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DIY Flower Pot Perfect for Mother’s Day

This Mod Podge DIY flower pot is a great Mother’s Day gift for moms and grandparents alike – and would also make a great table centerpiece!

Skills Required: Beginner. I recommend having prior crafting experience before attempting this project, but it doesn’t have to be much. You’re going to be Mod Podging paper to terra cotta, which is relatively easy. Learn more here.

DIY flower pot

Hello, all! It’s Linda, from burlap+blue, here with another easy, crafty, and creative way to create with Mod Podge – a DIY flower pot! Spring isn’t officially here yet, but spring holidays are on my mind-especially Easter and Mother’s Day!

This decoupage DIY flower pot is a great Mother’s Day gift for moms and grandparents alike, and would also make an adorable Easter gift or centerpiece.

Here’s how to make a custom photo planter using decoupage medium and your own photos!

DIY Flower Pots

Gather These Supplies

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Step 1: I started by spray painting my planter white, but this is completely optional! To get your photos, use Photoshop or another photo editing software (I know most can do this!), to take your images and resize them.

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From just under the rim of my planter to the bottom was approximately 3″. I wanted to make two rows of photos, so I sized my photos 1.5″ tall by 1″ wide.

I resized 20 photos, and also converted them to black and white (also optional). Print out your photos onto glossy paper using laserjet ink.

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Step 2: Cut out your photos, and decoupage them onto your planter. This took a few minutes, so you may want to do this in front of an episode of your favorite show (I mod podged to Parenthood and the time flew by!).

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You’re halfway there!

This Mod Podge DIY flower pot is a great Mother's Day gift for moms and grandparents alike - and would also make a great table centerpiece!

Step 3: Once your photos are decoupaged down, let dry, and seal with three thin coats of Mod Podge, being sure to let each coat dry fully before applying the next. Use Mod Podge or hot glue to affix a length of ribbon around the rim of your planter.

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Step 4: For a finishing touch, add a bow to your planter! Take a length of ribbon and hot glue the two ends together (first picture above). Press the middle of the ribbon together in the center, and attach with another drop of glue (second picture above).

Take a smaller length of ribbon, wrap it around the middle, and hot glue it in place (third picture above). Take your finished bow and attach it to your planter.

This Mod Podge DIY flower pot is a great Mother's Day gift for moms and grandparents alike - and would also make a great table centerpiece!

And that’s it! Your DIY flower pot is complete. Add a plant, give a gift, and make someone’s day!

This Mod Podge DIY flower pot is a great Mother's Day gift for moms and grandparents alike - and would also make a great table centerpiece!

Thank you so much for letting me share my DIY photo planter with you all today!

This Mod Podge DIY flower pot is a great Mother's Day gift for moms and grandparents alike - and would also make a great table centerpiece!

DIY Flower Pots

Yield: 1 pot
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Active Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $3

Learn how to decorate a flower pot with photos and Mod Podge! This makes a great gift idea, especially for Mother's Day.

Materials

  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Photos printed with a laserjet printer
  • Ribbon
  • Terra Cotta Pot
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Spray Primer (optional)

Tools

  • Foam Brush
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Spray paint the planter white (optional). Let dry.
  2. Select photos for the project. Turn the photos to black and white and resize. I measured 3" from the bottom rim of my planter to the base, so I did two rows of photos that were 1.5" tall.
  3. Print out enough photos to cover your pot, on either dry inkjet or laserjet ink. This is to prevent smearing.
  4. Cut the photos out and set aside.
  5. Add a layer of Mod Podge to the planter. Choose one photo and smooth it down. Keep adding Mod Podge and photos until the planter is covered. Smooth thoroughly to remove bubbles. Let dry for 15 - 20 minutes.
  6. Seal with three thin coats of Mod Podge, letting dry between coats.
  7. Use Mod Podge or hot glue to affix a length of ribbon around the rim of your planter.
  8. For a finishing touch, add a bow to the planter. Take a length of ribbon and hot glue the two ends together. Press the middle of the ribbon together in the center, and attach with another drop of glue. Take a smaller length of ribbon, wrap it around the middle, and hot glue it in place.
  9. Attach this bow to the planter and let cool/dry completely before using.

Notes

One way to make the photo collage process easier is to make a paper template of the pot - then scan into photo editing software.

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Sarah @ 2paws Designs

Tuesday 17th of March 2015

What a great idea! This would make a fun gift especially for grandparents. Or maybe a party centerpiece? Plenty of ideas. Thanks for sharing!