Inevitably during the holidays, I always wind up needing a very last-minute gift to take to a dinner party, or something to give to a neighbor or a teacher at a moment’s notice. This simple potted herb gift idea is one that is perfect for such instances! By sprucing up a potted herb (I found mine in the produce section at Publix) with a bit of burlap and a cute decorative label, you can have this flavorful gift ready to go in 15 minutes or less. Let me show you how easy these little guys are to put together!
To start, cut a circle of burlap with a diameter that measures approximately 3 times the bottom width of the herb’s container. Wrap the burlap around the base of the plant, and secure with a string of baker’s twine.
Now, make the decorative “stake” to finish things off. To do so, print the round gift tags (available for download below) onto white cardstock, and use either scissors or a 2-inch round circle punch to cut out one of the labels.
The labels look perfectly nice in their own right, but to add some pizzazz, make an accordion-fold paper medallion (click here for detailed step-by-step for how to do so) with two 1.5″ strips of paper.
Adhere your punched-out label to the center front of the medallion, and then use hot glue to affix a small wooden skewer or a lollipop stick to the back, as shown.
Tuck your finished stake into your pot, and, voila! An instant, unique gift to pass along to someone special on your list!
These labels would also be darling attached to edible treats like breads, candy, cookies and more!
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