Thursday, May 19, 2011

Mini Flower Baskets

I have a wonderful group of friends coming over today and I am so excited! 
A couple of years ago, we started a Farmgirl group with several neighbors {within a ten mile radius around here}. The inspiration came from Mary Jane Butters...who has some really fun ideas if you want to start chapter in your area. You can read about it HERE

I am hoping to past later about all of the fun we will have today. We meet about once every 3 months and today we are having a guest speaker who is a bee keeper. I am so excited, as this is my latest venture.
 I am soaking up every bit of information I can!

I decided to make a selection of mini flower baskets as favors to take home today.
I saw this idea somewhere...and can't seem to remember where. Sorry to not be able to give credit!
The idea is so simple, cheap, and a really fun little gift.

You will need: 
Jiffy Pots {I used the 2 1/2 inch pots}
soil
small flowers that will fit in the pots
several fabric strips {1/2 inch x 8 inches long}

Punch holes on either side of the pots for the fabric ribbons

Add the ribbon and tie at each end.


Fill partially with soil

Plant the little flower.


It is that simple!


Water your little flowers the day before, so that they don't soak through the Jiffy Pots. Your friends can just plant the whole thing when they are ready!


I'll post a little later about our Fairview Farmgirl meeting today!

~Julia

 I am linked up HERE.

17 comments:

Cheyenne said...

These look amazing! Where did you find your jiffy pots?

Shannon said...

Sweet and simple...can't ask for more than that! Thanks for sharing ~ I know I'll use this idea in the future!

Can't wait to read about your fun get-together!

Julia said...

HI Cheyenne,

I found the Jiffy Pots at our local hardware store in the garden department:). I hope that helps!

~Julia

Robin {keephomesimple} said...

Such a cute idea! I'm definitely going to bookmark this idea for future summer get togethers with friends. Hope you had fun!
~Robin

Amanda said...

Where in the ham sandwich do you come up with this stuff???

You are a genius!

What a perfect little gift for just about anything!Im bookmarking this page too and I'm EXCITED to hear about your get-together. That's the coolest thing!

Bevy said...

I am so laughing at Amanda's comment. ((ham sandwich)).

I am wondering the same thing. Those are so adorable. Practical. Charming.

I can't wait to read more of your day... with the Farmgirls. ;)

Funky Junk Interiors said...

This is so cool! I love the rustic feel these little pots have. Not sure I could give them away!! :)

Shared this on FJI Facebook for SNS 82. :)

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Donna

Cailan said...

These are so sweet! Definitely will keep this idea tucked away for a favor idea - so fun.

Antonella said...

How adorable! What a great idea - I know this will get packed away in my "idea" book, hopefully I will find a good time to use it - would be cute for a "girly" party, but mine are too old for that, and my son would have a coronary - lol. Glad I found you from the Thrifty Nifty Linky. I posted something too! Hugs, Antonella :-)

freckled laundry said...

These are so precious and simple. Love them. Featuring them. Thanks for linking with air your laundry Friday!

LibbiesHome said...

I love these little pots! I think I could do those for a Mother's Day gift at school next year. Thanks for sharing!

{nifty thrifty things} said...

What a cute idea! I love it!
Thank you so much for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday}!
I hope to see you again tomorrow!
xoxo,
Vanessa

Amber Branconier said...

SOOOO cute! love this idea

Amber Branconier said...

Sooo love this idea!! SUper cute!

Anonymous said...

What kind of little flowers did you use?

moonsword said...

Thank you for this idea...so charming! Perfect for the coming Spring holidays.
Arrived via Today's Creative Blog...cheers!

Kim said...

I've been looking for a cute May Day idea so I can hang some flowers on the doorknobs of some friends. This will definitly work and be so cute!

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