Mother’s Day Garden Gift Basket

I am really excited to share this awesome Mother’s Day Garden Gift Basket with you!  It was really simple to make, but the presentation packs a punch, don’t you think?

 

Now, I’ve made my mother swear that she won’t visit the blog for the rest of the week so she doesn’t see what I made for her.  I hope she won’t – I really think this will be a fabulous surprise!

I have a hard time deciding on gift ideas for my mom.  She has enough “stuff”, she travels when and where she pleases, clothing isn’t something I’d be good at picking out for her….  This year, though, I was quite proud of myself.  I remembered hearing her talk about her plans for her garden, and my mind started working.
I came up with the idea for a Garden Gift Basket, but I wanted it to be unique.  I didn’t want to just throw a few things in a basket and call it a gift.  (Nothing wrong with that, but I wanted to dress it up a bit, you know what I mean?!)  You can make this quick and cute gift for your mom, too!
Here’s what you need:
How to make it:
Using the watering can as the “basket”, insert the floral foam blocks inside to fill the bottom and cut them to size as needed.
I got the floral foam blocks and the circles at the Dollar Tree.  Using my foam cutter, I cut the blocks down to size, then laid one circle on top.
For the garden tools, you’ll need something sturdy.  I used metal kabob skewers.

To attach each piece of the basket to the floral picks, simply use clear packaging tape.

 

Arrange each item until you are satisfied with the layout.   Make sure everything is visible at first glance, like a traditional gift basket.  Presentation really makes this gift pop!
You’re almost done!  Now you just need to cover the opening of the watering can.  There are several things you could do.  Here are a few ideas:
  • Attach floral moss with a hot glue gun.  It peels off easily so the watering can won’t be damaged, and adds a nice rustic look to the gift.
  • Purchase artificial flowers from the dollar store, pop off the stems, and hot glue the flowers to the foam and the can.
  • Get crafty and make flowers to add to the gift.
I had artificial flowers on hand, so that’s what I decided to go with.  With a little hot glue and the right placement, the foam is covered and the gift basket is complete!

 

I am so pleased with the outcome of this gift!  Too bad I can’t do this every year, huh?
I hope this has inspired you to be crafty and spoil your mom this year for Mother’s Day!
(No peeking, mom!!!)


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Create. Craft. Love.
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  1. onetoughmother says

    Thank you! :) I was tickled that it turned out as well as it did. Had it in my head and sometimes those ideas don’t work out. Thanks Adrianne!

  2. onetoughmother says

    I know, LOVE the pink watering can! I looked everywhere for one and never could find one I really, really liked until I saw that one on Amazon :) It’s perfect!

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