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DIY Mason Jar Succulent and Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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I can’t believe Mother’s Day is less than a week away… Sorry this is kinda late getting to you! I literally didn’t make our Mother’s Day gifts until last night… ah!

Since having children we’ve transitioned from buying gifts for our mothers to making them gifts from our kids. So, each year we get our mom’s a card from us and give them a homemade gift from the kiddos. This year I chose to make them each a fun DIY mason jar succulent planter, personalized with the kids hand prints. They were super easy, and since I had most of the materials lying around only cost me $5 each! I’ll give you a quick tutorial for this idea and then below I’ve listed out the last 4 DIY projects I did for our Moms (with links to some other bloggers’ tutorials, in case you want to try them too!) Have fun, and if you’re a mom, Happy Mother’s Day! 🙂

DIY Mason Jar Succulent Planter



Using your foam brush, paint the entire bottom of jar with your chalk paint. From the bottom of the cap-rim, all the way around and on the very bottom too. I gave it two coats with about an hour to dry in between.



Next, apply acrylic paint to the palm of your child’s hand and press it onto the side of the jar. I chose to do my kid’s hand prints in two different colors, but you could definitely do them the same color too. Let dry.


Using your sand paper, apply light pressure to the jar and remove the paint from the writing or markings on the jar. I liked the look of a worn, rustic mason jar, so I chose to sand mine down. You wouldn’t have to do this if you like the look of a brighter, more fully covered jar! I also wanted to make note of when this was made, so I used a sharpie paint pen to write “Mother’s Day 2017” and my kid’s ages on the bottom.



Lastly, add a bit of potting soil to the bottom and plant your succulent in your jar! I got our succulents from Home Depot for just $5/piece and they had lots of different kinds to choose from.

And that’s it! Simple, easy, and inexpensive! And yet, they’re still pretty. I definitely like making things that are personalized from the kids but still nice looking decor. 🙂


Here are a few other DIY Mother’s Day gifts I’ve tried over the years too:

Bib Necklace from Tatertots and Jello

Brag Book from Nalle’s House

 You are my Sunshine Canvas from Twin Dragonfly Designs

We “Heart” Grandma Photos – This was one I did without a tutorial last year. 🙂

I hope you’re feeling inspired to go out and DIY a cute gift for your mom or grandma! Let me know if you have any questions!


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