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5 Mother’s Day Projects to Make Mom Proud

Lucy Mercer
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Make your gardening Mom proud with five of our favorite DIY projects this Mother’s Day.

1. Terra cotta pots are versatile, inexpensive and a perfect place to start for a craft project. Decorate an 8-inch terra cotta pot and fill with pansies and a hurricane chimney for a springtime centerpiece. 

More do-it-yourself projects to give to Mom:


2. A whiskey barrel planter filled with annuals is a front porch favorite. It takes just a few steps to put together a barrel full of blooms.



3. The green roof birdhouse is perfect for the ecologically minded mom, and brings more heat-loving succulents to your landscape.



4. This do-it-yourself patio or garden cart may be a promise for Mother’s Day, with a gift card. But what a summer full of fun, with a place for ice buckets and glassware and everything for outdoor entertaining. Or outfit it with tools, terra cotta pots and potting mix for a functional garden cart.



5. If Mom is an indoor gardener, shop the Garden Center for houseplants like anthurium and African violets and coordinate with a pretty container for a one-of-a-kind dish garden


For more quick ideas, check out these lists:

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