I’m super excited today to share a brand new contributor to Middle of the Map Weddings. I met Laura last summer when we brainstormed with Ashley about doing a shoot together. She’s a super talented gal, and has her own blog A Girl Who Makes, where she shares all kinds of DIY projects. It’s definitely one to add to your reading list. Find out more about Laura in our Contributor section, and here’s her first project for Middle of the Map Weddings.
Hello! A huge thank you to Emily for having me today. I am excited to share with you a simple, yet clever DIY idea that can be used as a hostess gift, bridesmaids gift or wedding favor. This potted herb gift is versatile and very easy to put together.
Materials needed: potting soil, 8” ribbon or yarn, small pair of scissors, coffee mug (the one shown is from anthropologie), an herb (the one shown is chive).
Step 1: Place about 1” of potting soil into the bottom of your mug.
Step Two: Plant the herb into the mug and fill the remaining space in the mug with potting soil. Gently press the soil into the mug to secure the herb. You want the herb to have a snug fit.
Step Three: Trim the herb plant to your desired length and shape. In this case, the chive was a bit long, which made it bend, so I decided to trim it to about 12” so it would stand up straight.
Step 4: Using the ribbon, tie a pair of small scissors to the handle of the mug.