I am SERIOUSLY SOOOOO excited to have my amazing blog friend Taryn here today to share a simply sweet and perfect project with us…. Isn’t it great to have blog friends that are willing to cover for you when you can’t seem to make the time to craft and share?! … in my case I am spending ALL of my spare time on my house projects :) I am one lucky gal!!!! Anyways…. seriously if you don’t know Taryn’s blog Design, Dining + Diapers—-go over to her place and get to know her…. she inspires me with each and every one of her projects!!!! Now take it away Taryn!
Hello new friends! I am so excited to be here today at Crafty Scrappy Happy! Jaime is one of the sweetest bloggers I know and I feel so honored to call her a friend. I don’t know about you but I am DYING to see what she does with her new home. She is one talented lady and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with. I know it’s going to be nothing short of amazing.
In case we’ve never met before, I’m Taryn from Design, Dining + Diapers. I live in the Pacific Northwest with my husband, 14 month old baby girl and our spunky Golden Retriever. When I’m not busy being a mom or part-time freelancer, you can find me blogging about DIY home decor, crafts, sewing projects, and allergy friendly foods!
Today, I’m sharing an inexpensive yet personalized gift I made for Mother’s Day this year. I know the day has already come and gone but this gift can easily be adapted for teachers, friends or just because!
Would you have guessed these started out as mix-matched flower pots from the dollar store? I customized each flower pot to match the personality and decor style of my mother, mother-in-law and grandma. If these were going in my home, I would have painted them white (because everything is turning white in my house these days), but I wanted them to match their current decor.
I started out with these simple flower pots from the dollar store and gave them two coats of black spray paint. Super simple. Next, I personalized each pot by adding embellishments special to each recipient. The possibilities are truly endless!
(Left) Decorated with red binding tape and white ric-rac (Middle) Decorated with white and hot pink satin ribbon and a pretty ribbon flower (Right) Decorating with cream satin ribbon and rust ribbon.
Next, using my Silhouette Cameo, I whipped up these customized tags that coordinated with each flower pot. The saying reads “A Garden of Love Grows in a Grandma’s Heart” (and for the record, I did not come up with the quote but I have yet to discover who the original author is). This is where you can personalize the tags to fit any occasion, ie. “A Garden of Love Grows in a Mother’s/Teacher’s/Friend’s Heart”. BUT if you like the quote you can still use it for National Grandparent’s Day coming up in September
Here is the pink themed flower pot for my mother-in-law.
Red and cream for my grandma (who just turned 90!).
And rust and black for my momma.
Thanks for letting me visit with you today! Here are a few other projects you can find on my little ole blog:
Perfectly wonderful right?! Now seriously go over to Taryn’s blog and get to know her!!!