With May Long Weekend just around the corner, I thought it was a good time to put together a hostess gift for one of the outdoor parties we’ll be attending. After feeling cooped up inside for far too long, I’m praying the weather finally allows us to kick back outside and enjoy some much-needed sunshine!
Aside from the usual bottle of wine, I find it’s always nice to show up at a party with something that makes the hostess feel greatly appreciated. In this case, my friend loves gardening, so I decided to put together a gift-in-a-jar that she can put to use in the coming weeks.
To begin with, I found an OVERSIZED mason jar and filled the bottom with Spanish moss I picked up at the dollar store.
Next, I filled it with inexpensive GARDEN-THEMED items, including lavender hand cream, citronella tea lights, packets of seeds and a spool of jute. If you have your own seeds to give away, I created these printable seed labels you can download.
To dress up the lid, I created a printable that doubles as a gift tag. If you want your own set of mason jar printable gift toppers, download them here, save, and print out on cardstock.
To finish off the jar, I tied a pair of garden snips and a sprig of rosemary to the top using jute string.
Fun, right? And a hostess gift that’s super easy to throw together!
The whole gift came together for less than $20!
I think I’ll be putting these mason jar hostess gifts together for all of our summer parties. Pretty much any theme would work as long as it fits in a jar (pampering products, craft supplies, unique food items or anything else that suits the hostess’ personality).
Looking for other gift ideas for the gardener? Check out this apron tutorial:
Have an old wooden tool box or crate kicking around? Put together a unique planter to give away:
This year’s Outdoor Extravaganza starts tomorrow!
Finally, be sure to come back tomorrow for the Plants and Flowers Link Party! Anything related to outdoor gardening goes!
See you there!