November 30, 2012

Potted Herb Gift Idea

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!

To download the tags for this project, click on the arrow at the bottom of the box below. If you are enjoying this post in a reader or via email subscription, you will need to visit the blog in order to grab the download. Please be considerate when using these tags and remember that they are intended for personal use only. Thank you!

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Amy @ Positively Splendid

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
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7 Responses to Potted Herb Gift Idea

  1. Darnetha November 30, 2012 at 8:24 am #

    I really like this idea, and thanks for the printable. I am always in need of a good gift idea!

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid November 30, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

      Thanks so much, Darnetha!

  2. Karie {Girl Going Country} November 30, 2012 at 10:23 am #

    Oh I love this idea! It’s a great way to make “just an herb plant” so much more! Pinned it and will definitely use this. And thanks for the printables! Super cute!

  3. Amy @ Positively Splendid November 30, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    Thank you, Karie! :)

  4. Lisa December 1, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    very cute and nice of you to share. I love the fork. Thank you!
    I love the idea of attaching it to baked goods. would you consider making the same one saying, “sweet”? or some other variation?

  5. Liz December 2, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

    Hi! I love this but I can’t seem to find the link to download. Is it still available?

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid December 14, 2013 at 3:06 pm #

      Hi, Liz! Are you visiting on a mobile device? If so, the link box isn’t always visible. Let me know, and I can email the file to you. (amy@positivelysplendid.com)

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