Create this multi-use Mother’s Day planter to house mom’s favorite flowers, craft supplies or trinkets. She will love the heartfelt effort of a DIY Mother’s Day gift!
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Hello there, friends! I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend and that you’re having a great week! After Easter passes my crafting calendar goals move on to Mother’s Day. I’m pretty excited to be celebrating my first Mother’s Day as a mom this year, which has made me all the more appreciative of my wonderful beyond belief mom.
I wanted to make her something really special this year and a DIY Mother’s Day planter popped into my head right away. My mom loves gardening and admiring her flowers so I thought this floral-inspired planter would be the perfect way to go. And hello, have you met me?! Of course the occasion calls for my Cricut® Explore Air™ 2 Special Edition, Martha Stewart Machine Bundle. I fell in love with this “MOM” cut file in Cricut Design Space and wanted to add some interest to the sides with the pretty Martha Stewart swirl border. The swirl image is one of the many Martha Stewart images in Design Space (along with tons of adorable Martha projects that are included in the Martha machine bundle).
Here’s how you can make a Mother’s Day planter for the mom in your life!
DIY Mother’s Day Planter with Cricut & Martha Stewart
- Wood planter
- Cricut Martha machine
- DIY Mother’s Day planter cut file
- Cricut Martha Stewart Iron-on
- Weeder Tool
- Cricut Martha Stewart EasyPress 2
Open the DIY Mother’s Day planter cut file in Design Space. My planter box is 12″ x 4″ and the ends are 5.75″ x 4″ so if your planter is a different size you can customize the cut file to fit the size of your planter. I decided to just use one layer of the swirl image for the sides of the planter box so I hid the bottom layer. You can always click the eye to hide an element of an image that you don’t want to use.
When you’re ready to cut iron-on, remember to always click on mirror.
Load your iron-on material shiny side down and turn the knob on your Cricut Martha machine to iron-on. Cut each part of the image. I used the the coral and blue colors from the Cricut Martha Stewart Iron-on Nautical collection as well as the Mint Cricut Martha Stewart Iron-on but feel free to use any iron-on that you’d like. The Cricut Martha machine can cut dozens of materials like a champ.
Weed away the negative space from the designs with a weeder tool.
Start with the O in the center of the planter and position the liner onto the box. Add the 2 M’s to either side equidistant.
Follow the EasyPress setting guide for applying the iron-on to your planter box. Ensure that the iron-on has fully adhered to the box before peeling away the liner. If it is peeling up, press again in 10 second intervals until the liner easily peels away leaving the design on the box. Repeat steps with the swirls on the sides of the planter box.
Your Mother’s Day Planter is complete! It’s ready to fill with fresh or faux flowers and gift to mom.
Another great use for this planter box would be to fill it with craft supplies to help mom organize her desk while reminding her of your thoughtful gift. Ever since you gave her your 5 year old artwork as a Mother’s Day gift, heartfelt handmade gifts still touch her heart.
I’m not able to get the cricut file to work for me. Is there a trick or another way to do it?
Hi Rachel, oh my gosh I’m so so sorry for the late reply! I’ve taken some personal time away and didn’t realize I had so many pending questions! Cricut recently changed their link system so I’m having to go back through and relink alllll of my old posts! This one should work now: https://cricut.pxf.io/4eV4ZG
Awwww what a great idea for a Mom’s Day gift.. or other occasions too
Thanks so much Simona! 🙂
This is such a lovely idea! I love how versatile this planter is.
Thanks so much Cyna!
Very cute idea
Thanks Debbie! 🙂