Mother’s Day is nearly here, and you know she’s wondering what you’re gonna give her. If you’re still stumped on how to show mom just how much you appreciate her, why not go back to the basics and make her something special? We’re not talking about the macaroni necklaces and finger paint portraits of days gone by (although, who doesn’t love a good pasta-based statement piece?), but something slightly more sophisticated.
Today, we’ve got three projects that are sure to please her, and the best part? They’re all super simple. So you can show your gratitude this Mother’s Day without breaking a sweat. Check out the steps, below:
Tea Tin Herb Planters
Organic potting mix (be sure it’s food safe)
Herbs of your choice (we used sage, rosemary, and mint)
Large tea tins
An awl or large nail
1. Clean the tea tins using soap and water. Allow to dry. Create three drainage holes in the bottom of each tin using your hammer and awl/nail.
2. Select the plant you’d like to repot first and remove it from its container. Loosen the root ball by breaking up the soil a bit with your hands. Add some potting mix to the bottom of the tea tin, and then drop in the plant. Use more potting soil to fill in around the plant. You want to tin to be full and the plant to sit firmly in the tin, but don’t pack down the soil.
4. Once you’ve potted all of your plants, soak each one with water and allow to drain. Follow the instructions for care that came with the herbs. Most indoor herbs do well in a south or east-facing window that gets at least a few hours of direct sunlight each day.
Botanical Photo Frame
Flowers (dried or faux)
A plain photo frame
Hot glue gun & hot glue sticks
1. Decide on how you plan to decorate the frame.
3. Trim the stems off all of the flowers you’ll be using.
4. Once your hot glue gun is warmed up, use affix the flowers to the frame with the glue.
Plain white tiles
1. Cover the tiles with the painter’s tape.
2. Use the X-Acto knife to cut out any designs you would like to add.
3. Spray the tiles with a thin layer of spray paint and allow to dry. Repeat until the gold is opaque.
4. Carefully remove the tape.