Container Plants As Gifts: Creative Ideas For Wrapping Potted Plants

Container Plants As Gifts: Creative Ideas For Wrapping Potted Plants

By: Mary Ellen Ellis

Wrapping potted plants is a great way to add a personal touch to a gardening gift. Potted plants make great gifts for just about anyone, but the store-bought plastic containers and cellophane wraps lack imagination. Get more festive with these ideas for wrapping and decorating your gift.

Giving Container Plants as Gifts

A plant is a great gift idea and a versatile one too. Just about anyone will be pleased to receive a houseplant, potted herb, or a plant that can go into the garden. Even friends and family who are not gardeners can enjoy a potted plant.

A gift-wrapped plant is a rare type of gift that actually lasts. Depending on the plant type and how it’s cared for, a plant given to a loved one could last them for decades. Choose easy plants for those who don’t have a green thumb and something rare for your gardening friends who already have everything.

How to Wrap a Potted Plant

You could just give a gift plant as it comes from the store or nursery, but wrapping plants isn’t difficult. By wrapping it, you make the gift a little more special, personal, and festive. Here are some great ideas for decorating and wrapping plants as gifts:

  • Wrap the pot with a section of burlap and tie in place with a satin or lace ribbon for a contrast between rustic and pretty.
  • Use fabric scraps to wrap the container with ribbon or twine to hold it together. You can also use a rubber band to secure the fabric at the top of the pot. Then, roll the fabric over and tuck it into the rubber band to hide it.
  • A sock makes a great wrap for a small potted plant. Choose one with a fun color or pattern and put the pot in the sock. Tuck the top of the sock into the pot and then fill with soil and the plant.
  • Use wrapping paper or scrapbook paper squares to wrap a pot. Secure it with tape.
  • A great idea for grandparent gifts is letting the grandchildren decorate white butcher paper. Then, use the paper to wrap the pot.
  • Unleash your inner artist and use paints to decorate a terracotta pot. 
  • Be creative and come up with your own gift-wrapped plant combinations or even add your own unique, fun twist.
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