Lucky Hat St. Patrick’s Day Favor Box (free Printables)

This Lucky Hat St. Patrick’s Day Favor Box is super easy and fun to make especially involving the kids in the process! You should definitely give it a try, Besides you will get free printables and cut Files!

Getting so close to St. Patrick’s Day. Can you believe that? Already? Are you even ready? I’m almost there. This year I made this cute Lucky Hat St. Patrick’s Day Favor Box for my girl to celebrate with lots of gold chocolate coins.

Nothing says celebration more than a cute a full of candy favor box! These green hats make such perfect party favors too.

You might also love these other St. Patrick’s Day ideas: St. Patrick’s Day Etched Glass Jar Gift, DIY Hidden Pot of Gold St Patrick’s Day Shadow Box, and DIY Lucky Shamrock Frame for St Patrick’s Day.

DIY Lucky Hat St. Patrick’s Day Favor Box (with free Printables) cover

Lucky Hat St. Patrick’s Day Favor Box (with free Printables)

This craft can be made in two ways. The first is just printing the free printable and cut them the items yourself which is not hard at all. It’s all ready to cut and assemble.

The second is a cutting file so you can cut the hat pieces and the clovers on your favorite cardstock. Since not everyone has a cutting machine I decided to for the manual way to make this cute St. Patrick’s Day Favor Box so anyone can make it too.

This fun craft is not too messy, and the pieces that could fall on the floor would be easy be picked up by hand or vacuumed, making it a great craft to do with the whole family.

It took me about an hour or so to make it. If I had help I would have made it in a lot less. Unless it’s weekends It’s hard for me to get my girl’s help since she’s at school the whole day and when she gets home there’s not enough light to take photos.

As a confession I need to get more organized so I can make crafts with her on weekends, she’s so fun to crafts with.

Anyway, if you get those cute little helpers you will have tons of fun making this St. Patrick’s Day Favor Box.

What Type Of Paper Do I Need To Make This St. Patrick’s Day Favor Box?

I used plain white cardstock because I was going to print all the pieces. But If you want to use something different and don’t want to print it all , then you could use scrapbook paper, pattern paper, or any type of cardstock you like for the hat and shamrocks for example.

What to put in a Favor Box?

Your kids’ favorite candies of course, from simple gold coins to the favorite chocolate, cookies, sweets or even snacks if your family is not that into wweets. Actually you are in luck, you can even do this candy-free too by putting a special gift mixed with fun cofetti.

How to Make a Lucky Hat St. Patrick’s Day Favor Box


St. Patrick’s Day Favor Box supplies
  • A small piece of Floral Foam Block.
  • White thick cardstock
  • Glue
  • Hot glue gun
  • A strip of black cardstock
  • White and green Pipe Cleaners
  • Lots and lots of Gold Chocolate Coins!
  • Scissors, ruler, cutter, and pencil.

Grab your cute freebies printables HERE

St. Patrick’s Day Favor Box printable design

Grab your free cut Files + Printable items HERE

St. Patrick’s Day Favor Box Cut Files


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I made a video tutorial for you if it makes it easier for you. But if you are of a read and see photos kind of persona just scroll down and keep reading.

Prep Work: Cutting all the pieces

Of course, the first step is printing your cute printable, I recommend printing in high quality so it looks really bright and pretty.

Start by cutting the hat body. If you want a clean cut on the top edge then use a roller and a cutter (over a cutting mat) and cut the top edge. Don cut the sides just yet.

starting to cut the designs with a cutter image

Cut the base flaps with either scissors or a cutter.

continuing to cut the designs with a scissor image

Then cut just one of the sides. The other one will work as gluing flap.

bending one piece image

Using your ruler as a guide, fold the base flaps inwards. (please forgive my paper, I recycled my cardstock after a failed printing attempt). Set aside.

bending first piece more image
first folded piece image

Cut all the items you want to use. I added a few extra ones.

view of cutting with scissor another piece
view of first set of pieces cut

Then turn your gold cardstock right side facing table, and draw a belt buckle. Nothing fancy.

image of gold cardstock
measuring and drawing the buckle on the back of the gold cardstock

Cut and set aside.

cutting the buckle from the gold cardstock
showing the belt buckle of the gold cardstock

Then cut a strip of black cardstock, make sure it fits inside your belt buckle. Set aside.

showing a strip of black cardstock to match the belt buckle
cut a strip of black cardstock image
inserting the black cardboard in the belt

Assembling the cute treat boxes.

Apply a small line of glue on the white flap of your hat’s body. Glue both ends together making sure no white part shows up.

placing glue on the piece of paper
gluing the ends together of the piece

Put in pace your hat’s belt making sure the closing ends match the hat’s body end. Glue them both together.

placing the belt around the piece
placing glue to the end of belt

Then apply glue to the base flaps of the hat and glue it to the hat’s base.

applyibg glue to macha the pieces
gluing both pieces to create the base

Let it dry and you get this:

hat ready

Set aside.

Filling and decorating the St. Patrick’s Day Favor Box

Cut a piece of Floral Foam Block that will fit perfectly inside the hat.

Cutting a piece of Floral Foam Block
placing inside the hat a piece of Floral Foam Block

With your pipe cleaners, measure the hat’s height and bend it 90º.

measuring with pipe cleanner

Then using a marker or any thick round element you have handy, wrap the pipe cleaner around a few times until you have only about 1/8 inch.

rolling up pipe cleaners in a pen

Release the pipe cleaner and stretch it a bit. Repeat with as many pipe Cleaners as items you want to add.

stretching pipe cleaner

Glue the tip to the clovers and the sign and any other item.

Glueing the tip to the clovers
clover ready image

Cut a couple of strips of straight pipe cleaner about the same height as the hat. Glue the legs upside down.

view of differents pipes cleanners design

Then pinch the floral foam with the free end of the pipe cleaners. I tried to pinch around the floral foam block so I would have enough space for the chocolate coins.

view of pinching the floral foam with the free end of the pipe cleaners

Insert the floral foam block back to the hat and finally put all your chocolate coins in your hat!

superior view of Lucky Hat St. Patrick’s Day Favor Box with chocolate coins and decorations

Woot! You got a super cute Lucky Hat St. Patrick’s Day Favor Box.

frontal view of Lucky Hat St. Patrick’s Day Favor Box

Kids will love this! Make as many as you like and use them as gifts too!

Lucky Hat St. Patrick’s Day Favor Box ready view from the front
closer view of Lucky Hat St. Patrick’s Day Favor Box from slightly above
closeup of Lucky Hat St. Patrick’s Day Favor Box
closeup of Happy St Patrick's day tag or label
close up of clovers and leprechauns'foot

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If you enjoyed this cute and fun Lucky Hat St. Patrick’s Day Favor Box, don’t forget to share with friends.

Lucky Hat St. Patrick’s Day Favor Box pinterest image

Let me know your thoughts about this in comments. And… If you want another cute Favor box idea check my friend Karina’s Blog for a super cute Pot of Gold St. Patrick’s Day Favor Box

a pot made with cardstock and filled with Hersheys chocolate

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