DIY punny potted plants for your Valentine

One thing that William and I discovered when we first started dating is that we have a shared appreciation for puns. While most people roll their eyes at this clichéd brand of wordplay, I can’t help but love it. So when William first laughed at one of my corny jokes and countered with a clever pun of his own, I knew he was a keeper. Now, here we are five years later, married and with a baby on the way, still keeping each other entertained with our ridiculous puns. And I wouldn’t have it any other way…

If you’re not a pun person, you may not appreciate these Potted Plant Valentine’s quite as much as I do, but they really do make the perfect little Valentine’s Day gift. They only took a few minutes and minimal supplies to whip up, and with a little sunshine and water, they will last way longer than a bouquet of flowers or box of chocolates will. Whether you choose to give these plants to your significant other in place of a card or to a girlfriend with a green thumb, they are sure to make someone smile this February 14th. Check out everything you need to know below…

"I love spending thyme with you"

"I'm a succ-er for you"

"I'd rosemary you all over again"

"Pretty peas be mine"

Here’s what you will need:

  • small potted plants (I used thyme, mint, a succulent, rosemary, and sweet peas to go with the puns below)
  • small terra cotta pots to replant your plants in
  • acrylic paint in the colors of your choosing
  • paintbrushes
  • letter stamps
  • stamp pad
  • decorative pebbles

Here’s how to make them:

1. First, take the empty terra cotta pots and paint them. Let them dry completely (will take at least an hour) before moving on to step 2.

2. Use your alphabet stamps and ink pad to stamp your punny messages onto the pots. If you need to, practice the word spacing on a sheet of scratch paper first. But you can always paint over the letters and start over if you mess up. Here are the messages I chose:

  • I love spending thyme with you
  • We are mint to be
  • I’m a succ-er for you
  • I’d rosemary you all over again
  • Pretty peas be mine

3. Repot your plants out of the plastic pots they came in into the painted terra cotta ones.

4. Clean up any loose soil and add a layer of decorative pebbles on top for a nice finishing touch.

There you have it! I hope that you enjoy this DIY idea as much as I do.

Can you think of any more fun plant puns to include?

Leave them in the comments below.

XO Lauren

P.S. Click here for more fun Valentine’s Day ideas.

Photos: Valorie Darling Photography
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