This month as one of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Bloggers, one of our choices for our monthly challenge is Hostess Gifts. I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Easy Gift Ideas with Paperwhites are super duper easy and always bring a smile!
Easy Gift Ideas with Paperwhites!
Who doesn’t love paperwhites? They’re the kind of gift that keeps on giving with their fragrant blooms in the dead of winter.
It’s calorie free, gluten free and functional. They’re a plant that everyone can grow and isn’t meant to grow forever, so no worries about killing it. The package even says “guaranteed to grow“. If you’ve never grown them, they grow FAST!
What you’ll need:
- River Rock or gravel – I wanted smaller rocks, but I had sent the hubs to Lowe’s to pick them out and when he texted me a photo, they looked like smaller rocks, so I said YES. They still work. You can also use dirt or aquarium gravel.
- Glass Container – I found these in the Lighting section. They are actually bulb covers and now they’ll be bulb holders….. I’m so funny. You can also plant this in several different types of containers. Bowls, pots, etc…
- Paperwhite bulbs – You’ll find these in their indoor gardening and plants area.
Place the gravel 3/4 full. Press the bulb into the gravel and pour a bit more over the bulb so it’s anchored in.
As they grow, they can get so tall, they can topple over. So make sure the bulb is supported with dirt or gravel. Only the shoulders of the bulb need to be peeking out. Yes…… bulbs have shoulders.
Fill half way with water……..this is when I like having smaller gravel or using dirt. I always worry about the bulbs “soaking” too long.
If you’re giving as a gift or just using for decoration, they look pretty cute with decorative ribbon tied around.
You can keep it very simple with one of my Printable Holiday Tags (these will be available on December 10) and bakers twine or decorative ribbon. Lowe’s has a LOT to choose from right now.
Yes, they even have ribbon!
Then I got a little crazy and grabbed some of the Spanish moss from their garden area and did a 10 second centerpiece.
Once these bloom, your home will be filled with the most amazing scent!
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Last month, my challenge was Stylish Craft Room Storage. Go see!
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This post is sponsored by Lowe’s. It’s my choice what to create and it’s always my opinion.