DIY Paperwhites Christmas gifts are beautiful, so easy to plant & you can put together a beautiful arrangement for just a few dollars.
Paperwhites are my go to handmade Christmas DIY gift for teachers, friends, neighbors, family…you name it!
Homemade gifts seem more thoughtful and special than store bought in my opinion.
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Paperwhites Christmas Gifts
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Supplies Needed to Plant & Give Paperwhites Christmas Gifts
- Paperwhite or Narcissus Bulbs ( I bought these bulbs from Amazon)
- Flowerpots (Ikea has some for less than $1, ball mason jars, small metal buckets)
- Small stones or pebbles
- Potting soil
- Spanish Moss
- Shipping Gift Tag
- Small Hand Trowel or Shovel
Step by Step Instructions for How To Make Paperwhites Christmas Gifts
Step One – Fill Your Flower Pot
Fill your flower pot or Ball Jar with about an inch of stones.
Place your Paperwhite bulb up in the center of the pot.
Add potting soil to the rest of the flower pot under an inch or 2 from the top.
Add some Spanish moss to the top of the flower pot to make it look pretty :).
Step TWO – Water Your Paperwhite Bulb
Add water to help the bulb grow.
Continue to water your Paperwhite at least once a week checking to see if the soil is dried out.
If the soil is dry, then you need to water.
If the soil is still moist wait a few days before watering.
Step THREE – Wait 3 Weeks for Your Christmas Paperwhites to Bloom
It will take about 3 weeks to force your paperwhite flowers to bloom.
I usually plant mine Thanksgiving weekend so they will be ready in time for Christmas break.
The Paperwhites will bloom for a few more weeks and add a delicious smell to your home & gorgeous Christmas decor!
Lastly I add a gift tag to make the flower gift that much more personal. I hope this inspires you to plant & make a few Paperwhites Christmas gifts!
by Tara Lehman
Don’t forget to Save & Pin our Paperwhites for Christmas!
Are you looking for a fun DIY teacher gift for the holidays?
Today I am joining in with a few of my blogging friends to share some DIY teacher gifts just in time for the holidays!!!
Still need more ideas, check out these ideas from my friends! Thanks so much to Kim from Hunt & Host for organizing!!!
Hunt & Host
11 Magnolia Lane
Craving Some Creativity
I Should Be Mopping The Floor
My Life From Home
Great idea that anyone will love!
Thank you Amy!
Paperwhites are my favorite holiday bloom–they smell so heavenly! Thanks for sharing–pinned to my teacher gifts board.
Thank you so much Christy!!!
This is such a great gift I never thought about! I wish I would have started sooner! Thanks so much for sharing today!
There is still time it only takes about 3 weeks or so for the paperwhites to bloom. Thank you so much for your sweet comments and for organizing Kim!
One of our kids’ teachers is an avid gardener and would love this!! Such a thoughtful gift to brighten anyone’s home this time of the year.
Thank you so much for your sweet comment and for stopping by Kristi!
How beautiful! I didn’t know they bloomed that fast. This is a lovely gift and I will keep in mind not only for gifts, but for decorating the house. I just love fresh flowers.
Thanks Rachel and great idea! I always plant more paperwhites so I will have a few to decorate our home too 🙂
I love this. I’ve always wanted to try these but haven’t been brave enough. I will use your tips to get started. What a lovely gift idea!
Thank you so much Kristy! Paperwhites are really easy to grow, I hope you will give them a try!!!