gifting: a DIY gardening kit for kids

We celebrated our niece's 3rd birthday over the weekend.

Knowing just how much my own children love digging in the dirt and watching plants grow, I put together a little gardening set for the birthday girl.

Everything I included can easily be found in stores this time of year.

I labeled the potting soil bag by running a brown lunch bag through my printer.
Directions for how I did that can be found here.
The template for the potting soil bag can be downloaded here.

I separated the flower seeds from the veggie seeds and tied them up with twine.

And then I started loading up the box with gardening goodies, starting with a layer of tissue and grassy paper shreds.

It was snug, but everything fit!

rake and shovel:  JoAnn's
garden gnome:  Walmart
plant markers {tongue depressors because I forgot to order actual plant markers!} and pencil:  JoAnn's
seed packets:  Walmart
potting soil:  Walmart
seed starting pots:  Walmart
garden gloves:  Target
The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle: Amazon
crinkle paper "grass": Party City {left from this project!}

Happy birthday Violet! Happy gardening!

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  1. This looks so beautiful! What a great idea. My baby is only nine months old, but I can't wait for the time when he's old enough to come out into the garden with me... I might even prepare a little box in advance, ha ha.

  2. what a gorgeous idea!im sure the present will be much loved xxx

  3. I´d love this for myself! :-)

  4. This is such an amazing idea! I'm putting together a School's Out for Summer bucket and I think I'll include some garden items!!! How thoughtful!

  5. what a sweet gift! I love how its all put together ...thank you for sharing ♥

  6. totally awesome gift! My kids would love that!

  7. I love this idea, right down to the cute little gnome!

  8. This is just the sweetest thing ever!

  9. I love this! What a thoughtful and sweet gift! I will have to remember this gift idea for my great niece! Thanks for sharing!

  10. this is such a lovely idea!


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