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Planting Bulbs and Embellishing


Download our gift tag to attach to this wonderful handmade holiday gift.

Then, learn how to make a Bird's Nest Planter.


  • Floral gravel
  • Paperwhite bulbs
  • Water
  • Glass bowl
  • Moss
  • Gift tag


  1. Step 1

    Pour a layer of gravel into a glass bowl. Nestle six paperwhite bulbs into the surface of the gravel, clustered together so they are close to one another, with the pointed ends up. Add water.

  2. Step 2

    Tuck bits of moss around bulbs, allowing moss to lightly cascade over bird's nest area.

  3. Step 3

    Leave planted bulbs in a well-lit, cool spot until the shoots are 4 inches high, then move to a warm, sunny place. You should have blooms in 4 to 6 weeks, which will last for several days.

The Martha Stewart Show, December 2008