Today is part I of a two day posts on Easy DIY Plant gifts. I want to give you some gift ideas with Mother’s Day right around the corner.
You can make these project budget friendly by the selection of your planter and plants. Remember you can make a planter from a basket or wooden box too. In my garage, I had several terracotta planters.
Easy DIY Plant Gifts Part I
SIMPLE DIY HERB PLANTER
If you are looking for a budget friendly gift, herbs are inexpensive. You can purchase herbs at Lowes or local nursery ranging from $2.49-$3.99. I did buy a large basil container for $6.49. It had about six plants.
In a 12″ diameter planter, I used two small pots of cilantro and tarragon, one large pot of basil, and one small pot of Rosemary.
You need to fill the planter with potting soil. I like to use a spade to make my holes in the potting soil.
Lowes had a great selection of herbs. Another idea is a do-it-yourself Italian Herb Pot for someone who loves to cook. You would include herbs such as basil, marjoram, oregano and rosemary.
How about a Cocktail Garden/Bartender’s Garden? Your container would include herbs such as basil, mint, rosemary, lavender, or Sage.
Adding a marker to your planter gives it that extra touch. This marker was less than $2. You can also add markers with the herb names written on it.
Does this look amazing? Who wouldn’t love a gift like this one.
Here I have placed the container right in my own herb garden. It adds texture into my garden.
Easy Succulent Planter
The second idea is an easy succulent planter. Succulents thrive in a nice sunny place outdoors. It’s hard to kill succulents since they do not require a lot of water.
Unlike the herb planter, you will need to fill this planter up to the top with potting soil. Succulents have less roots than the herbs.
You can see, I selected a variety of succulents. The succulents were a little more than the herbs. The plants ranged from $3.99-$4.99 for the smaller plants and $6.99 for the large one.
The front two plants are not succulents. They are Wojo Jems. A vine that will spill over the pot and grow down for some visual interest. The Wojo Jems were $2.49 each.
I always will loosen up the dirt and roots before planting. The plant become root bound in the greenhouse containers. By doing this, you will help the plant to grow.
Place you succulents in the potting mixture and space to give the plant room to grow.
Once you finish planting, it is time to give the plants a good soak of water. The potting soil is very dry and will require an ample amount of water in the beginning. You will water when the soil becomes very dry.
All of the colors variations makes this a lovely homemade gift.
Hope you like these do-it-yourself simple and easy plant gifts. Why not treat yourself and make one for your own outdoor space.
If you enjoyed these two projects, I have a DIY Painted Planter for Mother’s Day project for here.
Hope you have an amazing day! Thank you for stopping over at the blog.