Create Adorable St. Patrick's Day Pot Of Gold Decor With This Pool Noodle Hack

For many people, St. Patrick's Day is filled with tasty Irish food, beautiful music, and lots of green. If you are hosting a St. Patrick's Day celebration, unique decorations will make your party stand out, so why not save a little cash and have fun DIYing your St. Paddy's Day decor? A DIY pot of gold makes the perfect decoration for your front porch.

TikTok user @kristyncole made just about the cutest pot of gold at the end of the rainbow we've ever seen. To make this easy DIY decoration, you'll need some pool noodles, a black cauldron, dirt to fill the cauldron, some white faux flowers, and several real flowers. This DIY can be customized, if you feel like it. Instead of pool noodles, you can use pipe foam insulation pieces. For a more authentic pot of gold, you can fill the cauldron with gold coin pieces instead of flowers. Let's take a closer look...

How to DIY St. Patrick's day pot of gold

For a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow pool noodle DIY, you'll want to start with five to six pool noodles. You can buy a pack of six noodles at Amazon for less than $25, or you can use pieces of pipe foam insulation instead. The advantage of this is that these pieces of insulation are thinner and more pliable than pool noodles, which makes them easier to work with. You can get pipe insulation for less than $3 a piece at Home Depot. The TikToker used a variety of different colored pool noodles, but a commenter mentioned that they would have spray-painted the pool noodles to match St. Patrick's Day colors, which seems like a good idea. Shades of green, brown, and white are perfect for this DIY.

Next, glue the pool noodles or pipe foam insulation pieces together. Make sure you let them dry completely before doing so. Once you have the rainbow ready, you can then fill your cauldron with soil. This will help hold the pool noodles. Insert the noodles or insulation pieces into the soil and bend them to look like a rainbow. For coins, @kristyncole used real gold flowers in the cauldron. Alternatively, you can place coins in the pot. Meanwhile, @kristyncole placed faux white flowers at the top of the decoration, which is a nice touch.

Other inexpensive St. Patrick's Day decor ideas

Looking for some more ways to decorate your home for St. Patrick's Day? You can also make a small pot of gold decoration for the inside of your house. For this decoration, you will need a small terra cotta planter, glue, green or black paint, and some gold glitter. Paint the planter green or black. Then, place a ring of glue close to the top. Sprinkle glitter on the glue. Let the planter dry, and then fill it with gold coins. As with the St. Patrick's Day decoration that @kristyncole made, you can also fill this one with dirt and place a real plant inside.

Then again, part of the beauty of St. Patrick's Day is that just about anything can become holiday-themed decor — as long as you find a way to make it green. For instance, another St. Patrick's Day DIY idea is to make cute table centerpieces. First, you start with a plain vase. You can get these from dollar stores, among many other places. You'll also need a pillar candle. Place glue on the bottom of the candle and put the candle inside the vase. Arrange small green rocks around the candle, and there you have it — a beautiful St. Patrick's Day table decoration.