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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!).

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Mother’s Day Herb Planters
Recipe Type: Craft
Author: Stephanie Rose
Ingredients
  • 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 [url href=”https://www.evermine.com/tags/GM-14/” target=”_blank”]personalized round tag[/url] reading: For all your sage advice and thyme, happy Mother’s Day
  • Garden twine
Instructions
To Make the Pot:
  1. [img src=”https://bdn.evermine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/IMG_1713.jpg” width=”680″ height=”453″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”Mother’s Day Herb Planters | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com”]
  2. 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.
  3. [img src=”https://bdn.evermine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/IMG_1720.jpg” width=”680″ height=”549″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”Mother’s Day Herb Planters | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com”]
  4. 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.
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  6. Set the pot to dry on a sheet of parchment paper and repeat the process again if you want more paint coverage.
To Make the Mother’s Day Herb Planter
  1. [img src=”https://bdn.evermine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/IMG_1830.jpg” width=”680″ height=”1020″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”Mother’s Day Herb Planter | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com”]
  2. 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.
  3. [img src=”https://bdn.evermine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/IMG_1838.jpg” width=”680″ height=”453″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”Mother’s Day Herb Planters | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com”]
  4. Tie a [url href=”https://www.evermine.com/tags/GM-14/” target=”_blank”]circle tag[/url] 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!
  5. [img src=”https://bdn.evermine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/IMG_1835.jpg” width=”680″ height=”1020″ class=”alignnone size-full” title=”Mother’s Day Herb Planter | Evermine Blog | www.evermine.com”]

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Stephanie Rose (96 Posts)
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Stephanie Rose is a gardener who lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada, where she has grown over 100 edibles, 400 perennials, and countless other plants in her small urban yard; a hobby that continues to grow with each season. Stephanie writes DIY garden projects, yummy recipes and crafty goodness at Garden Therapy where she hopes you will find something to inspire you to get outside for a little, well, garden therapy.


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