Leprechaun Mason Jar Craft – DIY St. Patrick’s Decoration!

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Leprechaun Mason Jar Craft is a fun St. Patrick’s Day decoration. This DIY is perfect if you looking for St. Patrick’s Day decorations that you can make. This is a fun project that anyone can do (even the kids) with a few craft supplies. Of course, if they are younger you will need to help them. 

Get ready to grab your stash of supplies, get what you need, and pull out your mason jar to make this fun and easy craft idea. But, if it’s not the craft for you, be sure to check out all our St. Patrick’s Day Crafts or other ideas to make. 

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DIY Mason Jar Leprechaun

Leprechaun Mason Jar Craft - This is a fun and easy craft that can be made by anyone, even kids. Grab the printable template with DIY instructions for this St. Patrick's Day craft - DearCreatives.com

Just imagine your kids or grandkids enjoying the candy from inside this mason jar craft! 

St. Patrick’s Day Craft

We love celebrating St. Patty’s Day, decorating our home, and making things festive. This leprechaun’s craft and character are sweet, quirky, and a little naughty. A little bit cute with his candy insides and green top hat with clover. It’s a DIY craft that can be made with the kids or by yourself. 

Candy Coated Peanut Butter Candies create the perfect backdrop for this magically delicious treat! But, if you prefer you can fill this mason jar leprechaun belly with green jelly beans or other candies. 

Mason Jar Leprechaun Craft  

Materials - Craft Supplies for a St. Patrick's Day Mason Jar Craft - DearCreatives.com


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Mason Jar, Pint SizeLeprechaun HatsDollar Store or Amazon Candy Coated Peanut Butter Candies – Dollar Store (just the orange ones!) or (Orange M&M’s Candies) or (Green Jelly Beans)
Wiggle EyesDollar Store Pom Pom, Gold Tinsel – Dollar Store
 Glue Sticks  Craft Paper, Gold Glitter  Craft Felt – Cream, Orange, and Bright Green
 Ribbon, Green GinghamButton – Kelly Green
Cardboard Tube – Recycled TP tube fits perfectly
Glue GunScissorsPencilPermanent MarkerPaper Towel

Leprechaun Mason Jar Craft Template 

How to make this St. Patrick’s Day Decoration



Gather all supplies. Separate the orange candies from the brown and yellow ones, if needed.

Step 2 of the mason jar craft for St. Patrick's Day - instructions at DearCreatives.com

Place a cardboard tube in the center of the mason jar and fill it with crumpled paper towels.

Step 3 adding the cardboard tube, paper and candies to the mason jar - DIY mason jar leprechaun at DearCreatives.com

  1. While holding onto the paper tube, carefully pour orange candies into the jar. Gently shake the jar to allow the candies to settle.
  2. Place the candies at the neck of the jar with your fingers and then cover the top of the tube.

Step 4 -Getting ready to decorate the mason jar - leprechaun mason jar craft instructions at DearCreatives.com

  1. Download, print, and cut out the templates from the pattern sheet HERE
  2. With a permanent marker, trace the face onto cream felt, the mustache onto orange felt, buckle onto glitter paper, and then cut out with scissors.
  3. TIP: Cut on the inside of the traced lines for a cleaned finished project.
  4. Using a glue gun and glue sticks, attach the face, mustache, wiggle eyes and pom-pom nose referring to the photo for placement.

Decorated mason jar to look like a leprechaun and filled with candies. St. Patty's DIY at DearCreatives.com

  1. Remove the elastic cord from the plastic Leprechaun hat.
  2. Trace the shamrock onto the bright green felt, cut it out with scissors, and attach the Kelly green button to the center.
  3. Glue green gingham ribbon around the base of the hat and gold glitter buckle to the front center, securing with the glue gun and glue sticks.
  4. To finish, adhere the shamrock to the hat. Screw the lid onto the jar and place the hat tightly over the lid.

St. Patrick's Day decoration - Mason Jar Leprechaun - See how to make this Mason Jar Craft at DearCreatives.com

Yay! You did it! Now, place your decorations on your dining or kitchen table or anywhere you like. I place my decorations in the entryway, mantle, and piano too. 

Make this Mason Jar Leprechaun craft in just about 30 minutes. Have your kids help you! This family fun activity teaches color, sorting, cutting, and counting skills.

Leprechaun Mason Jar Craft - This is a fun and easy craft that can be made by anyone, even kids. Grab the printable template with DIY instructions for this St. Patrick's Day craft at DearCreatives.com

Are you not making this craft right now? Pin it for later! While you are here, you might like to grab our free Leprechaun Coloring Pages for St. Patty’s Day

Looking for more crafts to make? 

Make Rainbow Pots Of Gold, Shamrock Luminary, Chunky Canvas Mixed Media project, Felt Clovers Hoop Art, and Rainbow Crafts. See all the ideas for St. Patrick’s Day.


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