It can be hard to think of a great Mother’s Day gift for your Mom year after year. I usually always buy something for my Mom but in recent years I have enjoyed making her gifts myself. My Mom and I both do a lot of home-cooking and we liked to use fresh herbs, we have never grown our own before though. So this year I decided to make an herb garden for my Mom. It may look like a lot of work, but I promise you it is not. It was super easy and the kids can even help you!
- clay pots (I used 6, but you can use many as you would like. Depending on how many herbs you want to grow.)
- acrylic paint (several colors or you can paint all of the pots the same color, or not even paint them at all.)
- potting soil
- herb seeds (as many as you want to grow.)
- stencils (optional)
If you have decided to paint your clay pots – make sure to lay newspaper or something similar down before you start painting. You may want to spray the pots with a sealant because the clay pots are very porous and might soak up some of the paint. You can use any kind of paintbrush that you would like. I like to use craft brushes.
You may want to give the pots and plates more than one coat of paint depending on how bright you want the colors. After the paint has completely dried, then you can do something for Mother’s Day. You can write your mom’s name on the pots using stencils. Or you could write Mom, Mommy or Mother using stencils. Or you could make fun patterns. You can choose whatever you would like to make them special for YOUR mother.
Pack each pot with ‘potting mix’. I always try to find bags marked with potting mix and not potting soil. They always seem to work better. Fill each pot almost full. Make a few holes with a pencil halfway down in the dirt and drop some herb seeds in, then cover the holes over. Then I always like to sprinkle a few seeds on top.
You will want to put some labels on the pots so that you know which herbs are which. I just wrote the name of the herb on the bottom of all the pots so that I could write ‘Mother’ on them. Just make sure that you label them somewhere so that you do not get your herbs mixed up. Now all you have to do is make sure to put them in a window sill or a place that gets plenty of sunlight and make sure to water them. I usually do it once a day. You do not want to water them too much or neglect them too much either. Just find a happy medium. And deliver them to your Mother on Mother’s Day!!
Would your Mother enjoy a gift like this? What kind of mother’s day gifts do you like to give?
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