My son wanted to have Pirate Party for his 4th Birthday. It was a last minute party, so I was in a rush to create the decorations. But, still got really creative with the details and made his party a totally enchanting event. There’s A LOT to share with you all, but I’m going to start with the GOLD NUGGETS that we made. These Gold Nuggets were simple to make and made a huge impact!

These Gold Nuggets were originally supposed to serve as “treasure” in a box with dollar store jewelry. But, due to the wind and a lack of appropriate weights, we used them to hold the Balloons! It was such a great idea, because they sparkled and shined across the tables and created an awesome visual when piled together. You can get creative and use these Gold Nuggets as centerpieces, treasure, balloon weights, goody bag treats….etc.

My children and I went on a walk and collected around 30 rocks to create our “Pirate Treasure.”

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • METALLIC GOLD SPRAY PAINT
  • MODGE PODGE
  • PAINTBRUSH
  • GOLD GLITTER
  • 15+ ROCKS
  • BUCKET
  • BLEACH
  • TOWEL
  • CARDBOARD OR DROP CLOTH

DIRECTIONS:

  • COLLECT YOUR ROCKS
  • PUT THEM IN A BUCKET WITH BLEACH AND WATER
  • LET THEM SOAK FOR A FEW HOURS
  • REMOVE THE ROCKS & RINSE THEM
  • LET THE ROCKS DRY IN THE SUN, ON A TOWEL, FOR A FEW HOURS
  • PLACE THE CLEAN, DRIED ROCKS ON THE CARDBOARD OR DROP CLOTH
  • SPRAY 1 COAT OF GOLD SPRAY PAINT ON THE ROCKS
  • LET DRY
  • TURN ROCKS OVER AND SPRAY THE OTHER SIDE
  • LET DRY
  • REPEAT (SPRAY & DRY BOTH SIDES A 2ND TIME)
  • ONCE DRY, CHOOSE 1 OR 2 SPOTS ON THE ROCK
  • PAINT ON THE MODGE PODGE WITH THE PAINTBRUSH (ONLY IN THESPOTS THAT YOU CHOSE)
  • COVER THOSE SPOTS WITH THE GOLD GLITTER
  • ALLOW TO DRY OVERNIGHT
  • USE AS PIRATE TREASURE, BALLOON WEIGHTS OR AS A CENTERPIECE