This is a super cute gift that I think any gardener would love to receive…it is a simple flower pot that you can find in most stores that is fun & easy to decorate and contains a pair of gardening gloves and some Seed Marker Sticks that are made from popsicle sticks, stamps & ink…

Here is mine…I found the most fabulous brightly colored gardening gloves and wanted to create a cool way to gift them – I used the colors in those gloves for my color theme and had a ball creating this gift!

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The herb names on the sticks are stamped using stamps from the Simply Serif Mini Alphabet Stamp Set and they are perfectly sized for the job…and I also used them to stamp my custom ‘You Grow Girl!’ tag – LOVE how that turned out!

Here is my tutorial so that you can make your own Flower Pot with Seed Sticks gift – at the end of this tutorial you will find a printable version too so that you can print it out and keep it for reference.

Supplies that I used to make this:

  • 4″ flower pot with saucer
  • 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon
  • 7/16″ Natural Trim Ribbon
  • Linen Thread
  • Fringe Scissors
  • Green & pink cardstocks
  • Brights Designer Buttons
  • Simply Serif Mini Alphabet Stamp Set
  • Pansy, Bitty Butterfly & Circle Punches
  • Perfect Polka Dots & Square Lattice Embossing Folders
  • Craft Sticks, Gardening Gloves, Vintage Trinkets, Early Espresso Ink, Linen Thread

The grass inside the rim:

Take a piece of green 12″ x 12″ cardstock (I used the color Old Olive) and cut a strip to be 1 3/4″ x 12″…

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This will fit perfectly in the inner rim of your 4″ flower pot as you can see below…

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For a guide line, draw a pencil line 1/4″ in from one long edge – this is the line that you will cut up to, to make the grass…

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And using your Fringe Scissors, cut all the way along this strip, using that pencil line as a measure to cut to…

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And when you are done, you will have a row of ‘grass’ that looks like this…

seed-pot-6Next you are going to adhere this strip to the inside rim of your flower pot – to do this, add a strip of very strong adhesive such as Sticky Strip to the solid edge..

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Peel the backing tape off and then firmly adhere inside your pot – once done, this is what you will have…

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The outside decor:

Cut a 15″ piece of 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon…

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And wrap it around the outside rim of your flower pot, securing it in place with strong adhesive tape such as Sticky Strip at the join at the back – isn’t this beginning to look cute?!

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The next step is optional – I chose to wrap around a narrower piece of ribbon onto the Burlap and choose a piece of 7/16″ Natural Trim Ribbon and tied a bow in front…

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Pop your gardening gloves into the pot and it’s really beginning to take shape!

The Seed Sticks:

For this you will need some craft/popsicle sticks that you can get from any craft store and the Simply Serif Mini Alphabet Stamp Set plus ink of your choice – I chose to use Early Espresso – and then decide what words you want to stamp on your sticks.

I choose to use the names of herbs but if your gardener prefers flowers, stamp whatever their favorite blooms are…

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After you have stamped them, you can choose to use a waterpr0of sealant to ensure that the ink will be weatherproof.

To gather them for display in the pot, I used a Mini Glue Dot on the bottom of each to adhere them together in a fan like fashion…

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And then tied a piece of Linen Thread around the bottom for a cute touch…

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The flowers:

I used the Pansy Punch to cut my flower shapes from Melon Mambo and Old Olive cardstocks – I then textured the flowers using the Perfect Polka Dots & Square Lattice Embossing Folders and for finishing touches, added a button from Brights Designer Buttons to the center of each through which I threaded a piece of Linen Thread and finished with a cute bow…

I then attached my flowers using Dimensionals across the gloves, sticks & pot…

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I made my custom phrase ‘Go Grow Girl!’ tag using stamps from Simply Serif Mini Alphabet Stamp Set and punched it out using the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch and then layered it onto a 1 1/4″ circle of Early Espresso and tied it to my ribbon using Linen Thread.

The butterfly was a cute finishing touch and easy to make with the Bitty Butterfly Punch and a pin from Vintage Trinkets…

 

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I think this turned out super cute and that any gardener would love to receive it – you could also add some seed packets to your gift so that they can get to growing asap!

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