Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Gift Of Green

Hey flower lovers!  Need some color and scent through the winter months?   Last year I purchased some bulbs and forced them through the winter.  It was past due to start the growing season again.  I scrounged an old metal container from my pile, downloaded some awesome pics from The Graphics Fairy, (thanks again)    and modge-podged them to each side.

  I got out the roll of plastic, and trimmed enough off to line the container.  I filled the container with gravel. 

  Next, I trimmed off the plastic and  sealed the edge of the plastic to the container with foil tape. 

I tied a bow on it for pretties and will keep this for the winter. 

The rest of the bulbs are going to be gifts.  I grabbed some tea light holders from my "pile" and removed the candle inserts. 

 I washed the gravel, carefully poured it into the glass holders, and pushed the bulb half way down.  Fill water to the top of the gravel.

  As the roots get established, water will have to be kept to the bottom of the bulb.     Make pretty with a bow and that's the gift of green!


  1. Great idea! I love it!! I forced bulbs one year for a hostess gift and they bloomed right on schedule. Thanks for the reminder! Love what you did with your metal container and just love the glass!

  2. OMG! and thanks so much for pinning me!!! ♥♥♥

  3. This looks like such a cool idea! I'm very interested to know how it will be by the end of the winter.:)

  4. What a great idea!! I bet people will love them, I would love to grow herbs inside, then pluck them out for cooking!!


  5. What a great idea. I might just borrow these for some nice gifts for my aunts! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. o, what a fabulous idea for perfect gifts. Thanks so much for showing us...and thanks for coming by my place. Come back soon...and I am about to follow you to the ends of the earth. :))

  7. What a great gift idea. I love forcing bulbs. If you have a moment, I would be thrilled if you shared this on my Inspiration Board {link party}. I know my readers would love it.
    carolyn - homework


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