This flower pot is easy to create and will definitely make your mom smile Sunday – Mother's Day – when she sees all of the childhood photos.
By Jessica Garringer
Looking for a unique and personalized gift for your mother? Why not give her
flowers in a handmade flower pot?
This flower pot is easy to create and will definitely make your mom smile
Sunday — Mother’s Day — when she sees all of the childhood photos.
Plus, for just $9.56, you are making something that won’t hurt your budget.
You will need
Flower pot and base — $4.28 at Flower Factory
Flowers — $3.99 at Knollwood Garden Center
White Acrylic Paint — $1.29 at Michael’s Arts and Crafts
Items I already had:
Scissors or an X-acto Knife
Black and white photos
1. Remove all tags and labels from your flower pot.
2. Paint two or three coats of white paint onto your flower pot,
letting each coat dry before applying the next.
3. Print out childhood photos you want to use. If you are printing them
from your computer, then make sure your printer is a laser jet. If it is an
inkjet printer, then the images will smear. If you do not have a laser-jet
printer, then you can have your photos printed at Kinkos or just take them
to a photo kiosk at your local grocery or pharmacy and have them printed
there. This will cost about 10 cents per image, depending on the size.
4. Once your photos are all trimmed and ready, use the Mod Podge and
glue the images to the sides of the flower pot. Leave the top rim empty.
5. Once your photos are secure, add Mod Podge to the tops of each
photo. Make sure to get all edges of each photo so they won’t peel off later
6. Let the Mod Podge dry completely and then place a second coat over
the entire pot, both inside and out.
7. Since the bottom dish will come in contact with moisture, put at
least two or three coats of Mod Podge on the dish.
8. Once everything is completely dry, tie a ribbon around the top rim
of your pot.
9. Add your mother’s favorite flowers to the inside and you are left
with a personalized gift that will make any mom smile.
Jessica Garringer is a bargain hunter and a couponer who loves to save money.
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