise a friend who is in need of a little lucky rainbow to help brighten their day!
To catch your rainbow just follow these simple steps:
- Separate the skittles by color.
- Place gold coins into the bottle of the jar. I placed some at the bottom and place some along the sides.
- Layer the skittles by color. I placed purple first then green, yellow, orange, and red.
- Top with mini marshmallows. Be sure to pack it in so skittles wont move around.
- Place lid on and secure. Tie ribbon around the neck of the jar.
Toni Thomason has been married to her husband Brad for 10 years. They have 2 boys, Braden (July 2007) and Blake (February 2009) and two dogs. She studied graphic design and hospitality and travel management in college as well as worked as certified pharmacy technician for over 8 years before becoming a stay at home mom.
She started her own business, Creative Designs by Toni, in 2009. She is currently a contributing editor for Tots to Teens Magazine as well as a member of the Mickey Moms Club and Disney’s Insidears program. I love to travel, plan parties and events, and craft and create new and exciting things. You can read more about her on Toni’s blog or her business’s Facebook page!.