I love growing herbs but I especially love to share them with my friends and family. You can grow them just about anywhere there is good light. A windowsill or in a pot on your patio. And actually, some herbs need to be planted in pots because they spread badly. Oregano and some mints are a good example of that.
One way I love to give herbs to is to recycle something to use as a pot. Cans make a perfect selection and these also make beautiful center pieces for your next gathering or party.
Materials you need:
The rosemary I used for this project was cuttings from another plant that I had. Just put the cuttings in water to root and in a couple of weeks they will be ready to transplant. If you are needing instant plants you will have to purchase them. Rosemary is very easy to root and grow, so it makes a great herb to choose if you have trouble growing plants.
I planted the herbs in the cans (make sure you wash them before planting) about a week before I was to give them away to make sure they looked healthy. Some plants may wilt for a few days after transplanting. I also added small rocks in the bottom of the can to help with drainage and just watered a little bit to keep the soil moist.
- Cut the jute webbing to fit the cans
- Use the glue dots at each edge of the jute webbing
- Wrap the jute twine in any fashion you like
I also found some sturdy wire in the garage (my favorite place to find items to use for my craft projects) to make some tag holders. I just wrapped the wire around a pencil using needle nose pliers to hold the wire with until I got the desired look and then added the tag. Doesn’t matter if they don’t look the same for each pot. That’s what makes craft projects unique.
I just loved how these turned out and can’t wait to give them out at our next Garden Club meeting. Kids will love to help make these to give to their teachers and to help them to learn about recycling and gardening.
Get your hands dirty,
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Be sure to check out Mason Jar Herbs as another way to present herbs.