Mother’s Day DIY – Painted Succulent Planters


I have been a momma for almost 12 years, and I love jewelry, candles, flowers and chocolate but quite honestly I have enough of all of those. And I know my mom and mother-in-law are, too. So I asked myself “what would I like to get for Mother’s Day?” And the answer was so simple…somethings the boys could make me! So that is what spawned the idea to find an easy, inexpensive and kid friendly project we could do for the Grandmas.

 I have this thing for succulents right now, but I don’t have any in my home. So that is where it all started! I also wanted a cement planter, and I had found ways to make them, but they weren’t super easy and seamed to have lots of room for error, which with my luck is never a good idea! While doing a search on Amazon I found these vases that looked like cement, were small and just the right price! But they were so plain, so I started looking up ways to spruce them up! And found super cute painted vases! And, here is the tutorial that my boys helped with every step of the way!



Vases of your choice

Paint color(s) of your choice

Painters tape

Foam paint brush

Plants (real or fake)

Sharpie of your choice

Plant labels

Total cost per vase is about $9.60!

 We started off by taping vases in different patterns


Then, we painted 4 coats letting each coat fully dry.


Remove the tape

 Transfer plant


Write cute sayings on plant labels


Share with the Moms you love most!!!!


All my love,

Nichole Garcia

Southern Roots Midwest Wings

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Nichole is a thirty-something wife and mother currently living in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She was however, born and raised in Texas and lived there until her early 20s. Nichole was a Combat Medic in the US Army and met a boy in her Advanced Training. They were inseparable from the day they met and she moved to the Midwest for love. Their story is a crazy one but it’s theirs and simply because of that, it’s obvs her favorite! Nichole considers herself a Jack of Many Trades, yet Master of None. She works full time in corporate marketing and has a photography business. She loves to take pretty pictures (Squid Photography) and share love through a warm meal. Her schedule is always full and it makes her a little crazy sometimes but she covets all the relationships that have arisen from the chaos. Nichole’s biggest and greatest accomplishment was receiving the title of “Mother”. She and her husband, Jeremy, were triply blessed with handsome boys! Peyton John Michael, their oldest is 14, a high school freshman, and probably smarter than her! Middle son, Piercen Rush is 10, in 4th grade and has the kindest heart! Their youngest Sir Pennington Matthews is 8 going on 18, he is loud and crazy! She claims her house is always a mess, they are always coming or going and she and her husband barely talk about anything in the “Adult” category but she absolutely LOVES her life! And can’t wait to share it with you!