Embellished Flower Pot Craft Tutorial

Mother’s Day was last week and I was in charge of coming up with a Mother’s Day present for all the women in our church, that the little kids could help make.  I searched the web and there were some really cute ideas out there, but nothing that just popped out at me.  So my idea is my own little creation gathered from all the other fun ideas out there.  It’s an embellished pot that can be used for holding either a recipe card or a picture, or note, anything really.

Although we made this for a Mother’s Day gift, I think you could make this fun craft with any group of girls, as an activity at a party, or to make with your kids to give to a teacher or grandma.  The pots cost about $3.00 to make, so pretty reasonable too!  Here’s a picture of the finished product:


As I mentioned in my last post, I recently took a photography class, so I’m going to be putting some of my new knowledge to use with lots of photos in the post.  I also will add that this is my first tutorial, so I apologize if it’s not perfect!

Here are the supplies you need for this project:

  • Pot from Ikea – $3.00 for a set of 3 pots that come in pink, green and blue.
  • Green styrofoam insert – $1.00 from Dollar Tree
  • Ribbon
  • Silk flowers (found at Hobby Lobby)
  • Gems
  • Popcicle sticks
  • Clothespins
  • Spray Paint
  • Paper shred
  • Glue dots

First thing you do is tie about a 1 foot piece of ribbon around the pot and secure with glue dots if needed.

Next, you will make your flower(s).  Do this by using a large glue dot to stick your gem to the middle of your small flower, then use another glue dot to secure the small flower to the large flower, and finally another glue dot to secure the finished flower to the pot.

You can create all sorts of fun color combinations!

Now you can embellish your pot with more jewels or flowers or nothing – whatever you want!



Make the picture holder by spray painting the popcicle sticks and clothespins and let them dry completely.  Once dry, glue them together with a hot glue gun.

Insert the sticks into the middle of the styrofoam.  Place the styrofoam into the pot and add the paper shred to cover up the styrofoam.  That’s it!  

I made a little card in Photoshop that said Happy Mother’s Day and attached it to all the pots.  Just for fun, here’s the 100+ pots the kids made! (Not the best picture, but you get the idea!)

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  1. says

    Wow, Hollly! These are super, super cute!! I can’t believe you had all the kids make these. Totally impressive, and perfect for Mother’s Day! I’m going to remember this for next year!


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