Handmade Gift Guide: Gifts for The Gardener

December 7, 2012 - Filed under Christmas, Gardening

Help your favourite green-thumb kill time until the spring thaw with these gorgeous gardening gift ideas.

We know not everyone has time to make all their gifts, so don’t worry, each of our Handmade Gift Guides includes projects for you to make, as well as handcrafted gifts you can buy. Give love this holiday season… Give Handmade!

Handmade Gift Guide: Gifts for The Gardener

1. Peas on Earth Print – I’m smitten with these adorable vegetable prints. Check out the Etsy shop for other fruits and veggies, if peas aren’t your thing.

2. Neon Dipped Pots – A gardener can never have too many flower pots, and what a great way to add a splash of color.

3. Gardener’s Apron – Practical yet pretty. Give your favorite gardener a handy apron to help hold tools, gloves, and seeds as they get down and dirty.

4. Seed Bombs – Seed Bombs are a great way to spread the love, and the flowers. Simply mix together clay, dirt and seeds, roll into balls and let dry. Then package up with a little note.

5. Flower Arranging Kit – Your favorite gardener will appreciate a kit for arranging flowers, especially flowers from their own garden. Pack all the essentials inside a jar that’s attractive enough to double as a vase.

6. Seed Packets – These adorable seed packets are available as a free download. Simply pick your favorite colored paper, print, and fill with seeds.

7. DIY Garden Markers – Sure most green-thumbs will be able to tell you what’s what just by looking at their garden, but theses are just so darn cute who wouldn’t want to have a set?

8. Spray Painted Watering Can – Brighten up an old watering can with a simple coat of paint. Who says the flowers have to be the only thing colourful?

9. Gardener’s Soap – Anyone who’s spent much time in a garden can tell you just how dirty you can get. So why not give your favorite gardener some beautiful handmade soaps to help clean and nourish their hands after a long day in the garden.

10. Bee and Insect Hotel – Get their garden buzzing with this great bug house. Perfect for solitary bees such as Mason Bees, which are excellent for pollinating in the garden, helping to increase fruit yields.

Don’t forget to check back on Monday for more great ideas as we continue our Handmade Gift Guide Series.

Posted by: kelly

Summer Solstice Succulent Garden Party

June 18, 2009 - Filed under Events, Gardening, Vancouver


The Vancouver Craft Mafia is hosting Succulent Garden Party this coming Sunday for the summer solstice. Share some soil and some yummy eats with these ladies in Victoria park, and make a beautiful succulent pot for your home.

Be sure to let them know you’re coming (so they know how much soil to purchase), and check out their site for all the details..

Who: The Vancouver Craft Mafia
What: Summer Solstice Succulent Party
Where: Meeting at Figaro’s Garden, 1896 Victoria Ave., then walking to Victoria Park, 4 blocks away
When: June 21st, 2009 from 4pm to 6pm

For more information click here.

Posted by: kelly