This step-by-step post will help you create that perfect Mother’s Day gift. What makes these DIY flower pots special is that it will be made with all your love! Say goodbye to the days of dried noodle art and take your Mother’s Day gift-giving to the next do-it-yourself level.

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How to Make a Homemade DIY Flower Pot

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:

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
  • Stamp
  • Accent paint color (I used apple green)
  • Hot glue gun and glue

Step 1:

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.

Once your clay pots are dry, the next step depends on what version you choose for that special recipient!


Gold Flower Pot How-To:

Taped Off Flower Pot Project

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:

DIY 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.

Final Step:

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!

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Jackie Hausler

Jackie Hausler seeks to inspire creativity in the name of reclaiming, reusing and upcycling. With each project, she walks followers through do-it-yourself projects, shows how to give old items a new chance at life, and teaches ways to be eco-friendly and live a green lifestyle. She believes making your house a home doesn't have to be expensive to be beautiful and is passionate about accomplishing that while being kind to our earth. Jackie is the founder of the home and lifestyle blog Haus2Home.

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