Moms often receive flowers for mother’s day, but who’s to say dad wouldn’t enjoy a plant for father’s day? My husband enjoys cooking and using fresh herbs, so I thought it would be fun to make him a father’s day gift that could live on the counter, look good, and still be useful. I went with mint because of the lovely smell and the fact that it can do well in a container, so I themed the free printable tag to match the plant.
- Mason Jar, on hand or $1
- Twine, on hand or $1
- Rocks, on hand or $1
- Mint Plant, $2.50
- Printable, free
Total: $2.50 and up
Step one: Fill the bottom third of the jar with rocks. I used a bag of river rock purchased at Dollar Tree.
Step two: Add potting soil, if needed, and then the mint plant.
Step three: Wrap the lip of the jar with twine. I found three rolls for $1 at DT.
Step four: Print out the free printable (reduce or enlarge it to the desired size), trim the tag, and use twine to tie it to the jar. (Download the full-size image here.)
Now dad has a lovely mint plant he can keep close by when he makes his mojitos! This would also make a great teacher present or housewarming gift for a new neighbor. You could easily replace the mint plant with any other herb or plant that does well in a container. Going green with your gift giving is always appreciated.