I whipped together this easy but clever hostess gift for my friend Wendy’s ‘Welcome Home’ housewarming barbeque: a potted mint plant with a teabag ‘card’ perfect for summer sun tea.
Wendy’s new 3-bedroom Chicago condo has a rooftop deck that’s easily the size of a large outdoor beer garden. No kidding, it’s really that huge – I’ve never seen anything like it in the city. So I figured she’ll need some plants to cozy it up a little bit.
I potted the mint plant in a cute white planter. Then I made a makeshift ‘card’ out of a couple Lipton tea bags, slipped them onto wooden takeout chopsticks and into the dirt.
- Cute medium-sized pot (or if you want to decorate the outside too try this Vanilla Craft Flower Pot
- Mint Herb Plant
- Natural Potting Soil
- Wooden takeout chopsticks
- Lipton teabags
- Thin Sharpie pen
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How to make a Mint Plant with Teabag ‘Card’ for Hostess or Housewarming Gifts
Assemble your supplies. The white planter is from IKEA and I bought a mint plant and organic dirt at my favorite urban gardening store.
Use your Sharpie to write a little notes and doodles on a couple teabags to make your “card.” Separate your wooden chopsticks and slip one into the label, being careful not to tear the perforations. Press the other end into the dirt and off to the party!
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