Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Monday! / Chalkboard Flower Pots

Happy Monday, fffffolks!  Yes, the beginning of a brand-new week is upon us! Is it just me, or does this month—okay, this whole year—seem to be flying by at a break-neck pace? Anyway, I promised to show you the gifts our church gave to all the mothers for Mother’s Day!

These cute little flowerpots were only $0.78 apiece at Walmart.  I sprayed them with two coats of Krylon chalkboard paint ($3.70 for one can, which painted all 12 = $0.31/apiece).  

(Side note: I am officially in LOVE with chalkboard paint! J I’ve seen so many cool projects made with it, and I can’t wait to use the leftovers on a really neat project I can’t wait to show you!) Anyway, the next step was hot gluing a ribbon band & bow ($4.32 for 9 yards = $0.36 per pot) around the top of each pot.

I put my kiddos to work coloring each pot with chalk, then erasing it (the required step before you can write on the new chalkboard surface). Each pot reads, “Mothers plant the seeds of love”—though they can easily erase it and write whatever they want on it.

Inside each of the chalkboard flower pots is a pot of chrysanthemums ($0.98 each) with a special Mother’s Day tag, and a silk flower pen. The flower pens were a crazy easy project (so easy I actually had my Sunday School girls make some for their moms on Sunday morning!), and only cost $4.00 for the twelve (including the pens, silk flowers, and floral tape), or about $0.33 apiece!

All together, each adorable Mother’s Day gift cost only $2.76! Crazy, eh?

So, what do you think? Did you make any special crafts for Mother’s Day?

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1 comment :

  1. I love the idea of using chalkboard paint! You can decorate it your own way!


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