Every leprechaun needs a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. And every home or business with at least one chocolate lover needs a leprechaun’s pot of gold (foil chocolate) coins to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
To make leprechaun pot of gold: Start with a cauldron. We suggest this small handcrafted copper cauldron:
When not in use as a leprechaun pot of gold, this cauldron can serve as a plant pot, wine cooler, container for fire starters on the hearth, magazine holder, or a host of other practical uses.
Next, decide if you want to make a leprechaun pot of gold full of chocolate, foil-wrapped coins or only appear to be full of coins. Chocolate enthusiasts will prefer the former while dentists may prefer the latter. The number of chocolate coins you will need, obviously, will vary depending upon your decision. Gold, foil wrapped milk chocolate coins can be purchased online by the pound.
If you only want the illusion of a pot filled with gold coins, stuff crinkled newspaper into the cauldron. Then invert a paper plate over the the pile of newspaper. This provides a slightly domed surface upon which the chocolate coins can be scattered.
When filled with gold coins, select a place to display your leprechaun pot of gold. Consider it as a dining room table centerpiece, coffee table accent, decor on a stair landing, or holiday accent in the foyer to greet your guests. At work, put it on the receptionist’s desk or the conference table, or, if you like frequent visits from co-workers, your own desk.
Wherever you place it, scatter a few gold chocolate coins at the base of the cauldron. Leprechauns have been known to sneak pieces coins out of the pot when no one is looking. And perhaps one day you’ll find a rainbow ending just above your pot o’ gold.