Tin Can Planter Neighbor Gift Idea

It’s crunch time over here!This is the week for me to get my butt in gear and get some last minute holiday things crossed off my “To do” list! Neighbor Gifts are high on that list!  I’m determined to come up with a creative and simple and affordable small gift idea to hand out to my neighbors! I know this can be stressful! VERY STRESSFUL actually so I was never more grateful to see this darling gift idea when I toured Thanksgiving Point! I was able to make one and man is it easy!

 You’ll start by collecting used and cleaned tin cans! I know! I know! A recycling project too! Can this get any better!!!
 Add about an inch of Road gravel or small pebbles to the bottom of your can. This will help with drainage!
 Next add rich loose soil up to about an inch below the top of your tin can.
 Next add your cute and adorable flower bulb. This is a Paper White. the stem should face up!
Cover the top of your soil and your bulb with moss and water your newly planted bulb!
 Tie on a cut strip of burlap in a simple knot.
 Add some Christmas Greens like Eucalyptus and Ferns and a few craft berry’s!
 Isn’t that darling! So simple and beautiful and unique! Each tiny gift cost about $1.50. Sounds good to me!
Merry Christmas neighbor!


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    CandaceAshley says:

    This is actually a really great gift idea! Then in a short time it will bloom, I love the bulb idea. And such a great way to display. I am one of your followers!

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    I love these! They are so pretty and would definitely make great gifts! Check out my blog today (Monday) to see a fun little feature I did on your blog. Be sure to pick up a button if you wish!

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    My daughter, Jill, made one of those when she went to Thanksgiving Point and since I watched the kiddos, she decided I was her neighbor. It is growing so fast! I can't wait to see how the flower looks. It's a great idea!

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    Carmen at Primcatshouse says:

    Wonderful idea!

    Carmen and the Primcats

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    What a great neighbor gift idea. I'll have to remember that for next year.

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    Birdie3008 says:

    Oh my gosh I love this idea! I am going to make them for all teachers at my daughter's day care center. Thank you!!

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    I really like the necklace you have on in the picture. Did you make it and would you share the how to's. Also love the gift idea.

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    thats the kind of gift i like to give!

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    rocknrolla says:

    so happy! a breath of life in this very cold season :)

    I've shared your idea on my blog, she's crafty.


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    I love this gift idea. I know when it's good when I know I'd love to get one myself!

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