EASY DIY GIFTS: EASTER HERB POTS

DIY Gifts: Herb Pots by Eliza Ellis

IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A LAST MINUTE GIFT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, THEN THESE DIY HERB POTS ARE THE PERFECT THING.

Easter can become overloaded with chocolate sometimes, and I find that a small, pretty gift with a few little eggs is often really appreciated.


DIY Gifts: Herb Pots by Eliza Ellis


EASTER HERB POTS:

These Easter Herb Pots are a cinch to whip up, and they look (and smell!!) so lovely and fresh that your friends and family will just love them.

DIY Gifts: Herb Pots by Eliza Ellis


STEP ONE:  For the pots, you'll need some terracotta pots, a sponge paintbrush, an old lid or something to hold paint, and some acrylic paint.

After a long and detailed discussion with the paint guy at the hardware store about sealers and primers and paints, I gave up and tried some cheap dollar store craft paint... and you know what? It worked perfectly.


DIY Gifts: Herb Pots by Eliza Ellis


STEP TWO: Paint your pots. I did two coats as one coat was a little more rustic than I was wanting. The paint takes about an hour to dry - that's all!


DIY Gifts: Herb Pots by Eliza Ellis


STEP THREE: When the paint is dry,  pot up with your choice of herbs. I used regular garden thyme, and put two plants together so the pot looked nice and full.


DIY Gifts: Herb Pots by Eliza Ellis


STEP FOUR: Give them a wipe with a damp cloth when you're finished, and a little bit of water to settle them in. You may want to place a small piece of tape over the drainage hole underneath to stop any soil coming out on the way to their new home.


DIY Gifts: Herb Pots by Eliza Ellis


STEP FIVE: For the bunny sticks, you'll need some card, scissors, a pencil, double sided tape, some skewers and your bunny template. (CLICK HERE TO FIND THE TEMPLATE)


DIY Gifts: Herb Pots by Eliza Ellis


STEP FIVE: Trace the bunny onto the card, and cut out two rabbits. Place double sided sticky tape on one rabbit, place skewer on top, then stick the second rabbit over the top of that.


DIY Gifts: Herb Pots by Eliza Ellis


STEP SIX: Add some small pieces of tape to the legs, head and ears so everything is stuck together evenly, and trim any mismatched edges. They will look like the photo above. (Apologies for the lack of photos... I accidentally deleted them...)


DIY Gifts: Herb Pots by Eliza Ellis


STEP SEVEN: Make a simple gift tag by stamping the recipient's name on another piece of card, and trimming into a rectangle (see below).

This is a really basic stamp set from Big W, and I found it can take a few tries to get the letters sitting the way you want them - that said, it actually looks really good if the letters aren't perfectly straight.

If it gets too frustrating, these tags would look great done with just a one letter initial. (Again, sorry about missing images!)

DIY Gifts: Herb Pots by Eliza Ellis



STEP EIGHT: Put it all together with a gold ribbon round the pot, the bunny stick and name tag at jaunty angles, and maybe a little nest of gold eggs in the middle. Voila!

How simple and easy was that?!? You'll be able to have gifts for the entire family in no time!

And if you make any, be sure to make an extra one, because these little Easter Herb Pots are so pretty... you'll want to keep one for yourself too!


LOOKING FOR MORE EASTER PROJECTS? CHECK OUT MY EASY DIY BUNNY ARTWORK!


All the best,


Eliza.


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