An Inexpensive Christmas Gift to Make

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Grocery store Christmas cards are typically boring and unoriginal; however, a holiday greeting card that you can plant is unique.

They are easy to make.

Supplies needed:

  • Cookie sheet
  • Shredded newspaper,
  • Flower seeds
  • Potting soil
  • Clay pot or other planting pot with drainage hole
  • Water

Place all ingredients into a blender. Blend until the mixture has a pulp-like texture.

Spread the mixture evenly onto a cookie sheet in the size of an unfolded greeting card which is 8.5 x 11, but any size you like is fine. Let the mixture dry.

Once the mixture has dried completely, fold it in half like a greeting card. Decorate it with glitter, markers, stickers; whatever suits you.

Write instructions on a small piece of paper on how to plant the card, and slip the paper inside the folded card.

Fill the flower pot with potting soil.

Rip off pieces of the card and place just underneath the soil.  Add water just to moisten the soil, place in a sunny location, and wait for the plant to grow.

If the flower is to be planted in a specific season, make sure to add that in the instructions.