I know it’s Tuesday and I normally have a Top 10 Tuesday post for you, but I’m skipping it this week so I can share a new project with you! Hope you don’t mind. :)
I shared this project over at Crafty Scrappy Happy last week but I wanted to share it here too. Enjoy!
Today, I’m sharing an inexpensive yet personalized gift I made for Mother’s Day this year. I know the day has already come and gone but this gift can easily be adapted for teachers, friends or just because!
Would you have guessed these started out as mix-matched dollar store flower pots? I customized each flower pot to match the personality and decor style of my mother, mother-in-law and grandma. If these were going in my home, I would have painted them white (because everything is turning white in my house these days), but I wanted them to match their current decor.
I started out with these simple flower pots from the dollar store and gave them two coats of black spray paint. Super simple. Next, I personalized each pot by adding embellishments special to each recipient. The possibilities are truly endless!
(Left) Decorated with red binding tape and white ric-rac (Middle) Decorated with white and hot pink satin ribbon and a pretty ribbon flower (Right) Decorating with cream satin ribbon and rust ribbon.
Next, using my Silhouette Cameo, I whipped up these customized tags that coordinated with each flower pot. The saying reads “A Garden of Love Grows in a Grandma’s Heart” (and for the record, I did not come up with the quote but I have yet to discover who the original author is). This is where you can personalize the tags to fit any occasion, ie. “A Garden of Love Grows in a Mother’s/Teacher’s/Friend’s Heart”. BUT if you like the quote you can still use it for National Grandparent’s Day coming up in September :)
Here is the pink themed flower pot for my mother-in-law.
Red and cream for my grandma (who just turned 90!).