DIY Plant Pots: Easy & Personalized Plant Gifts (Part 1)

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to show Mom you care than with a personalized plant pot she’ll cherish? The beauty of this project is its versatility – you can create stunning DIY planters that are both budget-friendly and bursting with personality.

This two-part series will guide you through a variety of easy and customizable ideas. Whether you choose a classic terracotta pot or get creative with baskets, wooden boxes, or even unexpected finds, the possibilities are endless! Let’s transform ordinary planters into extraordinary gifts for Mom (or any occasion)!

If you are looking for a budget-friendly gift, herbs are inexpensive. You can purchase herbs at Lowes or local nurseries ranging from $2.49-$3.99. I did buy a large basil container for $6.49. It had about six plants.

In a 12″ diameter planter, I used two small pots of cilantro and tarragon, one large pot of basil, and one small pot of Rosemary.

Easy DIY Plant Gifts Part I A

You need to fill the planter with potting soil. I like to use a spade to make holes in the potting soil.

Easy DIY Plant Gifts Part I B

Lowes had a great selection of herbs. Another idea is a do-it-yourself Italian Herb Pot for someone who loves to cook. You could use basil, marjoram, oregano, and rosemary.

Easy DIY Plant Gifts Part I D

How about a Cocktail Garden/Bartender’s Garden? Your container would include the following herbs: basil, mint, rosemary, lavender, or sage.

Easy DIY Plant Gifts Part I F

Adding a marker to your planter gives it that extra touch. This marker was less than $2. You can also add markers with the herb names written on them.

Easy DIY Plant Gifts Part I E

Does this look amazing? Who wouldn’t love a gift like this one?

Easy DIY Plant Gifts Part I G

Here I have placed the container right in my herb garden. It adds texture to my garden.

The second idea is an easy succulent planter. Succulents thrive in a nice sunny place outdoors. It’s hard to kill succulents since they do not require a lot of water.

Easy DIY Plant Gifts Part I 1

Unlike the herb planter, you will need to fill this planter up to the top with potting soil. Succulents have fewer roots than herbs.

Easy DIY Plant Gifts Part I 2

You can see, I selected a variety of succulents. The succulents were a little more than the herbs. The plants ranged from $3.99-$4.99 for the smaller plants and $6.99 for the large ones.

Easy DIY Plant Gifts Part I 3

The front two plants are not succulents. They are Wojo Jems. A vine that will spill over the pot and grow down for some visual interest. The Wojo Jems were $2.49 each.

Easy DIY Plant Gifts Part I 4

I always will loosen up the dirt and roots before planting. The plant becomes root bound in the greenhouse containers. By doing this, you will help the plant to grow.

Easy DIY Plant Gifts Part I 5

Place your succulents in the potting mixture and space to give the plant room to grow.

Easy DIY Plant Gifts Part I 6

Once you finish planting, it is time to give the plants a good soak of water. The potting soil is very dry and will require an ample amount of water in the beginning. You will water when the soil becomes very dry.

Easy DIY Plant Gifts Part I 7

All of the color variations from the plants make this a lovely homemade gift.

Easy DIY Plant Gifts Part I 8

Stay tuned for Part 2, tomorrow we will more ways to personalize your DIY plant pots. In the meantime, why not treat yourself to a project for your home? These easy planters are a wonderful way to add a touch of personality to your indoor or outdoor space.

P.S. Looking for an extra special Mother’s Day project? Check out my DIY Painted Planter tutorial here– it’s the perfect way to create a one-of-a-kind gift that Mom will treasure!

Hope you have an amazing day!

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