On Monday, we shared Painted Flower Pot Cupcakes. Today we are taking those flower pots and planting flowers in them! This is really simple, and a super fun way to repurpose the pots you made.
My kids love doing this and having them in our window (where they can water them and watch them grow). It also adds a lot of fun and color to the house. You won’t need much to make your flower pots.
To make your flower pot planters you will need:
- Painted flower pots from Monday (or you can get some terra cotta pots and paint them as desired)
- Potting soil
- Seeds or plants
- Gravel or small rocks
- Clay saucer to go under the pot to catch water when it comes out of the bottom
If you don’t have seeds, it is fun to go to the store and let your kiddos pick some out. Make sure it says for planters on them and watch the size – you don’t want something that grows 18” in a 4” pot – it won’t work well. Some that I suggest are daisies, violets, petunias, and dianthus. Or you could plant a herb garden or do succulents.
Once you have everything you need, take the pot and put a thin layer of rocks/gravel at the bottom. This will help keep it from sitting in water. Next, you will want to put soil in the pot. How much depends on if you are planting seeds or already grown plants. For seeds, fill it up to about ½ inch from the top. Put the seeds down then cover with a thin layer of dirt. Be soft in the watering so the seeds do get washed around.
For an already grown plant, put a small amount of soil in the bottom on the rocks, then put the flower/plant in. Then carefully fill in soil around it and lightly push it down to secure it. Lightly water it.
Share your pictures with us
These are really cute and a great way to help your kids learn some responsibility in caring for plants. I would love to see pictures of your flower pots! Post them on social media and be sure to tag me (@CoralieSeright on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter or @Lovebugspostcards on Facebook).