Colorful Handmade Gifts for Mother’s Day

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Hanging flower pots painted in white and blue.
Many of us have very special ladies in our lives.  Women who have supported us through difficult times, given us guidance and cared for us, with want of nothing in return.  Whether this lady is your mom or someone who has always been there, show her that you appreciate all she has done this mother’s day holiday.
If you are finding it difficult to find the right gift, why not make something? We have a couple of moms here who love plants, so we decided our gift would be handmade, colorful, succulent pots with macrame hangers.
Materials needed:
Flower pots – assorted sizes
Paint- 1 or more colors (we used: Island Dream MQ4-20, Cameo White MQ3-32, and Misty Isle MQ3-19)
Plants- flowers or succulents
Potting soil
Paint brush
Yarn
Scissors
Beads (optional)
Masking tape
Step 1: Paint your pots
With your paintbrush and selected color/s paint the outside of the flower pots. Allow to dry 2 hours.  Apply a second coat if desired/necessary.
Person painting clay pots.
Step 2: Measure out yarn
Measure out twelve, four foot lengths of yarn.
White yarn.
Step 3: Tie off one end
Gather yarn ends and tie a knot at one end.  Make sure the lengths of yarn are even before doing so.
Yarn strands with a knot tying them together.
Step 4: Create yarn sections
Make 6 pairs of the yarn lengths.
White yarn with strands spread out.
Step 5: Tie a knot in each pair
For each pair tie a square knot 5cm from your first knot.
Ruler measuring a knot.
Step 6: Create new yarn sections
Pair adjacent yarn strands to create 6 new pairs.
White yarn with knots.
Step 7 (with beads): Tape off ends of your yarn strands
Tape off the ends of your yarn strands.  Doing this will make it easier to slide the beads onto the yarn.
White yarn with ends taped.
Step 7.1: Slide on beads
Slide the beads down so they are 12cm above your knots.
Beads added to white yarn.
Step 7 (no beads): Tie seconds set of knots
If you don’t want to use beads you can tie knots in their place. Repeat step 5, but tie your not 12cm from the last knot you made.
Step 8: Tie a knot at the top
Tie the loose ends together with another knot at the top.
White yarn turned into potted plant holder.
Step 9: Pot your plants
Place your plants in the pots and fill with dirt as needed.
Adding plants to the painted clay pots.
Step 10: Hang Pots
Place your pots into your macrame hanger.  Be sure to support your pot until it’s properly supported.
Hanging flower pots painted in white and blue.
Present to your gift, handmade with love, to that special lady!
Colorfully yours,
-Quinn

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