Over the years, I’ve made various homemade gifts. Some have gone down a treat, whilst others have failed to hit the mark. I’d say that ‘pots of gold’ definitely feature on my list of festive success stories. Not only are they easy to make, but this craft can be as simple or as elaborate as you’d like.
What are ‘pots of gold’?
A pot of gold is, fundamentally, a pot of gold-coloured items that you send with a sentiment that wishes the recipient luck.
Who should I gift a pot to?
You could make anybody a pot of gold. In the past I have made them for friends, family members and children. I’ve also heard that some people make them as a Christmas cracker alternative, or as a teacher gift.
I have always used plant pots to house my gold-themed treats. I’ve spray painted the pots gold, filled them and wrapped them in cellophane. However, you might not fancy the faff, so you could use a mason jar instead. Or another type of pot or box. Pretty much any container would work for this.
It’s up to you what you fill your pots of gold with and the contents will depend on the recipient. But here are some ideas to get you started:
- Chocolate coins
- A scratch card
- Ferrero Rochers
- A Whisper Gold
Generally speaking, anything gold will work. A nail varnish? Earrings? An eye shadow? Cuff links? A hair clip? Your only restriction is your imagination. I usually find that if I keep my eyes peeled, I spot fun golden trinkets in lots of different places.
You need something to explain what your gift is. Personally, I add the following poem to my pots of gold, as I think it explains the meaning and the sentiment perfectly:
‘Here is a little pot of gold,
A festive nibble too,
I hope it will make,
All of your dreams come true,
Have a very merry Christmas,
From me to you’
Is it worth it?
I love making pots of gold. They are easy to put together, unique and I love the sentiment that comes with them.
Have you ever made a pot of gold? Let me know in the comments below. Check out my Christmas section for other festive hints and tips.