Flashback Friday Lavender Pots and Free Printable Gift Tags

Potted lavender makes a beautiful housewarming gift, complete with free printable gift tags
This week I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting both in my personal and professional life. While I haven’t had time to share anything new with you, I’ve taken the opportunity to look back and find a few things you may have missed and, well, 4 years later, I’m still pretty excited about these little lavender pots and still love gifting plants to friends, new neighbors and of course, myself. So let’s flash back to May 2012 and have a little late spring fun, shall we?
I’ve always loved lavender for it’s beautiful scent and it’s ease to maintain, but was even more inspired by it during our trip to St. Helena last Spring.  I hope to find a little spare time this year to visit a lavender farm outside of St. Louis or in Kansas.  Potted lavender lavender makes a beautiful gift and also make excellent shower favors that double as decorations. I personally love incorporating it in our kitchen and laundry room. The fragrance is unmistakable and very welcoming. On the patio lavender will keep pesky mosquitos at bay.
Supplies:
pots
saucers
paint {I used some spare leftover from a previous project}
foam brush
small lavender plant
soil
cactus rocks, optional
Potted lavender makes a beautiful housewarming gift, complete with free printable gift tags
Paint your pots and saucers…this process just takes about 5 minutes per pot.  The paint dries quickly as well!
Potted lavender makes a beautiful housewarming gift, complete with free printable gift tags
Add your plant, fill the area around it with soil and add rocks if you wish.
these diy lavender plants are beautiful shower decorations that double as favors
I like to include care instructions when gifting plants. You can download free printable care cards here.  There are several different varieties, but they all require the same care and minimal effort.
these diy lavender plants are beautiful shower decorations that double as favors
Potted lavender makes a beautiful housewarming gift, complete with free printable gift tags
After snipping the blooms, you can dry them to make lavender mint bath salts.
Potted lavender makes a beautiful housewarming gift, complete with free printable gift tags
Potted lavender makes a beautiful housewarming gift, complete with free printable gift tags
I also use larger pots of lavender on the porch and patio to keep mosquitoes at bay. Because it’s imperative to allow the soil to drain, I created these easy DIY galvanized planters.
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Potted lavender makes a beautiful housewarming gift, complete with free printable gift tags

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