Need inspiration for low-cost, personal DIY garden gift ideas? With a little creative thinking, you can easily make your own affordable presents.
DIY Garden Gift Ideas to Inspire You
1. Tin Can Herb Planters
Mini window sill herb gardens are a favourite with just about everyone. To make these low cost gifts, save tin cans from your kitchen and reuse as cute container gardens.
Tutorial: Simply Healthy Fam
Punch drainage holes in the base of the tin can with a hammer and nail. Plant a herb seedling into a small pot filled with quality potting mix. Put inside the tin can cachepot (outer decorative pot). This preserves the life of your metal container. It also avoids possible leaching of any chemicals into the soil. For non-edibles, you may choose to plant directly into the tin can.
Leave your pot plain or decorate the outside. Try non-toxic paint, hessian, ribbon, a splash of black chalkboard paint or write on the herb name. Add a tag with care instructions and your favourite herb recipe or tool. Download your free printable DIY Seed Packet Template now!
You can also bundle your container garden with a laminated recipe card for making homemade potting and seed raising mix. An attractive, lifetime gift for any gardener.
2. Herb Salt in Recycled Jars
If you have a few extra herbs in your garden why not dry them? Then make up some tasty herb salt in jars? This is such a quick and easy gift to make. Especially if you recycle your jars!
Tutorial @ Pure Grace Farms
Whether you use this gift idea or want to bottle up some surplus produce or herb tea, here’s a chemical-free way to get your jars clean.
3. DIY Plant Labels
Most gardeners love accessories for their tool kit. Plant markers are no exception. They are a perfect DIY garden gift! Making a set is quick, easy and low cost. Gather some flat shells or large smooth rocks. Using non-toxic paint, add plant names. Embellish as creatively as you like. These practical plant labels double as garden art!
Via: August Wren
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4. Garden in a Box
One of the easiest DIY garden gifts you can make is in a repurposed polystyrene box. Many grocers give them away for free.
They make the perfect child’s garden. You can theme with edibles such as a Salad Bar (lettuce, radish and leafy salad greens). Or try a Herb Garden (culinary or medicinal herbs) or Stir Fry Box (Asian vegies, coriander and spring onions). Follow my tutorial to make your own Instant Veggie Garden in a Box.
5. Seed Tape
Do you save seeds from your garden? If you have some to share, try making seed tape. It is an easy way to sow some love in other people’s gardens.
Tutorial @ Givers Log
‘Glue’ seeds down one by one at regular intervals. Make glue with a paste made from flour and water. Apply with an artist’s brush onto a thin strip of paper towel or toilet paper.
Add a tag or seed envelope with growing instructions. To plant, just roll out the amount of tape needed onto soil or seed raising mix. cover with more mix. Water in and watch them grow!
6. Micro Garden in a Creative Container
Follow my easy tutorial to make your own creative planter.
7. Gardener’s Bucket Storage Seat
Tutorial via Ladybird Ln
Here’s another option if you’d rather paint it.
If you don’t want to make your own, then consider a ready-made option like this Garden Bucket Caddy.
All Wrapped Up
Making your own personalised gift wrapping paper is so easy. Especially if you get children involved! Hand drawn pictures can be a treasured memory for the recipient, as well as the gift they are used to wrap.
Or use a knife to carve a pattern into the flat surface of a cut potato. Dip these vegetable ‘stamps’ into non-toxic paint to create a unique print on a roll of paper. Pine cones, leaves, a sprig of fresh rosemary, pressed flowers or a cinnamon quill can be used to decorate gifts as a final touch. Perfect for homemade Christmas gifts or occasion.
Via Stephanie Lynn
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