Test Tube Dried Flowers and Herbs Handmade Gifts

This tutorial for test tube dried flowers and herbs is the perfect small gift for any occasion.

In this week’s Tuesdays in The Garden, we are celebrating Christmas in July. My fellow garden bloggers (listed below) are sharing ideas on how to make gifts from the garden. One super easy gift that you can make from your garden is cute test tube dried flowers and herbs. Even if you don’t grow them, you can purchase all kinds of dried flowers and herbs online. 

Test Tube Dried Flowers and Herbs
This tutorial for test tube dried flowers and herbs is the perfect small gift for any occasion.

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Test tube dried flowers and herb materials

Test Tube Dried Flowers and Herbs Materials

Test Tubes
Various Dried Herbs & Flowers
  lavender, peppermint, calendula, hibiscus, rose petals (shown here)
Raffia or other ribbon 

Paper funnel for test tube flowers and herbs.

To make these beauties, simply create a paper funnel to spoon your dried flowers and herbs into. Here, I used five plants, but you can experiment with fewer, or more.

The uses for this are many. They make great stocking stuffers. They are also beautiful tied on top of a wrapped gift or a gift bag.

Trio of test tube dried flowers and herbs.

The flowers and herbs themselves can be used in a therapeutic bath spa treatment. Or if you purchase organic, they could be used in cooking. For example, you could sprinkle them in your salad. Another idea is rolling a soft cheese in the herbs, or rimming a cocktail class with the flowers. The test tube layered flower and herb package is pretty alone by itself and would look great on display in many places in the home.

Test tube dried flowers and herbs perfect for gift giving.

These would also make great inexpensive favors for a wedding or bridal shower.  

Invite the girls over for a night of fun and creativity, over drinks and good conversation while making these easy and beautiful gifts.



Now let’s see what my fellow Tuesdays in the Garden friends are sharing this week. 

Tuesdays in the garden group photo.


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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. Simple, neat and creative… This is perfection, you could even slip in a bottle of essential oil to go with it. I’m thinking though a kitchen herb one would be really neat. Excellent gift idea Patti..

    • Hi Carole,

      I love the way you always seem to come up with an added touch to my posts. They are always spot on too. Someday we need to team up in a joint venture. 😉

  2. These are so pretty. I love all the creative ways you suggest to use them. And a work party to put them together sounds like a really fun way to socialize at the same time. Great gifting idea!

  3. So pretty, Patti! And the perfect complement to my post. I bet most people who garden have a quick source of herbs and flowers right now! Time to go “shopping.” 😉

    • Hi Michelle,

      I agree that our posts are a good complement and anyone who is growing herbs may just have more than they can handle right now. Time to put them to good use.

  4. Love these test tubes…your DIY is perfect…easy to do with great results. 🙂

    • Hi Jeanne,

      So glad you like it. I always like something that isn’t too hard to do and not horribly expensive to give out to many people at the holidays.

  5. Such a great idea. We grow a few different type of rose and I could dry them and make these as gifts. And the petals could be used in soaps, sugar scrubs, bath bombs, or even just sprinkled into the bath itself.

    I hadn’t ever thought of making these before, it such a great idea.

  6. I love this cute idea, Patti! Using kitchen herbs and topping a kitchen tool or basket would be a fun way to use them, too.

  7. I absolutely ADORE this idea. It’s so unique and fun. I cannot wait to do this for some of my family members when the holiday season arrives. Visually stunning and practical. Going to start saving from my garden now so I’ll be ready 🙂

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