How to Decorate Flower Pots for Mother's Day

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How to Decorate Flower Pots for Mother's Day
Decorate a flower pot for Mother's Day. (Tuscan flower pot image by Bryce Newell from

Flower pots make great Mother's Day presents. Children can personalise the flower pot they will give their mom by first drawing a design in pencil and then filling in the design with acrylic paint. Make the gift even more special by filling the pot with potting soil and growing a seed inside. The child can give his or her mom the pot when the seed has sprouted, and the flower planted in it will continue to brighten her days as it grows.

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Things you need

  • Small flower pot
  • Cloth or rag
  • Water
  • Pencil
  • Acrylic paint in a variety of colours
  • Paintbrushes
  • Permanent marker

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  1. 1

    Clean the outside of the flower pot with a damp cloth or rag.

  2. 2

    Draw a simple design in pencil such as flowers, a series of polka dots, or a phrase such as "Happy Mother's Day!" or "I Love You, Mom!"

  3. 3

    Paint over the pencil marks with acrylic paint in the desired colours. Allow paint to dry.

  4. 4

    Write your name and the date on the side of the flower pot in permanent marker.

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