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By: Sherri RibbeySherri Ribbey
These DIY garden gifts are the perfect way to show appreciation for your favorite garden geek. But get some extra supplies — you might want one, too!

Make your own garden-themed gifts

Whether it's the holidays, a birthday or "Just because" these DIY garden gifts are perfect for the plant people in your life. Check out the gift ideas below and click through to the full article to get more helpful tips for each project.

Saving seeds for gifts: You can find jewelry bags like these at local craft stores. They're see-through so it's easy to see which type of seed is in each one.

Give the gift of seeds

Do you save seeds from your garden every year? Whether you save flower or vegetable seeds, share some of the bounty with friends by dressing them up in small decorative bags with a homemade tag.

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Marbleized terra cotta pots from Garden Gate Magazine

Marbleized terra-cotta pots

Give your pots a chic, marbleized look with this DIY technique! Of all the ways to paint clay pots, creating this marble effect with spray paint ranks at the top for us. The finish is classy and a cinch to pull off. But the end result resembles high-end marble. Makes a great gift! See the full article here »

Build a terrarium for a gift: Building a terrarium is a great way to show kids  the amazing variety of plants and how they grow.

Make a terrarium

Being indoors doesn't mean you can't have the benefits of a garden — make yourself a terrarium. It's also easy to personalize as a gift by adding a friend's favorite plant or an ornament with special meaning. See the full article here »

DIY Lavender sugar scrub gift:It only takes a couple of tablespoons of lavender flowers to make this sugar scrub.

DIY lavender sugar scrub

One of the best things about growing lavendar is all the ways you can use its fragrant stems. Even if this heat-loving plant is too hard to grow in your garden you can still purchase a bundle or two to make this sugar scrub and have a stay-at-home spa treatment. See the full article here »

how-to-make-kokedama-care: Kokedama is a Japanese form of garden art and makes a great gift!

Gift a Kokedama

Kokedama, translated “moss ball,” is a Japanese form of garden art. Simple but elegant kokedama will enliven your home or anyone you give it to. Use it as a graceful focal point or set on trays, plant stands or even hanging from the ceiling. See the full article & video tutorial here »

how-to-force-flower-bulbs-indoors-lead: Forcing bulbs like the hyacinth you see here is a great way to enjoy flowers in cold months.

Forcing bulbs indoors

You don't have to wait for spring to get the color you crave — brighten those gray winter days by forcing a few bulbs indoors. Gifting to a friend? Buy some hyacinth bulbs, a bulb-forcing jar or glass vase and some decorative stones to create a unique gift set. See the full article here »

bird-seed-ornaments-lead: You can swap out the ingredients for these handmade suet cakes based on what you have on hand.

Birdseed ornaments

This simple project is perfect for your bird-loving friends and will look great hanging from the trees and shrubs around the garden. See the full article here »

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design-roundup-bird-feeding-wreath-550x822: A a wide variety of birds will find something to snack on with this bird focused wreath.

Bird-feeder wreath

With a little imagination and some items from your garden you can create an extra special wreath that looks great and feeds the birds at the same time. Once your friends and family see this one they'll be adding it to their wish lists. See the full article here »

Sand-cast leaf projects from Garden Gate magazine: This medium sized rhubarb leaf is perefect for use as a birdbath. Smaller leaves are great for decorating your home and garden and are easy to give as gifts.

Sand-cast projects

You can make sand-cast projects large or small with a few easy-to-find materials and a leaf from your own garden. See the full article here »

di-garden-chandelier-lead: String lights and a wire basket can be repurposed to make this stylish chandelier.

DIY Garden chandelier

Add an outdoor chandelier to your deck or patio and you can enjoy chatting with friends in its warm glow even after the sun sets. It's the perfect gift for any aficionado of outdoor entertaining. See the full article here »

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Published: Nov. 19, 2020
Updated: Dec. 5, 2022

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