Wednesday, March 14, 2012

You're my pot of gold...

Every time you see a rainbow, do you look to see where it begins and where it ends? We've all heard the “pot of gold” story since we were young, but where does that legend come from? It dates back to Old Europe, where the Irish will tell you "fairies put a pot of gold at the end of each rainbow with leprechauns guarding it." It's folklore that has become part of the symbolism of St. Patrick's Day, March 17th, when many celebrate Irish culture and count themselves as “Irish” just for wearing a little of "the Green."

Saw this idea on Pinterest and thought what a cute project/gift idea for St. Patty's Day. Courtesy of It is what it is. 

Idea #1: Using cellophane pretzel bags (you can buy them at Michael's), put four rolos in the bottom of the bag and added layers of m&m's. Or any type of your favorite multi-colored candy - skittles, gumballs, jellybeans, etc. Close the bag with a twist tie (they come with the bags) and add the banner tag.
Print banner tag HERE.

Idea #2: Using the same cellophane pretzel bags, add rainbow Twizzlers and gold foil-covered chocolate coins to the bag with the custom 3" tag, and call it done!

Print circle tag HERE.

Idea #3: If you'd prefer not to give candy, this is a pretty cute alternative. Simply trim the banner tag, adhere to a rainbow of watercolor paints, and add a rolo candy. Glue works fine to adhere everything. See banner tag link above.

An interesting fact about rainbows: No two people ever see the same rainbow. As the eyes of two people cannot occupy the same place in space at the same time, each observer sees a different rainbow. Why? The raindrops are constantly in motion so its appearance is always changing. Each time you see a rainbow, it is unique in its own spectacular way! Many people consider rainbows to be an omen of some kind. It is an ancient desire rooted in our cultural mythologies.

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