Dollar Store Flower Pots For Someone Special (Gift Idea)

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!).

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Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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  1. says

    It’s amazing how you transformed these dollar store finds. Don’t you just love the dollar store? It’s a great gift idea. No one would have a clue how inexpensive it really was. Fabulous work.

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