I love thinking of new ways to preserve all of my favorite pictures. They don’t really do me any good taking up space in my smartphone, or stuffed away in a drawer somewhere. I want to display them loud and proud. I was looking on Pinterest (I know…) for creative Mother’s Day ideas and I stumbled upon something similar to this flower pot craft idea and decided I would make my own version. It was super easy to make and looks beautiful once it’s finished. These make such a thoughtful gift idea. Materials needed: – Clay flower pot – A ton of your favorite pictures – Super glue or any other craft glue – Paint color of choice – Mod Podge – to seal your pictures and make them waterproof – Paint brush or sponges for painting Paint your clay pot the color of choice. Being that we are a family of all girls, naturally we went with pink… All pink everything! It took a few coats to completely cover the entire thing so that none of the clay color would show. We did paint some of the inside also, but not all the way down. While this is drying you can start figuring out how you would like your pictures arranged and cut them to size. Glue your first picture as a starting point and then work your way around covering as much of the pot as you would like. I covered almost the whole thing, letting some of the pink color show in a few places for pizzaz. Once you have all of your pictures glued on and they are completely dry, you can begin covering it in Mod Podge. You will want to do very thin coats making sure the pot is covered evenly. Let dry and apply another coat. I did this 3-4 times until I knew there weren’t any cracks or spots that weren’t covered. Plant your favorite flowers and enjoy! We gave this to MamaK for the front porch of her farm. It looks beautiful and has some of our favorite memories covering it. A gift that will last a lifetime. Those are my favorite!
I think she liked it… 🙂 I would love to see all of your favorite picture craft ideas! Share them below:
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) saysMay 26, 2015 at 7:57 am
I absolutely love it. My mom’s birthday is coming up soon and this would be an awesome gift idea.
Sandy saysMay 26, 2015 at 8:04 am
I love decoupage, so I will have to try this with my girls! Fun idea! 🙂
Jeanine saysMay 26, 2015 at 10:45 am
I love this! What an adorable and easy idea. I could do this with my kiddos no problem. So creative!
BellaVidaLetty saysMay 26, 2015 at 12:28 pm
This would make a fun activity for the summer.
Carol Cassara saysMay 26, 2015 at 2:05 pm
Kids would love this summer activity craft!
Mama to 5 BLessings saysMay 26, 2015 at 3:08 pm
What a cute idea. This would be a great gift for grandparents to have their grandchildren on.
Liz Mays saysMay 26, 2015 at 3:18 pm
That’s such a cool idea! I bet she’s so happy to have one of these for her porch!
Britney saysMay 26, 2015 at 3:20 pm
This is so cute! What a fun summer activity to do with the kids!
vidya sudarsan saysMay 26, 2015 at 11:33 pm
Such a fun idea! My daughter is graduating high school.. maybe I will surprise her with a flower pot like this 🙂
Bismah saysMay 27, 2015 at 10:26 am
This is so beautiful! This would make a wonderful gift for any occasion!
Beth@FrugalFroggie saysMay 27, 2015 at 11:09 am
What a great idea. Both grandmas would have loved this for Mother’s Day. Maybe next year.
Laurie saysJune 3, 2015 at 8:58 am
Such a fun idea! I love this idea for my girls going away to college, to bring some happy family times with them. Thank you for sharing with us at Brag About It!
Joann Woolley saysJune 3, 2015 at 11:55 pm
What a cute idea for giving a personal gift too!
Elaine @cookinandcraftin.com saysJune 4, 2015 at 7:44 am
This is a super cute idea!! Love it!! I would love if you stopped by My place and shared your stuff on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday – Link Party!!
Have a great Weekend!!
Kristi saysJune 9, 2015 at 3:27 pm
What fun! I’m going to have to try this with my kiddos. Thanks for sharing at #homemattersparty
Edna Williams saysJanuary 6, 2016 at 10:42 am
I would love to do this! So great! Thanks for sharing!