The night before St. Patrick's Day is notorious for tricks and mischief played by leprechauns -- fortunately, you have the wherewithal to outsmart these sneaky elves. We asked our readers to submit their best leprechaun trap ideas, and then we pulled together our favorites.
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Congratulations to Alexis Anderson, who won our sweepstakes with her colorful creation! We love her creative use of vibrant hues and materials, and we're sure her swinging trap must have come close to bagging a leprechaun or two. Thanks for sharing, Alexis!
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Leprechauns who are fooled by the colorful walkway of Allie Gower's trap will be met with an unexpected surprise: They can't escape!
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Gold-hungry leprechauns won't be able to miss Dean Ludington's neon trap inspired by our tutorial.
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Cup o' Gold
Emmeline and Christy Schneider created a clever trap out of a glass and a pencil ladder.
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We love Jamie Belanger's charming take on our free downloadable leprechaun trap template.
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Jeanne Ferrer's version might look like a serene meadow, but that gold-filled well hides a secret trap.
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All That Glitters
Sparkly gold paper adds festive flair to Polly Welch's leprechaun trap.
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Tracey Luttgen's trap will "stump" any leprechauns that happen by.