For Mother’s Day this year, I wanted to create a gift that I could give to my mom, mother-in-law, grandmother and all of my close mom friends, so I created this mother’s day herb planter. It’s thoughtful and pretty, and it can be transplanted to the garden or displayed on a windowsill. This version takes a traditional clay pot and adds a bit of spice with a decorating technique that will keep mom guessing… (Psst: it’s nail polish marbling!).
- Clay plant pot
- Plastic tub large enough for the pot to fit in lengthwise
- Nail polish in 3 complementary colors
- BBQ skewer
- Tongs or rubber gloves
- Parchment paper
- Small potted sage and thyme
- Potting soil
- A personalized round tag reading: For all your sage advice and thyme, happy Mother’s Day
- Garden twine
- Fill a large plastic tub with warm water. Working quickly, add in a few drops of nail polish in at least three colors and stir them up a bit with the skewer. Start with just a few drops of nail polish; you can always add more when you get the hang of it. Too much nail polish can result in a gloppy texture and muddled colors.
- Dip the plant pot into the water using the tongs and turn it to cover all sides. The nail polish should adhere to the pot easily.
- Set the pot to dry on a sheet of parchment paper and repeat the process again if you want more paint coverage.
- Choose small potted sage and thyme plants that are healthy-looking and free from pests. Add potting soil and transplant the herbs to the planter.
- Tie a circle tag with the message, “For all your sage advice and thyme, happy Mother’s Day” onto the pot with garden twine. This would also make a wonderful teacher appreciation gift!
Used In This Project:
- Circle Hang Tag • I chose the “Garden Romance” style in lime.
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