Handprint Flower Planter




This Mother’s Day, I wanted something that my mom could actually use. Something that my young kids could help with. And something that didn’t scream “my young kids helped with this”. I decided to use flower stencils, paints, and brushes to make my daughter’s handprints into flowers on a planter.

Here’s what you need:

-large planter (mine is from IKEA)
-Martha Stewart Crafts sea sponges and other brushes
-colorful crafts paints
-stencils, I used the Nautical Study, Playroom, and Typewriter Martha Stewart stencil packs
-clear gloss sealant

Let’s Get Started!


1. Stencil a border around the top using Sea Lavender satin paint and a rope stencil from the Nautical Study pack.

2. Paint your kid’s hand with the Mint satin paint. Plop ‘em on the planter or let them go wild. I wanted them to look like stems, so I tried to guide her towards the bottom of the planter.

3. Using the flower stencil sheet from the Playroom pack, add flowers in Habanero, Raspberry Ice, Carrot, Jonquil, and Surf satin paints. There were about 12 flowers on the sheet in different styles and sizes.

4. Using the stencil tape, create a border above the rope and paint over any finger prints your kids may or may not have snuck onto the project while you were taking care of the baby. AHEM. I used Surf satin paint.

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5. Take the Typewriter pack of adhesive stencils, peel, stick, and stencil the year onto your planter. These were one of my favorites and again, so easy to use.

6. (not shown) Take a clear gloss sealant, and spray it over the planter to seal everything.




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  1. says

    I don’t know what I would make with all those goodies, but I sure would love to get my hand on them!! What a pile of fun. You flower pot is adorable.

  2. says

    I love that this doesn’t look like the typical kid craft but that their work is an integral part of the design. Nicely done! (And I’m with you on the self-adhesive stencils. They are AWESOME!!)

    • says

      thank you so much, Suzonne! That was part of my mission, so I’m glad it turned out not so macaroni-frame-ish. ;)

      Aren’t those stencils awesome?! I have so many more projects I want to use them for. Thanks for visiting!

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