3d Paper St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Trap

3D Leprechaun Hat Trap

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! Test your luck at catching a leprechaun with your little ones this St. Patrick’s Day! This adorable leprechaun hat trap will help create some fun St. Patrick’s Day memories for years to come. Follow along step-by-step to create this 3D project.

Supplies:

  • Cardstock Warehouse Paper
    • For the hat:
      • Colorplan Lockwood Green 100 lb
      • Lessebo Pitch Black 83lb
      • Gold Touch MirriSparkle 105lb
    • For the Decorations:
      • Colorplan Forest Green 100lb
      • Colorplan Royal Blue 100lb
      • Colorplan Adriatic Blue 100lb
      • Colorplan Chartreuse 100lb
      • Colorplan Rust 100lb
      • Colorplan Scarlet 100lb
      • Lessebo Bubblegum 83lb
      • Lessebo Pitch Black 83lb
      • Lessebo White 83lb
      • Lessebo Lime 83lb
      • Gold Touch MirriSparkle 105lb
      • Kraft-Tone Brown Box Kraft 100lb
      • Stardream Antique Gold 81lb
      • Timberluxe White Birch Veneer 12pt
  • Cutting Machine (Linking my Cricut file below)
  • Scoring Stylus
  • Hot Glue Gun & Liquid Glue
  • Scissors
  • CLICK HERE FOR CRICUT FILE

Start by cutting and scoring all the pieces from the above file. The original ‘Top Hat Gift Box’ project is available for Cricut Access subscribers. I modified the original project by adding a hole in the top of the hat using the ‘Slice’ tool and some St. Patrick’s Day inspired images. Once your file is ready, cut all of your pieces.

Die cut pieces for 3d Paper St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Trap

First, take the long rectangle piece with the tabs and the circle piece with the slots. Insert the tabs into the slots. Overlap the end of the rectangle piece over the tapered end and secure with glue (I found using hot glue worked best for securing the hat pieces). Once secure, fold and glue the small tabs to the base. Next, glue the circular ring piece to cover the tabs. The base of the hat is now complete!

Building paper top hat leprechaun trap

Now gather the rest of the pieces for the hat’s lid. Insert the circle tabs into the notched rectangle piece. You can glue the first tab down to hold it in place when rolling. Insert the rest of the tabs into the notches. Align the rectangle piece over the tapered end and secure with hot glue or liquid glue.

Building paper top hat leprechaun trap

Fold and glue down the rest of the surrounding tabs. Then glue the long rectangle piece around the top, hiding the tabs. Place the hat lid on the base to stabilize the hat when gluing the black belt.

Building paper top hat leprechaun trap

Next, assemble and add the hat details – the gold buckle, ladder, rainbow, gold coins, and four-leaf clover. Attach a folded .75 in x 1.5-inch piece of cardstock to the back of the rainbow to make it stand up on top of the hat. Snip the corner with scissors following the rainbow’s curve if needed.

Building paper top hat leprechaun trap

Now this delightful trap is ready to lure in some magical leprechauns on St. Patrick's Day!

3d Paper St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Trap

What are you crafting for St. Patrick's Day? We’d love to see! Show us your creations on Instagram or Facebook! Tag your creations with #cardstockwarehouse to be featured in our stories.

Happy crafting!

Sarah

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