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How to Make Newspaper Seedling Pots

 Christmas Gift – Tomato Seedlings


Christmas Tomato Seedlings

Last year we saved the seeds from our favorite organic and heirloom tomato plants. This year I was over zealous raising them and had many more seedlings than I could fit into my garden.  I did not want them to be thrown away so I used an idea I saw on Pinterest. We have made these as Christmas gifts for the careers at my childrens childcare center.

This is how we made our seedlings into Christmas gifts.

Roll paper around a jar

Roll a piece of newspaper or craft paper around a glass jar

Fold up end of paper

Remove the jar and then fold up the ends and secure with a piece of tape

Push ends of paper inside pot

Push the ends of the paper inside the pot

Finished pot

Pot ready for planting

For my teacher

Punky’s gift for his favorite teacher

Add the soil and the seedling then water lightly. Label the pot with the name of the tomato on a gift tag and tie it with a ribbon or string.

These pots can be planted straight into the garden soil. This avoids additional stress to the seedling.  

There is no need to remove the plant. the newspaper will decompose in the soil.

Last year we made Christmas biscuits – Cinnamon Orange Butter Biscuits. You can find the recipe for those here.

Do you give small gifts to your children’s teachers?

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{ 6 comments… add one }
  • Miss Piggy November 12, 2012, 9:27 am

    What a GREAT present idea – and I like the fact that you can plant the whole lot straight into the ground…easy peasy!

  • Catherine November 12, 2012, 10:24 am

    Hi Kyrstie, What a fabulous idea! The teachers will love receiving these gifts, there’s nothing better than tomatoes from the garden. In the past I’ve given teachers a tin of biscuits or a mug with a christmas tree ornament in it!

  • Tina@foodboozeshoes November 12, 2012, 2:25 pm

    What a lovely and thoughtful gift idea! <3 it!

  • Lizzy (Good Things) November 13, 2012, 9:17 pm

    What a wonderful idea! Love it!

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