Make an Herb Garden Kit for Valentine's Day
An herb garden kit is an easy and practical gift to make and give this time of year. With Valentine’s Day and the spring gardening season right around the corner, spend an afternoon creating these gifts with your children. They make for easy presents for teachers, grandparents or BFFs, and the kids will enjoy the opportunity to craft, create and learn about container gardening too.
Begin by cleaning a clay pot and saucer. Consider adding a little detail to the pot before you paint – I trimmed painter’s tape into hearts, and placed them around the container's exterior.
Use a paintbrush and latex paint to coat the entire surface, including over the edges of the tape decoration. If you need to apply more than one coat this project might take longer than an afternoon.
Once the paint is dry, you can remove the tape to expose the underlying hearts.
Fill your customized planter with a variety of herb seeds. Herbs are great for companion planting, thrive when planted together in the same pot, and are easy to grow indoors this time of year. Wrap the individual seed packets with brown craft paper, and label them. While you still have the craft paper out, run pieces through a paper shredder to make easy filler for your gift. No shredder? Cut the paper with scissors for the same effect.
Fill a brown paper lunch bag with four cups of potting soil, and pack all of the kit components into the clay pot. Enjoy giving this inexpensive and simple gift to others this Valentine's Day!