Herb Garden Gift Basket

May 11, 2012 by Jenny Melrose

Last Updated on

Last night I promised that I would share what I did with the top portion of the canvas shoe organizer and I’m keeping my promise.  I have to give a quick disclaimer that this is my mom’s Mother’s Day Gift so if you’re reading this and you want to be surprised you should stop now.  Luckily, I’m pretty sure she won’t be reading it because she is distracted by her new granddaughter Kylie Anne Russell.  My mom loves to garden, but usually she sticks to flowers.  She can name all of them and always gives the greatest tips to Joe since she knows that I don’t have munch of a green thumb.  Before we had Riley we had an amazing herb garden, but it got taken over by Riley’s sandbox, which I’ll be showing this weekend.  My mom always loved the herb garden so I made my butterfly corkboard planter sticks and included it in the basket with the seeds for the herbs.
Here’s a close up of the butterfly corkboard planter stick.
I took a canvas shoe organizer and poked holes through all of the pockets so that water can drain out of them.
I cut the top eight pockets off so that mom could use the shoe organizer as a canvas shoe planter.  The organizer came with three over-the-door hooks that I included in the basket.
I showed you yesterday how I turned the lower half of the organizer into my canvas shoe planter.
I packed the gift basket with potting soil, the canvas shoe planter, over-the-door-hooks, herb seeds with their corresponding butterfly corkboard planter stick, and shears for easy gathering of the herbs.
Here’s the herb garden gift basket already to go.  Mom already saw my mason jar tea light for Riley’s great-grandma (Gigi) and my Tile Photo for my sister (Aunt Katie) and she loved both.  I hope she loves her gift just as much. 


24 thoughts on “Herb Garden Gift Basket

  1. Michelle says:

    I love herb gardens too! Hope your mom enjoys hers! 🙂

  2. What a sweet and thoughtful mother's day gift!

  3. Oh my gosh, I love this idea! One of my favorite wedding gifts was a little basket filled with herb plants. How can you beat a gift that is beautiful, smells great, and feeds you? Just lovely 🙂

  4. what a great idea to use this for herbs, fab!!!

  5. Love this! We love for you to share this on our Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party going on now…. http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/05/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_10.html?m=1

  6. This is such an awesome idea! I love that gift basket idea for a housewarming gift!
    Stopping by from the Homemaker in Heels Party 🙂

  7. That's an awesome gift! I know about 5 people I want to give this too right away! Thanks for sharing 🙂


  8. I would love something like that:)

  9. What a sweet gift. If my mom didn't have a black thumb :-), I would totally give her one of these gift baskets. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

  10. This is a great gift! 😀

  11. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your Gift Basket is being featued today on Menu & Party Idea Round Up from Cast Party Wednesday #41!
    Thanks for sharing your idea with us! —Sheryl—

  12. Yoli N. says:

    That is a fabulous gift!

  13. Deana says:

    What great ideas….thanks for linkin' up @CountryMommaCooks….have a wonderful weekend : )

  14. Pams Party says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your posts on Dare to Share. Your herb basket is such a thoughtful gift.

    I cant wait to see what you share next.

  15. Pams Party says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your posts on Dare to Share. Your basket is such a thoughtful gift. I look forward to seeing what you share next.


  16. Hubba says:

    I'm excited to be a new follower! I would love you to follow me back at http://iheartpears.blogspot.com

  17. Six Sisters says:

    This gift basket is darling! We are so glad you came to another week of our fun “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. Please join us again! -The Sisters

  18. Kadie says:

    How clever!! I love all the details you put into this! I am featuring this on my facebook page. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.


  19. What a great gift for a gardener! Pinning this one! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  20. MiaB says:

    Brilliant!! What a thoughtful gift. Thanks so much for sharing at Sharing Saturday.

  21. Everyone loves what you guys are up too. Such clever
    work and coverage! Keep up the awesome works guys I’ve you
    guys to blogroll.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The Melrose Family