Mother’s Day is RIGHT around the corner people…man this year is flying by! Last year I made my mom a really pretty tiered flower planter. It was HUGE and heavy, but I loved how it turned out and so did my mom. This year I was thinking about something a little smaller and that was still pretty and spring like…so I combined my love for pretty flower planters in the spring and dark chocolate…every woman’s favorite! And this Mother’s Day Gift Idea…the Tiered Chocolate Stand was born!!
I was walking around Michaels last week and that’s when it all came together! Michaels has the BEST dollar section, so I grabbed some awesome little paper flowers, some ric rac and ribbon, and three pots and coordinating paint and headed home. On hand, I already had tasty Dove chocolates that I wanted to add to my planter to make it like a little candy bowl.
What you need:
Three pots (small, medium, and large)
Flowers and ribbons
Styrofoam balls or other items to help support the weight of the stacked planters
Paint and paint brushes
Dove Chocolates to fill the planter when complete
The first step is to paint your pots! The flowers I got from Michaels were $2 for a pack of 12 and they were a variety of red, black, and gray patterns. So I grabbed three pots in small, medium, and large sizes and painted them coordinated colors. Each pot dried very quickly and took about two coats of paint.
While the pots dried I took a Styrofoam ball I had on hand (yes, I have lots of them on hand…don’t ask) and cut it in half to fill up the top of my smallest pot. I then hot glued the half ball onto my pot.
The ball on top will be your focal point where you add all the flowers!! So get to gluing flowers on. You can either find some you like at Michaels or you can hand make them with paper or fabric. I fully intended to hand make them until I found these cuties!
Then I got to trying to stack and layer my pots. With the Styrofoam I had on hand, I cut another larger ball in half and shoved it into the base of the pot to fill it in. Then I used the half of the smaller ball I cut for the smallest pot and I made a little “stand” where my small pot would fit nicely. I glued the stand into place and then hot glued my smallest pot to it to ensure it stayed in place.
This gives you a better idea of what I did. I filled in the pots at the base, then made little stands to lift them out of their larger pot a little bit…gluing them each into place. I also took the opportunity to add some matching ribbons to the pots when I was gluing them together. Michaels had coordinating ribbon sets for $2 each that matched the flowers…it was a perfect match and added some character to my pots!
From there I opened up all my bags of chocolate and added them to my pot! This was the best part…a few may have been eaten along the way!
And their messages to me were pretty fitting, don’t you think!?
After my pots were stacked and filled, I cascaded some of the paper flowers down the sides of my pots and at the base…remember, it’s supposed to look like a chocolate planter!
I worked them all the way down my pots…loving how they turned out!
I added 4 different flavors of Dove Promises in Silky Smooth Dark Chocolate, Silky Smooth Almond Dark Chocolate, Silky Smooth Mint & Dark Chocolate Swirl, and New! Silky Smooth Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel. I have to say…the almond and caramel were my two favorites (not that I ate them or anything) 😉
I can’t stop eating the extra candy I have leftover!!
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