For this upcoming Mother’s Day, make this adorable mini-garden for your mom, grandmother, or any maternal figure who lights up your life! Homemade gifts are the perfect way to express your love as it adds sweet and personal touches that will make any mother smile. Plus! Moms love gardens and the best part? This specific garden is cute and no maintenance is required! The only thing she needs to do is lay back and love your handmade present.

What you will need:

  • Container for mini-garden (e.g. box, glass container)
  • Fake moss
  • Glue gun
  • Glue stick (Optional)
  • Scissors
  • Stamps
  • Colorful paper (for mini-banner and Happy Mother’s Day message)
  • Toothpicks
  • Paper towels and/or Rocks (Optional)
  • Any other garden elements you want (flowers, mushrooms, picnic food)

*All materials may be purchased at most craft store like Michaels Arts & Crafts! 

Box & moss for mini garden - A DIY Project for Mothers Day


Step 1: Start by cutting your fake moss to fit into your container.

If you want your moss to sit up higher, simply fold a paper towel in half few times and place it into your box. Then, place the moss on top and glue down firmly. You can also use rocks, if you wish!



Step 2: Make your mini-banner by simply cutting out little triangles. Cut out 5 total and glue (use your glue gun or glue stick) the corners of the triangles together. Once all your triangle pieces are glued together, glue the end triangles to the toothpicks and glue them into your garden. Note: Cut the edges of the toothpicks so you can have a nice, clean flat edge.

Step 3: Then, add in any other elements that you want! Add flowers, mushrooms, a cute Mother’s Day message, etc. Try to tie in her interests or hobbies for a personal and customized touch. I decided to have a picnic scene in my garden. Get inventive; add whatever you would like and what would make your mom or maternal figure happy!

Pair this cute garden with her favorite flowers and you are set for Mother’s Day! You will have a great time designing it for her and she will think it is absolutely adorable. Enjoy, have fun and be creative!