Guest Post: The Children’s Craft Showcase

March 5, 2010

Hi All, I am MummyMad and I usually blog over at TheMadHouse and I am privileged to be doing a guest post over here at Kelly’s hiding place. I will start by telling you a little bit about me. I am a SAHM of two fantastic boys, Maxi who will be 5 in two weeks and mini who is 4 in June. We live and love in the NE of England and love spending time together.

I would like to introduce you to The Children’s Craft Showcase.

Inexpensive Mothers day Present

Terracotta Plants Pots
Emulsion paint (we got some tester pots, as we only have cream in the house)
White acrylics paint
Pencil with eraser in the end.


Paint each of the plant pots and allow to dry, some may need a second coat, but this is pretty fast work.

We chose to just pop white acrylic as spots all over the pots, this way the boys could do it themselves and they really enjoyed it. By using the end of a pencil with an eraser on it was pretty simple. Now if we had more time I would have let the boys decorate each pot as they wish and we have additional pots for that they can for my mothers day gift.

Again leave to dry, then cover with a layer of varnish.

We made sure that we painted the top of the inside of the pots too.

Then we added a primula in to each, et voila. A simple, easy and very effective Mothers day gift. Oh and it cost all of 30p for the pots, 59p each for the plants and a little paint and time. If you would like to see how nice this can look then visit the Pom pom emporium.

If painting pots isn’t up your street, but you are still looking for an idea for mothers day then how about having a look round the local Charity shops for bowls or cups and saucers and placing some bulbs in them. This small bowl was 50p and the bulbs £1.00 from the market.

I want to thank Kelly for inviting me to her blog and hope to see you over at TheMadHouse sometime soon.


  • Reply babybudgeting March 5, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Absolutely gorgeos and will be doing this!

  • Reply make do mum March 5, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Lovely idea! I'll be scouring the charity shops for cups etc. later on today 🙂

  • Reply March 5, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Hello, you can't hide here and escape from me you know, I found you! Ha ha! Love those pots! Are you on facebook? Suzie xxx

  • Reply Magic Mummy March 5, 2010 at 11:23 am

    These look really good – should keep the kids quiet for a bit this weekend….


  • Reply RebaMc March 5, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Gorgeous. It brings back memories of buying my Mum primulas for Mother's Day… every year! Her garden is now full of them 🙂

  • Reply Very Bored in Catalunya March 5, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    They are really lovely. I would be very happy to get one of those on mothers day. xx

  • Reply Anjie March 5, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    I love to share ideas, and you have made a fantastic job of the polka dot pots, they look great.

  • Reply SusanKMann March 5, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    What a great idea. Thanks. x

  • Reply Mari March 5, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    what fabulous ideas and so easy. I'm going to give it a go too

  • Reply Heather March 5, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    oh i think those pots are gorgeous!

  • Reply Angela March 5, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    love the Spot Pots!

  • Reply Wikki Stix – Crafts & Educational Tools for Kids March 8, 2010 at 4:45 am

    Thanks for the interesting and informative post. I look forward to more in the future.

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