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Homemade Gift Ideas for the Gardener on Your List
Have a gardener on your Christmas list that
you would like to make a homemade gift for? Try some
of these ideas:
You can make birdhouses out of any number of items.
If you are good with tools you can make a
traditional wood birdhouse, but if you aren't there
are other types you could make. Birdhouses can be
made out of cardboard milk cartons, boxes, even
large hollowed and dried out gourds. Be sure to
decorate them too.
Put together a seed starter gift basket. Collect
some smaller pots, seeds, bags of soil and a small
watering can. With this gift your gardener can start
some seedlings on the windowsill before spring.
You can find many different sizes of ceramic pots at
craft stores. Get a few and decorate them with
paint. They will be a bright addition to any garden.
Garden Stakes and Markers
Create some garden stakes and markers. This is an
easy project for kids. Get some paint stir sticks.
Let the kids decorate some 5x5 inch squares of heavy
cardstock with different fruits and vegetables that
would be found in a garden. Have them laminated and
then attach them to the paint sticks with a heavy
duty staple gun. You can also paint the paint sticks
if you want to cover up any writing that may be on
The Gift of Time
Put together a coupon book. Include things like
helping with weeding, or watering while they are on
vacation or even babysitting so that your gardener
can have some time to garden.
There are numerous types of birdfeeders you could
make. You can make simple ones by putting peanut
butter on pinecones then rolling them in birdseed.
You can also make birdfeeder shelves that can be
nailed to a tree. Be sure to remember a bag of
An avid gardener would love to display his or her
passion for gardening on the Christmas tree. You can
gift some handmade tree ornaments that go with the
garden theme. You can decorate miniature birdhouses
with fake snow, glitter and holiday greenery or tie
a red bow and a string to artificial birds. You can
also tie up bundles of artificial holiday greens,
small pinecones, berries and cinnamon and tie
strings for hanging and gift them as ornaments.
This article first appeared in the 'Celebrating
Christmas PDF Magazine' which is a FREE magazine that
you can download and even print out.