Doll Craft – Rainbow Table Runner and Doll Sized Pot of Gold

Leprechauns and shamrocks and rainbows and pots o’ gold.  Yep, St. Patrick’s Day!  Here is a fun little decoration for your doll space!  It is a colorful rainbow table runner and a doll sized pot o‘ gold!      

St Patricks Day Rainbow and doll size pot of gold

This cheery rainbow is sure to liven up your dolls table this March!

St Patricks Day Rainbow and doll size pot of gold

Luckily there is nothing illusive about this pot o’ gold at the end of this rainbow!  It is quick and easy to make with a few things from around the house!  

Let’s take a look at what we’ll need for the rainbow table runner and the pot o’ gold.

St Patricks Day Rainbow and doll size pot of gold

Rainbow table runner supplies:

  • felt in rainbow colors and white
  • ruler
  • white chalk
  • fabric scissors

St Patricks Day Rainbow and doll size pot of gold

Pot o’ gold supplies:

  • yellow felt
  • gold sequins
  • cotton balls
  • plastic fruit cup (single servings cups with mandarins, apple sauce, peaches, etc)
  • scissors
  • chalk
  • glue or hot glue
  • tissue paper
  • foam paint brush
  • black paint or black spray paint

1. Rainbow Table Runner

To get started we are going to cut 1/2” wide strips out of each sheet of colored felt.  With chalk and a ruler mark a strip 1/2” wide along the long side of the felt sheet.  

Cut a 3” wide strip out of the white felt.  Lay out the colored strips on the white strip in rainbow order.  Working on one strip at a time glue them down to the white base. 

With chalk, draw two clouds on the white felt and then cut them out. 

Glue a cloud to each end of the rainbow.

2. The Pot o’ Gold

Wash and dry the fruit cup.  Now to make the pot black I have two ideas.  One is to simply spray paint it.  I wanted to have a second option if spray paint isn’t your thing.  Craft paint alone on the plastic would scratch or peel off too easily.  So instead, grab some Mod Podge, tissue paper and black paint!  Paint on the Mod Podge with the foam brush, add a layer of tissue paper that has been torn into small pieces, and then paint one more coat of Mod Podge on top of that.  When it is dry, paint it with craft paint.  This layer of tissue paper and Mod Podge will give the paint a little more to stick to and will not come off as easily.  The tissue paper adds a little texture and character to your pot o‘ gold!  Here the pots are, side by side, so you can see the difference.    

Now for the gold!  Trace the top of the pot onto a yellow piece of felt with a piece of chalk.

After it is cut out, add the sequins.  Spread glue out in small sections and sprinkle on the sequins.  Dump off the extra sequins and continue with more glue until the circle is covered in sequins.  The edges don’t need to be fully covered. 

Add the cotton balls to the pot.  Put enough in to make a mound. 

Glue the edges of the circle to the inside of the pot.  Work your way around the pot glueing and poking the edges of the circle down into the glue.  It doesn’t have to be perfect!  The imperfections give it character!  If there are any spots that are thin on sequins add a little more glue and sequins!  


It looks like you’ve found your pot o’ gold at the end of the rainbow this year! 

It’s fun to make a few seasonal things for your dolls and their dolly space! 

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  1. Cute!

  2. Wow this is an awesome craft!!!!!!!!!! If only my mom let me buy materials…….…

  3. Julia – I bet you could make it using colored paper or even a rainbow you print off the computer. Get creative and use what you have on hand.

  4. This is really cute!

  5. Molly W. says:

    Fifthie! That is really cute and soooo realistic looking–perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day party! All your crafts are so good, Anna! Thank you! :)

  6. juliet_the_great says:

    seventh-ie! nice! (^ :<

  7. This is so kawaii! I have a tip. If anyone likes nyan cat you can do this. Make a grey felt kitty with a poptart body and attach it to the rainbow table runner, then you have a nyan cat table runner!

  8. i really like this! we gotta go get felt!

  9. Megan!!!!!!! says:

    oh ana think you just proved that you can do anything with sequins!!!!!

  10. lanielover says:

    I love this idea except i am going to change it-just a little bit.

  11. That is super cute!!!!

  12. This is perfect! I love all of these neat craft ideas!

  13. when I showed my brother this, he thought it was real gold!!!

  14. hey char, when are you going to post my stethoscope tutorial???

  15. Oooh, I am going to make this for my doll table.
    Char, can I do a review on my new Vanellope talking doll, from the Disneystore?

  16. 17thie! I am a seventeenthie on every post lol

  17. Cute! I don’t have a doll dining room table, but this would also be a great thing to put at the end of a dolls bed too… 😀

  18. I think I know who’s the doll of the day today!

  19. Very cute! I love that table runner. It would also make a spring table runner.

  20. lol

  21. Thank you, Anna. This is a very versatile craft that could be adapted for a number of celebrations. My dolls are always looking for new ways to dress up their tea table!


  23. maybe it could be a real rainbow if i modified it a bit…

  24. StoryTeller says:

    That is so cute! Thank you, Anna!

  25. Loooove this!!! Thanks for this Anna!I always LOVE your crafts they are just so cute! ^^

  26. im going to make mine out of coulered paper and stick it in my dolls room

  27. Megan!!!!!! says:

    Ella~that is a great idea!!!!!! 😀

  28. Love this craft!

  29. thanks megan

  30. samantha says:

    omg awessome

  31. Anna, this is SO creative!!! I love it! I HAVE to make this!! Thank you!!

  32. i love rainbows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  33. this craft is really pretty!!! yay its sparkly! 😀

  34. ZoZo 😉 what type of dog is your picture? Chihuahua?

  35. so cute!