If you’re in need of any last minute Christmas gifts, borrow an idea we used for our School Gardening Club fundraising and make some pretty up-cycled flower pots.
Just as we did when we made our quirky eco planters we recycled tin cans and re-used old plant pots to make these gifts. Some pots had one hyacinth bulb in, some had three daffodils, all topped up with compost. These will all come up in the spring, making your Chirstmas gift last even longer, but if you’d like to give a present with instant colour winter pansies would be perfect. Remember to poke a few drainage hole in the base of the tin cans.
To decorate your pots you could go for the traditional look, with brown paper and string.
Or for added bling use stick on gem stones and shiny ribbon. Using stickers rather than glue is great for last minute presents, as you can give them as soon as you’re done – no waiting for anything to dry.
If you’d like to add some spring, how about a flower design.
These pots are inexpensive to put together, super quick and easy to make and very pretty. We sold them on our School Gardening Club fundraising stall at the school Christmas fair and they were very popular, giving us a nice profit to buy more seeds with ready for planting in the new year.