Every year since my kids were born, they have created a handprint gift for their grandparents. We had created bells, reindeer, snowmen ornaments and even foot angels – just to name a few. No matter what we’ve made, their grandparents absolutely treasured it.
The more I thought about what they had made in the past, the more I realized that their grandparents can only enjoy those items for a few weeks a year – because they are all Christmas decorations!
So, I racked my brain for an idea that they could enjoy any time of the year when I looked up and saw the planter in my garden window. It hit me – flower pots!! So, I jumped in with both feet and just figured it out as I went along and the result was the perfect grandparent’s day gift idea – handprint flower pots!
What I loved is that since I had the paints here, it cost me only $17 for 2 gifts — which are completely one of a kind!
HANDMADE FLOWER POT
Terracotta Pot (size depends upon how many handprints you want to include on it, but 6″ is pretty good)
White Satin Spray Paint (if you can’t find a pot already in white)
Decorative paints in colors of your choice
Small paint brushes
Clear coat spray (satin finish)
Clean off the pot so there is no dirt or residue on it. Then, lightly spray the entire pot with spray paint. Allow it to dry between coats. It may take anywhere from 3 – 4 coats to get good coverage.
Then put paint your kids’ hands and help them place their handprint onto the pot. I painted my kids’ names below each of mine, but you do not need to if you don’t wish.
I added more color by painting small dots around the rim of the pot. You can add any designs or anything you wish to make your pot look original.
Then, add any saying you want. I said “Grandkids are souls in bloom,” but you can put anything you want onto yours.
The last thing I did was paint the year on the inside so they would always remember when they received it.
I finished the gift by adding in seeds, dirt, garden gloves and a trowel, so they could actually plan their seeds! I allowed my kids to help as much as they could – and they had fun! The result is a unique, and personalized gift, that my children’s grandparents are going to love!!