I'm already loving reading everyone's Christmas blog posts. There's some serious creative talent in our little community here. Thank you all for inspiring me with your ideas once again! :)
Here are my three ideas to share -
1. Potted Herbs for Christmas Gifts
Recently Stacey170 shared a post of how she had potted up cuttings of her Pink Bubbles for Christmas gifts. I loved the idea so much that I decided we'd do something similar for Luke's teachers. Instead of Pink Bubbles I put together some pots of herbs. We bought pots from The Warehouse for $4.50 each and then mixed herbs from Awapuni. This way I got a selection, rather than all the same herb. I then added in a small marigold plant into each pot for a bit of colour. Add a sparkly red ribbon, a tag saying 'Thank you for helping me grow' and you've got yourself a cute little Christmas gift. Thank you for sharing your amazing idea Stacey! We just put our own little spin on it.
2. Flowers in a Jar
If you pick flowers from the garden, pop them in a mason jar filled with water, screw the lid on tightly, and turn it upside down you've got a simple way to make a beautiful centrepiece for a Christmas meal. We picked a red rose Luke had chosen to grow called 'I Love You Mum'. Perfect paired with a candle on the coffee table too. Maybe I should have chucked myself together a cheeseboard for my romantic night in for one haha.
3. Growing Candycanes in the Garden
If you give your child a handful of tic tacs and tell them they're candycane seeds they will happily run off into the garden to plant them. Better yet - tell them one of Santa's elves delivered them. The following morning candycanes appeared in our sweetcorn patch. I had one very excited five year old picking his candycanes the next morning. The fastest crop you'll ever grow. These things even put radishes to shame ;)
Have a lovely Christmas everyone xx