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Mother's Day Herb Garden Kit

This beautiful herb garden is a great idea for an extra-special gift for Mom.




  • Sterile soil seed-starting mix
  • Plastic bag with zipper seal
  • Burlap
  • Rubber band
  • Raffia
  • Plant-tag template
  • Copper plant tags
  • Double-sided tape
  • Cork board
  • Push pins
  • Herb-garden-instruction template
  • Card stock
  • Scissors
  • Terra-cotta pot
  • Herb seed packets
  • Osmocote plant food
  • Gloves
  • Shovel
  • Japanese floral shears
  • Watering can
  • Garden stones


  1. Step 1

    Place sterile soil seed-starting mix in a sealed plastic bag. Gather burlap around plastic bag and secure with a rubber band. Add a raffia tie around the rubber band.

  2. Step 2

    Download, print, and cut the copper plant-tag template. Place a copper tag on cork board and affix the tag template over it with double-sided tape. Using a push pin, pierce through the marked dots on the template into the copper plant tag.

  3. Step 3

    Print the herb-garden instructions on heavy card stock and cut out.

  4. Step 4

    Assemble the herb garden elements in a terra-cotta pot: add herb garden instructions, seed-starting mix, copper plant tags, herb seed packets, osmocote plant food, gloves, shovel, Japanese floral shears, watering can, and garden stones.

The Martha Stewart Show, May 2008



Reviews (14)

  • Mike_Blonder 26 Jun, 2010

    We sell herb gardens in a brown paper bag. These sustainable products are eco-friendly and make for super green gift ideas --

  • Mike_Blonder 26 Jun, 2010

    We sell herb gardens in brown paper bags. These commonplace items make for a terrific green gift idea --

  • Ldybugsrus 8 May, 2009

    mararules, did you try typing tissue flowers in the search bar? there are quite a few there.

  • mararules 8 May, 2009

    I need to know how to make a big vase of colorful tissue flowers..can anyone direct me?

  • lbuser 8 May, 2009

    Looks like the last time this was offered was a year ago. You can download the same font shown on the instructions from matrix. If you google dot matrix font you will get several different sites that have suitable fonts. I really like this idea, it is a great spring craft.

  • MombyChoice 29 May, 2008

    I love this idea! Can anyone tell me where you find the Osmocote plant food?

  • StGeorgeIslandMom 12 May, 2008

    google dot matrix font. you can download the font for free.

  • rcravey 10 May, 2008

    Thanks for the tip on buying the copper tags at Home Depot. I plan to make my tags today so I didn't want to wait to receive an online order.

    I agree..I would love to have templates for vegetables as well. I am going to try to make them myself but I know they won't be as perfect without a template.

  • mwvgirl 9 May, 2008

    I found copper tags made by Burpee at Home Depot.

  • DnALovesMartha 7 May, 2008

    ooops.... I meant Vegtable Templates

  • DnALovesMartha 7 May, 2008

    Go to Target. 5 in a bag for $1. Just did mine. Wish Martha would have included Vegetable temples. Enjoy.

  • phoenix915 7 May, 2008

    the copper tags are under "garden supplies" in the Jamali website.

  • StGeorgeIslandMom 6 May, 2008

    I couldn't find the copper plant tags at Jamali Garden's website. While I was at Target today I found some. I came home home and made my own version of a herb garden with the copper tags for my mom

  • makinstuff 6 May, 2008

    Where do we get the copper plant tags? I LOVE this idea for my herb garden! Thanks!