December 19, 2012
yesterday, i was so inspired after seeing these planted mugs over on design*sponge, that i decided to make some myself, as well as design some gift tags to go along with them! i was looking for a gift idea that was sweet, affordable and memorable – and voila. thanks design*sponge!
each planted mug only cost me $6 to make (can i get a woot woot?!). here’s what you need:
- any type of mug – i grabbed mine from target for $3 a piece
- small plants to fit inside – i got mine from lowes for $2.98 a plant
- a few pebbles or rocks (you can usually just find some outside!)
first fill the bottom of each mug with a few pebbles, then simply place your plant in the mug and pack down the dirt around it. you may find it helpful to loosen the roots before you insert the plant.
another nice touch is to add a gift tag and a small bag of your favorite coffee, tea or mulling spices. i went ahead and made these tags a printable for you, so you can use them as well! just fill out the back with the plant instructions so that the recipient will know how to take care of the plant. i punched a hole in the tea bag and tag and tied it up onto a twig (stuck in the soil) using baker’s twine.
just click on the image above to download and print these gift tags to go along with your planted mugs. have fun!