Holiday Parting Pots

Last year, I filled terra cotta pots with handmade botanical gifts from herbs and flowers I grew in my garden and gifted them to friends as we parted ways after our annual holiday party. They were so well received that I decided to make them again this year. And so a new tradition began.

To Make

Gather your handmade gifts and a 6” diameter terra cotta pot.

Fold 2 pieces of kraft tissue paper in half, stagger them, and line the inside of the pot with them.

Stuff an eco-friendly loofah or natural loofah sponge in the bottom of the pot.

On top of the loofah, add packets of seeds you’ve squirreled away from your summer garden along with handmade botanical self-care products you made from your harvested herbs and flowers. In addition to seed packs, I included an aromatherapy sachet, a jar of herbal shower steamers, and a jar of spearmint eucalyptus goat milk bath soak. Last year, I included homemade calendula salve, calendula borage lotion bars, and my favorite gardener’s bath soak.

Tuck your holiday card and/or an old fashioned candy cane into the back of the pot.

Lastly, finish your parting pot with a beautiful velvet ribbon (a few pieces of two-sided tape does wonders to keep your ribbon in place around the perimeter while you’re tying your bow) and tuck some fresh cedar and rosemary or eucalyptus behind the bow. 

These holiday parting pots make lovely gifts for teachers, friends, neighbors, caregivers, or family members who deserve a little self-care or who would appreciate seeds from your garden. Their thoughtfulness will make someone's day.

See a tutorial reel HERE.

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