Stop buying those cheaply made flower pot designs at Walmart, and make yours personal with this DIY Flower Pot! Give a gift you make yourself for half the cost and in a short time!
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I know it’s habit for us to be running behind and to grab a pre-designed flower pot from Walmart. They come with a cute bow, the flowers are designed to be planted together, and alre already in a pot ready to gift. BUT, it’s so much more personal and special if you choose what goes in it. It takes just a few minutes, and a few dollars to make a plant for gift-giving like I’m going to show you with this DIY Flower Pot!
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DIY Flower Pot
You will need:
Flower pot (I found mine at Walmart for $0.97)
Leafy plant in a six-pack or 4″ pot
Six-pack of flowers
4″ potted flower (the inches refer to the size of the pot the plant is in)
Wooden character (I found mine at Walmart in the craft section for like $0.50)
Ribbon for a bow
Hot glue gun
Watch the video below to see the steps to make your DIY Flower Pot:
To add the cute wooden character and bow to finish it off for gifting, I use wooden skewers and hot glue. Just glue the wooden character to the skewer stick and put it in the plant. Glue a bow to a skewer stick and to the same to complete your DIY Flower Pot.
If you’re not very familar with planting or flowers, there are some things you should know. Read the info below to make sure your DIY Flower Pot turns out awesome!
Make sure the plants work well together.
I don’t mean just color. Check the tags in the plants to see what type of sun they need. Some plants need full shade, while others need full sun. Check those tags as you’re choosing your plants for the best results. Keep sunny plants together, and shady plants together.
Don’t pack your dirt too tightly.
You will keep the plants from growing and getting as much water as they need if you pack the soil in the pot too tightly. FIll it about 2/3 full before adding in the plants, and then add the rest of the dirt to finish it off once the plants are in the pot.
Don’t shove too many plants into a pot.
Plants grow quickly. While it’s assumed that the plants in the pot you gift will soon outgrow their pot, you shouldn’t overcrowd with too many flowers. In an 8″ pot you will likely only be able to fit a couple of 4″ plants, and a couple of the plants from the six-pack. Any more than that and your plants won’t have room to thrive.