Handemade Gifts: DIY Gifts from the Gardeners

here are so many resources online today. So much to get excited about. Especially around the holidays. Some of my gardening friends have graciously allowed me to round-up some of their favorite handmade gifts to make from the garden and for the garden.

gardener gifts

I’m sure you will be inspired by all of them.

Our Fairfield Home Basket

The first one comes from Barb Rosen of Our Fairfield Home and Garden. Barb is a great gardener who shares all kinds of wonderful DIY projects and fabulous pictures of gardens such as Longwood Gardens in my beautiful home state of Pennsylvania. She is also a great watercolorist, something I’ve always admired. The graphic above shows Barbs seed starter basket from her article “DIY Gifts For the Gardener.” Check out her post for more great garden basket ideas.


Next is a fun Layered Popcorn Mason Jar gift from Alecia at Chicken Scratch NY.  Alecia is a crafty gardener from Upstate NY. She illustrates a multiple of affordable projects including this pretty one which layers popcorn attaching a mitten cut out for card.

 seed bombs

Jill from Brown Green and More gives us seed bombs for all our gardening friends to enjoy. Jill is a Landscape Architect with over 15 years of experience under her garden belt. Her blog, Sage Advice, is full of great info on sustainability and outdoor living.

Oil & Vinegar InfusionsHere’s one of mine. They’ve been pretty popular one Pinterest and Hometalk so I’m including them here. They are from my article on herbal infusions. Herbal oils and vinegar make great gifts, especially if you have any foodies on your list.

Crossroad Cottage Napkin Rings

Jane from Cottage at the Crossroads show us how to make adorable napkin rings from tiny terra-cotta pots. A clever idea that is so simple to make, especially if you are handy with power tools or have a handy husband like Jane. Jane and her husband Leo live on a 100-year-old property and share many great ideas on home and garden, including growing your own vegetables, lots of decorating ideas and great recipes.

Bulb gifts

Here’s a second idea from Jill at Brown Green and More, Sage Advice Blog. This one shows us a simple way to give the gift of plants with lovely Narcissus bulbs you can force to bloom indoors.

Santa Ornament from okra

I just love this next one. It’s a Santa Claus ornament made from okra! Susan from Learning and Yearning has taken re-purposing to a new level. Susan is a Master Gardener also living in Pennsylvania. She blogs about many facets of gardening and natural living.

Succulent Book Planter

Barb Camp from Second Chance to Dream gives us a cute Succulent Book Planter for her gift idea. Succulents are so popular now and it’s no wonder they are so beautiful. Barb is a spiritual life coach and has many great projects, recipes and uplifting posts on her blog.

Christmas Tea

Don’t you just love this poem? I do. It’s so sweet and great for those loved ones who are far away at the holidays. Linda from Crafty Gardener shared this and she writes that it is “Craf-Tea.” Too cute. Check out some suggested tea options in her post; Christmas Tea. Linda writes from her home in Canada and has many talents including gardening, crochet and photography. Check out her site for some really excellent bird pics.

Natural door wreath

From Canada to Ireland where we have the ever talented Dee Sewell from Greenside Up. Dee shows us how to make a fabulous natural door wreath from fresh plant materials. This is right up my alley. I only wish I had access to more plant material in the winter. Dee is a horticulturist who has a passion for “Teaching Green.” You can also watch Dee’s instructional videos on her Youtube channel.

Garden Apron

Hellie’s Corner gives us this great tutorial on How to Make a Garden Apron. It’s so cute and would be big help when gardening. I’m usually sticking my pruners in my back pocket. This blogger comes to us from Wales and shares a variety of information on gardening, sewing and travel.

bayberry candle saying

Here’s another one of mine. It’s a bayberry candle with an old fashioned saying that if you burn the candle on Christmas Eve you will have good luck in the coming year. Read about the saying and how to make the candles here:

Key chime

Here’s another one from the Crafty Gardener. Talk about clever ways to re-purpose, recycle, even up-cycle. Find out more about how to make chimes from keys.


Last but not least is Lynne from Sensible Gardening and Living. Lynne is another fabulous Canadian gardener who shares with us her vast experience with gardening on her one acre farm. Lynne has a special passion for daylilies and is a beekeeper to boot. The pic above shows one of Lynne’s beautiful lavender sachets. Check out her post about this and several other great gifts to make with lavender.

I hope this roundup has inspired you to make a few wonderful garden-related gifts and visit some of the great bloggers listed in this article.


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About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Hearth and Vine, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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  1. Great post! Some really great ideas here. Thanks for doing the research for me!

  2. Great ideas, I think I’m going handmade for Christmas this year. Harder to do that with my kids as one is still home. My grandma use to share all her canning, herbs, nuts, and homemade breads with her friends on the holidays it was neat. -Carole

  3. The beauty of these ideas are they are timeless. Most people love getting handmade gifts. I want to try to make the seed bombs.

  4. So many terrific ideas. Every year we have a fun gift exchange within the family for homemade gifts. I am soooo ready now, thanks!

  5. These are all such great ideas, Patti, but I love the wreath ~ gorgeous!

  6. Some lovely ideas and you’ve given me some inspiration for winter workshop ideas with community gardeners, thank you 🙂

  7. Thanks for featuring my Succulent Book. Have a great Thanksgiving!

  8. These are all such great ideas but I do really like yours the best! The herbal infusions are awesome! Nice post!

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