Mother's Day DIY: Watering Can Planter

mother's day watering can planter

For virtually all of my adulthood I have gifted my mom with fresh flowers from our local farmer's market for Mother's Day. I typically just grab a vase out of her cabinet, stick in the flowers, and call it a day. I mean, who doesn't love getting flowers, but this year I got to thinking. Many moms subscribe to the "it's the thought that counts" philosophy when it comes to receiving gifts, especially when the gifter is one of their children. Even better, what mom doesn't love to receive a gift that one of her children spent time making. This year, I decided to combine my mom's love of a beautiful spring bouquet with this easy but adorable DIY!

watering can

You Will Need:

-1 Watering can

-1 Can of Spray Paint


-Acrylic paint in the color of your choice

-Fresh Flowers

mothers day diy- painted watering can

First, spray paint your watering can. It is probably going take a few coats, depending on the paint you selected. The color shown here is a glossy ivory.

i love you watering can

Next, using the acrylic paint, paint a sweet personal message or design. This is the fun part because you can get as creative as you like. I think it would be really adorable to let the kids do this part, if they are helping you with your craft!

mother's day watering can diyFinally, fill up your watering can and stick in your fresh flowers. Adorable, easy, and way more meaningful than grabbing a vase out of my mom's cabinet. :)

Do you luvvly ladies have any Mother's Day gift traditions or ideas? We would love to hear them!


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