Bulb In A Bag: Gardener's Hostess Gift

Published November 01, 2012

Amaryllis works beautifully for this idea.

Bulb in A Bag


Now that fall has arrived it’s always fun to think about what we should plant for next spring. Before the ground becomes to solid to plant, bulbs like tulips, daffodils and other pretty flowers should be planted now. If you find yourself in a nursery anytime soon why not pick up a few extra bulb packages as a small gift idea for someone special? With a little wrapping, these bulbs make wonderful hostess gifts for the recipient to pop into their garden and see the results next spring.




Colourful, paper bags (available at the Dollar Store or Michaels)

Hole punch

Assorted packages of bulbs from the nursery


Index card


Artificial tulip, daffodil or other bulb flower


When you are in the nursery look for small packages of bulbs that will fit nicely into a standard lunch size bag. Alternatively you can buy a large bag of bulbs and put a few random ones in each bag. It’s nice to give a couple of them with different varieties of bulbs.


Once the bulbs are in the bag fold over the top edges by ½ inch and then again for another ½ inch. Take your hole puncher and make two holes through the folded over edges 2 inches apart. Cut a piece of ribbon 14 inches long. Thread the ribbon through the two holes and tie a bow.


Use your computer to print or handwrite a small index card with the planting and care instructions of the bulb. Attach this card to the front of the bag.


Depending on what was put inside the bag, match your artificial flower to the bulb inside. For example, tulip bulbs would be decorated with an artificial tulip on the outside.


This is a pretty way to show your recipient what bulbs are inside the bag.