Mothers Day Flower Pot

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With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I decided to gather up my daycare kids and have them make their moms a special gift. Since they loved to paint, create and play in the dirt I knew the perfect gift would be for them to make a Mother’s Day Flower Pot. This is a simple and fun craft that is perfect for kids to create and is guaranteed to put a smile on their mom’s faces.


DIY Mother's Day Flower Pot

To create the Mother’s Day Flower Pot you will need a few supplies. You will need a flower pot, acrylic paint, paintbrushes, Modge Podge, printed pictures and drawings, painter’s tape and clear gloss to seal and protect your flower pot. Once you have your supplies ready, you will want to prepare your paint pallet.

Paint Pallet

Once your pallet is ready, wrap a strip of painter’s tape underneath the top trim of the flower pot and begin to paint the trim.

Paint the Trim

Once the trim has dried, paint the bottom of the flower pot and then the base. As the flower pot is drying, have your child draw some colorful pictures on a piece of white paper while you print at least 2 pictures of the child. I printed my pictures on a piece of computer paper and they turned out great!


Once the flower pot has completely dried, you will prepare a space that you can apply the pictures with Modge Podge.

Get Ready to Modge Podge

Apply a coat of Modge Podge on the back of each picture and paste onto the flower pot. Once the pictures are applied, apply Modge Podge over each picture. I went ahead and applied Modge Podge over the entire pot, except for the top portion. After you apply the Modge Podge it will look smudgy, but it will dry clear.

Spread Modge Podge

After the pictures have been placed onto the flower pot and the outer coat of Modge Podge has dried, you will then go outside and coat the entire flower pot with a clear gloss. This will seal and protect your flower pot.

Spray Gloss

Once the flower pot has dried, the real fun will begin! Grab some dirt, grab a pretty flower and have your child plant a beautiful flower for their mama.

Plant a Flower

Plant a Flower for Mom

DIY Mothers Day Flower Pot Final

This Mother’s Day flower pot is guaranteed to be a forever keepsake and will most definitely put a smile on mom’s face.

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  1. What a fun idea! I love that it is personalized and the Kiddies get to feel so creative while making something so memorable.

  2. This is such a cute and creative flower pot to make for Mother’s Day. I love unique and loving gifts like these, especially when they come from my boys.

  3. Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty says

    What a fun idea! This would make a great present for grandparents!

  4. Ann Bacciaglia says

    This is a fantastic idea. I will have to share this with my fiends with kids. It is such a great keepsake.

  5. What a precious mother’s day gift idea. It is so cute and I like the idea of a picture in the pot.

  6. Okay, the pot is a great idea, but the little one is TOO CUTE!!! Looks like she enjoyed making it as much as any mom would enjoy receiving it!

  7. How sweet! Such a fun project for the kids to make and it’s something mom (or grandma!) can enjoy year round!

  8. That’s so cute! I love it, my kids would enjoy making this

  9. What a great DIY project for kids to do for gifts for Mother’s Day. I would love to receive these personalized pots and I know most mothers and grandmothers would too. They are adorable.

  10. What a great idea and simple project! My mom and grandma are both gardening buffs and would love something like this from their grandson!

  11. The flower pots are so cute! I’m going to show this to my hubby for sure. Your daughter is so adorable!’

  12. Now that is just adorable! I am pinning this to my craft board.

  13. What a beautiful project that you did together. I am loving it! I might have to get my toddler to make one for me. 🙂

  14. This is so creative and a fun activity for kids! It makes me remember the days when I made things for my mother! I’ll have to try this with my girls for grandmother gifts!

  15. This is so adorable! I know I would love to receive this for Mother’s Day!

  16. This is such a cute idea! I recently purchased my first thing of Modge Podge and I’ve been itching to use it. Father’s Day idea – CHECK! LOL

  17. What a great idea Aimee! My girls when they were a bit younger use to do flower pots for me but by the time they get it home from school the pots would have a crack in it. If it wasn’t for the cracks I would be using their flower pots today.

  18. These are adorable. I love that you added the pictures too. I bet they had a blast making them. As a grandmother I would love these! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Oh my goodness! My children are all about pictures of themselves and would love to make one of these as a gift for their grandmother!

    Pinning to Mother’s Day and our Summer Fun board!

  20. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    That is such a great idea. My kids should make one for their Nana!

  21. Any mom or grandma would love to receive that personalized flower pot for Mother’s Day. What a sweet and creative gift and the colors are so bright and pretty.

  22. This is the absolute cutest! I would even make one for my Mom now. I have always wanted to paint my own flower pots.

  23. Such a beautiful keepsake! I wish i had one of these for each of my kiddos. I know I would never forget to water my plant if I had their cute faces modge-podged on the planter. Great idea! 🙂

  24. Wow, these are soooo cute! My mom is such a plant person herself…I may just do this activity with my kids for my mom!

  25. such a good idea! They turned out wonderful 🙂

    Southern Elle Style

  26. What a fun idea! We may have to do something like this for grandmothers this year.

  27. Adorable pots! And an adorable little model too!!

  28. Really cute! Great pics 🙂 That’s one pretty little munchkin!

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