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Sweet Succulents for Mom - Mother's Day DIY

I can't believe it's already May!  Mother's Day is around the corner, and I've been busy brainstorming the perfect gift for the occasion.  This beautiful Spring weather has inspired me to spend more time outdoors, and gardens everywhere seem to be telling me that gifting a succulent is a Mother's Day must.  Houseplants are a simple way to make a house feel like a home, and I can't think of a better recipient than my mom, the person who really made my childhood house homey.

If you've ever gifted a plant before, you probably know how challenging this sort of present is to wrap.  You don't want to hurt any delicate leaves, but you still want to add a touch of decoration, and preserve the joy of the unwrapping.  This DIY is the perfect solution.

Plant-loving Mamas everywhere, rejoice!  

We came up with the perfect method for beautifully wrapped plants, using our three wrapping sheets from our Spring Collection. Follow below to create your own:

Supplies Needed

Directions

  1. To start, wrap the potted plant like a cone.  Leave one corner up, centering behind the plant. Once it looks somewhat ice cream cone shaped, cut off the bottom part of the paper cone, about 1-2" below the bottom of the pot.
  2. Fold two sides of the bottom under (like you are wrapping a present); do the same with the other two sides. Tape and secure the bottom four flaps. This will help create a square and flat bottom for your wrapped plant to sit on.
  3. Place a stick (or in our case a sprig of lavender) into the soil of the plant.  Create a sign or mini card, and attach it.
  4. Our brightly colored wrap sheets are also great for collage - to make your attached card even sweater, cut out matching details from the wrapping sheets and add them for extra decoration.
  5. Gift to your momma and see the bright smile you've put on her face!

Be sure to check back in - I'll be posting more creative Mother's Day gifting ideas (complete with some sweet, free printables!) over the next week or so.   

     

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