Friday, May 6, 2016

last minute DIY mother's day gift

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Can you believe Mother's Day is almost here?! I'm a little sentimental this year because it's my first Mother's Day with Lilli outside of my belly.

I put together this gift for both my mom and my mother-in-law for their birthdays, but I thought it would be the perfect gift for Mother's Day.

Reasons this is a good gift: one) it's easy. two) it's cheap. three) it's freakin adorable.

candle flower pot

materials needed:

- a pot
- non-toxic paint (I use THIS brand)
- various small candles (shop votives HERE and tarts HERE)
- styrofoam
- tissue paper
- cake pop sticks (I used THESE)
- washi tape
- anything else you want to stick in the pot


- I did the hand prints on the pot first. I rolled some non-toxic paint on Lilli's hands and stuck her hand on the pot to make a "flower". Then I painted little stems with leaves for the finishing touches.

- Then I cut the styrofoam to fit inside the pot. Make sure you get some styrofoam that easy to push sticks into. I found that out the hard way. Get the softer styrofoam.

- I stuck the styrofoam into the pot and put some mint green tissue paper on top. Then I cut up some washi tape strips, and taped the candles onto the cake pop sticks. You could also probably hot glue them, or get some skewers and just stick them in the candle.

- And for the finale, I stuck the flower-candle-dodad sticks into the styrofoam in the pot, along with some sparkly butterfly things I found in the craft section and tada: cutest gift ever.

Have the most wonderful Mother's Day, mamas!

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  1. so cute!!! I want to make this now haha

    1. Let me know how it turns out if you end up making it!!