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While wondering around a local store recently, I found this gorgeous mugs at an awesome price. I didn’t really need any mugs, but yet I needed these mugs. Do ya’ get what I’m saying? So I had to devise a plan for the mugs in order for me to buy them. And guess what? Teacher appreciation week seemed like the perfect plan! I bought four mugs for four teachers and accompanying plants, and then I headed home to place them in the mugs.
Plopping a plant unceremoniously into a mug isn’t the best idea. In a ceramic mug, there’s no way for the water to drain. And I didn’t want to drill a hole in the bottom of the mug. To help the plant drain, I placed a layer of rocks in the bottom of the mug. Then I used additional potting soil and placed one plant into each mug.
If you’re looking to gift a plant in a cute mug, be sure to add this extra layer in the bottom! Here’s a list of items that you can place in the bottom to help the plant drain.
- Small rocks
- Polished river rocks
- Acrylic rocks
- My grandmother used to place crack ceramic from old mugs and plates in the bottom as a drainage layer. You may not want to do this for gifting purposes, but it would work for personal use.
Other than that, you can pretty much pot the plant in the mug as you would in any other vessel. Be sure to add a good potting soil mixture and give your gift recipient watering instructions (or maybe add a cute handmade gift tag or printable?).
Mugs make cute ways to gift all sorts of things! What are some unique items that you have gifted in a mug or cup before?
Mary H says
What a cute gift idea and I LOVE that mug too!