I had the students make their handprints and I wrote a poem around the handprints that was taken from the internet (I don't know which site), then I attached the prints to a painted Lowe's paint stick (that Lowe's in Abilene, TX graciously gave me 20 of) and attached this poem I made up real quick:
Stick me in a potted plant
For all the world to see.
It shows I love my mother,
And she is proud of me!
(I had intially planned something else to go on the Lowe's stick, but my coworker, Mrs. Tammy Riggan, did the handprints and poem with her class and they turned out so darned cute that I had to do it with mine.)
Below, we ordered these paintable pot holders from Oriental Trading Company:
Below, is a frame made out of popsicle sticks that the students painted. I hot glued puzzle pieces to the sticks and added the sentence "I love you to pieces!"