Monday, September 3, 2012

Give something green

Hello Bloglanders

Sorry for not posting earlier but I have a house full of guests and have been making beds and preparing food since early this morning.  Always nice to have family and friends over and also to visit them.  Whenever I have to produce an hostess gift, I love to give something green.  For the past few months herbs have been the flavor of the month in my house. Also, we have the most beautiful orchids in the shops right now.  So, this is what I got (x3) to give away within the next 2 weeks:

I always buy plants in plastic pots (they're cheaper) and then try to find something to cover it with (the pot, of course!) In the end, I end up spending more on the pot than on the plant.  So, out came my crafting supplies.  I made a base out of recycled carton, covered it with gift wrap (ex my previous birthday) and added the scalloped edge and a card.  Ta-da!

Actually, it's the colors of The Play Date Cafe and this will be my contribution for this week's challenge. This is the inspiration:

If you want to see what the rest of Blogland did, please click here to see.

I had some more of the paper left and made another cover for  a potted herb that I'll be giving as a housewarming pressie:

Even the card was made out of the recycled wrapping paper. (thanks Marelize, I love it!)

Just a tip.  If you want to use a scalloped edge like I did, cut slits into the straight edge and it will bend around the curve to you cover easily.

Oh, and if you want to use a kebab stick just cut a slit into the flat end and slip the card in. 

That's it from me. Back to making beds and preparing food.  Have a great day and please come back to play.


  1. Super fun altered project. Love the little envelope too. Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe!

  2. Eek! Love your take on the colors! What a fun way to use the gift wrap. Thanks for joining us at the PDCC!

  3. Oh this is such a cute project, thanks for playing along this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  4. Congratulations, Hazel! This is so adorable!!