If you are my Mom or my Mom-in-Law STOP READING THIS! Unless you want to to veto your gift. Because I haven’t made it yet, but this is what I’m planning on making you. Unless I change my mind and make something else. Or buy you a plant like I do every year…
For the rest of you looking for ideas, here’s a good one! These are just inexpensive Terra cotta pots from the hardware store, about $1 each, painted with inexpensive acrylic craft paints. I made these little pots yesterday for a group of mom-friends. I’m a table leader at my church’s mom’s group, MOMentum, and last night was our last meeting until fall.
They were such a great group of women, and I just loved hanging out with them twice a month! So I painted them each a little pot and they turned out so cute that I thought they would make cute Mother’s Day gifts! It took me about 2 hrs to paint 10 pots, and it was so much fun to do!
I got a few ideas off Pinterest, and some were just inspired by the way I felt yesterday. (Which, fortunately, was pretty happy 😉 ) For my friends I added a perennial, a packet of giant sunflowers (I’ve always wanted to grow those!) and some gummy worms for funsies 🙂
I thought making these in a few different sizes would be nice too. I’d like to try using my alkyd paints on a few and paint scenes or flowers or something, too! A high-gloss finish coat would really class them up, too. What do you think?