Bulb Hostess Gift

Spring Hostess Gift Idea

Plant Flowering Bulbs in Silver Julep Cups for A Unique Hostess Gift

Today, I’m sharing an easy + fresh idea for a hostess gift. They’re perfect for a variety of occasions such as an Easter brunch, dinner party, birthday celebration or Mother’s Day! Lately I’ve been obsessed with planting bulbs around my backyard. I thought that it’d be a fun idea to plant bulbs in a smaller container to make a long-lasting gift. The idea is to layer flower bulbs that way you continue to have blooms for the next few weeks. I also planted a Zinnia on top for a punch of color. I used my silver julep cups because I loved the idea of the cup being reusable. Mint Julep, anyone? But of course you can use any vessel as long as it has enough depth for layering. Now that I have your attention, I’m sharing this easy DIY below.

Materials:

  • Silver Julep Cup (Similar one at Pier 1 Imports)
  • Moss
  • Bulbs (I used Ranunculus)
  • Flowering Plant (I used Zinnias)
  • Potting Soil
  • Pebbles
  • Plastic

Directions:

Line the cup with plastic. Next, add a layer of pebbles to the bottom of the cup for drainage. Fill about 1/4 of the cup with potting soil then add 2-3 bulbs with roots facing down (note: some bulbs need to be soaked in water up to 6 hours prior). Then fill about another 1/4 of the cup with soil. Next plant the Zinnias. Add moss to cover the soil. Water and place in full sun.

SHOP THE STORY

Bulb Hostess Gift

Bulb Hostess Gift

Bulb Hostess Gift

Bulb Hostess Gift

Bulb Hostess Gift

Bulb Hostess Gift

Special Thanks to Tamara Gibson for Photography

2 Comments

  • Reply Nicky E April 5, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    Hello, Monica! This is such a beautiful post, and I have to agree with how adorable this small flowers look! A truly perfect gift of appreciation for our beloved hostess’. Thanks for sharing this with us. 🙂

    • Reply Monica April 15, 2018 at 6:06 pm

      Thanks so much, Nicky! You are so sweet 🙂

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