Mother’s Day is about celebrating remarkable women and making their day extra special to thank them for all that they do. If you’re looking for a homemade Mother’s Day gift for a wonderful mom (grandmother, sister, friend, etc.) in your life, look no further. These DIY flower pots are suitable for all moms of all ages and are guaranteed to bring a smile!
Follow the instructions below to learn how to make unique flower pots. I opted to plant succulents since they are easy to care for and can last a very long time. I made three different versions for you to choose from with varying styles to match your mother-in-celebration’s personality!
What You’ll Need:
For all variations of this project:
- Clay pots and plates
- White basecoat spray paint (I used Krylon Color Master Primer)
- Potting soil (I also used small rocks to cover the top of the soil)
- Plants (I used varying types of succulents)
For the gold flower pot:
- Painters tape
- Accent color (I used Krylon Premium Metallic in 18 kt. Gold)
- Gold letter stickers (optional)
For the lace flower pot:
- Decorative lace (I purchased ¾ of a yard)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
For the burlap stamp flower pot:
- Scrap pieces of burlap
- Accent paint color (I used apple green)
- Hot glue gun and glue
Start by giving your clay pots a coat of fresh white paint. If you’re using spray paint like I did, make sure to thoroughly read the instructions on the back of the can before spraying. Remember the key to success with spray paint is thin, even coats. Spray outdoors on a nice clean surface and apply 2-3 coats. Make sure to allow for adequate dry time between each coat.
Gold Flower Pot How-To:
Use painter’s tape to tape designs onto the pot. I decided to go with a modern geometric design, adhering the tape in various angles until I had a design in place that I really liked. Once the tape is secure, spray over the tape with your accent color. Let the paint dry completely and peel off the tape to reveal your designs!
For this project, I picked three different sized terracotta pots. I left the medium sized pot white and adhered gold stickers spelling the words “love.” Because, hey, my Mom deserves all the love I can give her!
Lace Flower Pot How-To:
First, cut your decorative lace to size. Then, using a hot glue gun, apply glue along the top and bottom edges. Carefully attach the lace to the clay pot.
Burlap Stamp Flower Pot How-To:
Apply craft paint to your stamp and carefully press down on the center of the clay pot. Note: since the pot is not a flat surface, you will need to do a sort of rolling motion when applying with the stamp.
Quickly wipe paint off of the rubber stamp and let the clay pot dry. Once the pot is completely dry, cut scrap burlap pieces and use your hot glue gun to attach the burlap to the pot for an additional rustic touch.
Your last step for all projects will be to pot your succulents! Make sure your pots are completely dry before potting or else you will end up with a bunch of soil stuck to the outside of your pot.
Try to mix up the succulent types to diversify the look. Get creative and combine different colors, textures, and sizes!
That’s it! Now, just sign your card and hug mom. She’ll be sure to feel extra special this year knowing that her gift was made with love. Happy Mother’s Day!
Have questions or comments about this project? Leave them below! I would love to hear from you!