Cup and saucer
Scotch moss or succulents
Sometimes, an occasion arises where you need a gift to give, but you’re a bit financially embarrassed. Still, you need to give a gift. There are lots of things that you can make to give and many of them won’t cost any money at all. Often, you already have the items needed to create a really lovely gift that won’t hint to the recipient that it cost nothing. So, whether for a holiday, a birthday, an anniversary, or another occasion, you will feel good about giving a teacup moss garden. It’s made by you, so the recipient will appreciate it more, and it’s actually very beautiful.
If you have an odd cup and saucer – ones that don’t have mates – they can be quickly turned into a nice gift for most any occasion. The cup and saucer don’t absolutely have to match each other as long as they coordinate well. Set the cup on the plate and then you can turn the set into something small but adorable.
Smooth rocks fit right on the saucer and give you a chance to wish happiness to the recipient. You can pick up river rocks yourself or go to a craft or hobby store to purchase the polished version of the stones. When you write on each rock you create a collection of accents for the cup and saucer planter. Write things like “Love”, “Peace”, “Hope”, or your own sayings, with a permanent marker. After creating the collection of rocks, lay them on the saucer, around the cup.
Purchase Scotch moss at a nursery and remove a section to put in the cup. After you get it in the cup you’re ready to give the gift. However, there are certain things that you can do to make other cup and saucer gifts. Instead of moss, choose a different plant, and make it one that won’t require a lot of care. There are many succulents that will look great as cup and saucer gifts and they rarely require any water at all.
The rocks that you use on the saucer can be painted to create just the look that you want. Paint them all gold, all black, all white, or a mixture of colors. If you use round rocks they almost look like cookies on the plate, and you don’t necessarily have to write anything on them.
Need a gift? Go to your cupboard, get a cup and saucer, and then go to the nearest nursery – or your own backyard – for Scotch moss, succulents, or other plants. Add some rocks and the small but thoughtful gift is ready to make someone happy.