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Mother’s Day Empty Pot Gift Idea with Free Printable

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re looking for a unique and heartfelt gift idea, look no further! Flowers are great, but have you ever considered giving an empty pot as a gift? Yes, you read that right – an empty pot!

Now, you might be thinking, “Why on earth would I give someone an empty pot?” But hear us out. With just a few simple supplies and a touch of creativity, you can transform an ordinary empty pot into a meaningful and memorable Mother’s Day gift.


Mother’s Day Empty Pot Gift

Mother's Day Empty Pot Gift


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A small pot
  • Your mom’s favorite flower seeds (or bulbs)
  • Potting soil
  • Decorative ribbon or twine
  • Optional: paint or markers to decorate the pot

Once you’ve gathered your supplies, it’s time to get creative! First, you can choose to decorate the pot however you like. You can paint it in your mom’s favorite colors, add some hand-drawn designs or write a heartfelt message. The possibilities are endless!

Next, fill the pot with potting soil and add the flower seeds (or bulbs). Be sure to follow the planting instructions on the seed packet or bulb package to ensure your flowers grow beautifully.

Now comes the fun part. Attach a gift tag to the pot that reads something like this:


“This isn’t just an empty pot.
There’s something you should know.
Inside the pot there is a seed
That, just like me, will grow.

The plant that grows will someday bloom
And remind you of the seed so small.
But without your love and tender care,
The seed wouldn’t grow at all.”


This simple yet heartfelt message is sure to bring a smile to your mom’s face and remind her of your love every time she looks at her growing flowers.

And there you have it – the perfect Mother’s Day gift! But wait, there’s more. We’ve created a free printable for you to use to make this gift even more special. Simply print out the “Mother’s Day Empty Pot Printable” and attach it to your gift.

Finally, don’t forget to add a Thank You card or note to your mom, thanking her for all she does and expressing your love and gratitude.

In conclusion, while flowers are always a wonderful gift, an empty pot filled with love and the promise of beautiful flowers is a gift that will truly stand out. So, get creative, have fun and give your mom a gift she’ll treasure for years to come. Happy Mother’s Day!



Grab this free printable below to recreate your own version of this sweet Mother’s Day gift.

Mother’s Day Empty Pot Printable

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Thursday 23rd of April 2020

Cute idea, only I can't print this. I would love to be able to. The button is not working.


Thursday 23rd of April 2020

Thank you for bringing that to our attention, Vicki! I've fixed the button, but I'm going to email you a copy as well.

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