Mother’s Day is just over a week away – what are you making for your mom?  If she’s the green-thumbed type, she’s sure to appreciate a live plant, and if you get started right now there is even still time for you to plant seeds and have them germinate by the time you give them to her!  Make the gift extra-special by presenting it in a quirky planter, like this one made from a steamer basket by Carolyn at Carolyn’s Homework.  The steamer basket handles double as legs to make a freestanding planter, or flip the handles up and use them to turn it into a hanging basket.  Either way, it’s a pretty yet understated way to dress up a porch or patio!  [how to make a steamer basket planter]

Project estimate:

  • Steamer basket, $1
  • Moss, on hand or $1 and up
  • Soil, on hand or $1

Total:  $1 and up