Thursday, May 26, 2011

Spring Hostess Gift

Today I have the lovely Anna from Ask Anna with an amazing gift that you create for a Spring Hostess Gift!

I'm so excited to show you all this hostess gift that I made for a friend last week. We very rarely get invited over to other people's houses for dinner (I'm usually the hostess) so when we do I go all out!

About a month ago I saw this super cute idea over at The Tattered Tag and LOVED it! I decided that Christina's idea would be the perfect inspiration for this hostess gift. :)

So here's my take on it:


1. White bucket from the Target dollar bins

2. Empty applesauce jar

3. Extra pot from last summer

4. Ribbon from my craft box

5. Seeds I purchased from Target

First I washed the pot so that it looked like new. Then I stuffed it with paper towels and tissue paper so that everything would sit higher.

Next I poked holes in the lid of the applesauce jar so that the worms could breathe. We have amazing soil in our backyard so I was excited to give her some. :)

I filled the jar with soil and then placed some extra fabric I found over it so that it looked cute.

Then I went out and picked a bunch of herbs from my garden and filled up the white bucket. I LOVE fresh herbs so I'm always excited to share them with others! Here I have rosemary, thyme and sage.

I also have some new sprigs of mint coming in so I plucked one out so that she could replant it and have her own mint plant for summer mojitos!

Then I cut out a little sign and personalized it.

I love it. I kind of wanted to give it to myself but I knew the recipient would love it too. :) I had so much fun making it. I bought double of everything so I can't wait to make another one!!!

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