Moms usually receive flowers for mother’s day, but who’s to say dad wouldn’t enjoy a plant for father’s day?  My husband likes cooking and using fresh herbs, so I thought it would be fun to make him a father’s day gift that could live on the counter, look good, and still be useful.  I went with mint because of the lovely smell and the fact that it can do well in a container, so I themed the free printable tag to match the plant.


  • Mason Jar
  • Twin
  • Rocks
  • Mint Plant
  • Printable


Step one:  Fill the bottom third of the jar with rocks.  I used a bag of river rock.

Step two:  Add potting soil, if needed, and then the mint plant.

Step three:  Wrap the lip of the jar with twine.

Step four:  Print out the free printable (reduce or enlarge it to the desired size), trim the tag, and use twine to tie it to the jar.

Now dad has a mint plant he can keep close by when he makes his famous mojitos!  This would also make a great teacher present or housewarming gift for a new neighbor, just replace the mint plant with any other herb or plant that does well in a container.  Going green with your gift giving is always appreciated.

This post first appeared at Dollar Store Crafts, where I am a contributor.


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