Planter DIY – Mother’s Day Gift

PLanter DIY


Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I have a simple weekend DIY gift that would be a perfect present to have your mom ready for spring.

PLanter DIY

For Brandon and I’s Christmas card 2 years ago we had included a potted plant with our house address since that year’s card doubled as our “we moved” announcements.  My mom commented how she liked the planter with the address and it would be nice to have one on their porch since their house address is only listed on the mailbox.  She is a tough one to shop for, so when she mentions something she would like, I take the hint.  And since I seem to be incharge of all gift giving in our house, I thought my mother-in-law may want one too.  For hers, I went with a simple “Welcome” since their house sits back in the woods, and the address is less important (and if you make it all the way up their drive-way, I would assume you know what the address is).

PLanter DIY

To start, I wrote the words myself and scanned them into the computer.  I used photoshop to separate the lettering and saved it as a PNG file to be able to open in the silhouette software. I used my Silhouette Curio to cut the vinyl to create the lettering and simple transferred the white vinyl onto a simple black self-watering planted pot.

PLanter DIY

I wanted to add a fancy little pop to the planter so I grabbed a beach spike and multipurposed it to add a smaller planted flower to the pot.  Again, I drew the design, scanned it in and created the silhouette file.

PLanter DIY

Then it was outside to plant the flowers!  I added ferns and these pretty purple flowers to finish off the look.

PLanter DIY

Self Watering Pot | Spikers | Vinyl c/o

Now the hard part is to keep these pretties alive till Mother’s Day!

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