Since having children we’ve transitioned from buying gifts for our mothers to making them gifts from our kids. So, each year we get our mom’s a card from us and give them a homemade gift from the kiddos. This year I chose to make them each a fun DIY mason jar succulent planter, personalized with the kids hand prints. They were super easy, and since I had most of the materials lying around only cost me $5 each! I’ll give you a quick tutorial for this idea .Have fun, and if you’re a mom, Happy Mother’s Day! 🙂

Succulent Planter

MATERIALS NEEDED:

STEP 1: PAINT THE JAR

Using your foam brush, paint the entire bottom of jar with your chalk paint. From the bottom of the cap-rim, all the way around and on the very bottom too. I gave it two coats with about an hour to dry in between.

STEP 2: APPLY HAND PRINTS

Next, apply acrylic paint to the palm of your child’s hand and press it onto the side of the jar. I chose to do my kid’s hand prints in two different colors, but you could definitely do them the same color too. Let dry.

STEP 3: SAND AND PERSONALIZE

Using your sand paper, apply light pressure to the jar and remove the paint from the writing or markings on the jar. I liked the look of a worn, rustic mason jar, so I chose to sand mine down. You wouldn’t have to do this if you like the look of a brighter, more fully covered jar! I also wanted to make note of when this was made, so I used a sharpie paint pen to write “Mother’s Day 2024” and my kid’s ages on the bottom.

STEP 4: PLANT SUCCULENT

Lastly, add a bit of potting soil to the bottom and plant your succulent in your jar!

And that’s it! Simple, easy, and inexpensive! And yet, they’re still pretty. I definitely like making things that are personalized from the kids but still nice looking decor. 🙂

 I hope you’re feeling inspired to go out and DIY a cute gift for your mom or grandma! Let me know if you have any questions!

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