Welcome to the first installment of Mother’s Day diy gifts from busy tots!
These gifts are great for Granny too! With a little adult supervision these gifts are easy to make and low in cost. Even Daddy / an older sibling can assist.
Today’s diy project is a Lavender pot. Lavender is well known for its calming properties and who doesn’t want a home filled with tranquility especially with a busy tot!
Here’s what you are going to need:
All these items can be purchased at your local garden center
- Lavender (best to purchase French Lavender for indoors from your nursery)
- A small clay pot plant with holes underneath for good water drainage
- A drip tray to collect excess water
- Potting soil mix
- A spade
- Water can
- Pebbles / gravel
- A ribbon for decoration optional
Step 1: Add a few pebbles / gravel to the pot, next fill up with potting soil.
Step 2: Dig a hole deep enough for the plants roots
Step 3: Remove the plant from it’s nursery pot and shake off excess soil. ( Keep some stems for our next diy activity!) plant it in the pot making sure the roots of deeply planted and well covered.
Step 4: Add the drip tray and gently water.
Make sure that your Lavender is placed in a warm spot, a windowsill is recommended but not if it’s cold and drafty. Allow water to dry up over a few days before watering again.
Add a ribbon and one of these free printable cards below!