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!!!