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Growing Joy with Plants - Wellness Rooted in Nature

Maria Failla- Happy Plant Lady and Author of Growing Joy: The Plant Lover's Guide to Cultivating Happiness



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5 Houseplant Crafts that Make Amazing DIY Holiday Gifts

• 35 min

The holiday season is officially here! As much as I love this festive time of year, gift-giving can be stressful for me. I always struggle to find meaningful, budget-friendly presents that make my loved ones happy. But this year, I'm spreading holiday cheer by gifting my friends and family homemade plant-inspired presents. Not only is this a budget-friendly idea—it also allows me to share my plant passion with the special people in my life. Plus, don’t you agree that plants make wonderful gifts, plant friends? In this episode, I'm sharing 5 DIY planty holiday gift ideas from simple to more advanced. Of course, I’m going to make sure there’s something for every skill level and budget. Let's get crafting! In this episode, we learn:[00:00] What are some affordable DIY plant-themed holiday gift ideas?[04:58] #1 Thrifted propagation station[08:10] #2 Windowsill herb garden[10:30] #3 Stylish Kokedama[15:07] Looking for unique and soothing chimes as a holiday gift?[16:35] Looking for the best plant genetics and tailored care for your garden?[18:52] #4 Succulent Wreath[25:06] #5 Personalized Terrarium[31:20] Accompany your DIY crafts with my book! Mentioned in our conversation:How to Make a Living Succulent Wreath - Succulents and SunshineMichaels Greenery Terrarium17" Living Wreath Sphagnum Moss FormGreening PinsGrowing Joy Ep 168 Grow Your Own Tea: Intro to Herbalism With Juliet of Chestnut School of Herbal MedicineGrowing Joy Ep 178 The Mushroom Miniseries: Mushrooms 101Growing Joy Ep 183 The Mushroom Miniseries: How To Grow Functional Mushrooms In Your GardenGrowing Joy Ep 191 The Mushroom Miniseries: How To Grow Mushrooms Indoors For a more detailed description of each DIY gift,check out the full show notes and blog here! Thank you to our episode sponsors:Wind River ChimesBring more peace, serenity, and magic into your home with chimes. Wind River is a Virginia-based company creating premium handcrafted and hand-tuned wind chimes for over 35 years. If you are looking for a new way to grow joy in your life and find a moment of peace, a Wind River chime is the perfect addition to your home or garden. Plus, it's a perfect personalized gift for your loved ones this holiday season! Visit and use code GROWINGJOY to receive free engraving on all Corinthian Bells wind chimes. Proven WinnersIf you want to have success with houseplants, you’ve got to have two things: the knowledge to care for them successfully and healthy plants. Meet my new favorite houseplant grower: Proven Winner’s leafjoy™. With only the best plant genetics grown in a state-of-the-art, European greenhouse, you will not be disappointed in the variety and quality of your favorite plants from Proven Winner’s leafjoy™. This company has taken the guesswork out of plant shopping with plant tags that include scientific names and care guides, as well as color-coded collections for the different areas of your home that you want plants in! Find plant joy in leafjoy™. Head to to find your local leafjoy™ dealer and let me know which plant you take home on socials! Follow Maria and Growing Joy: Order my book: Growing Joy: The Plant Lover's Guide to Cultivating Happiness (and Plants) by Maria Failla, Illustrated by Samantha Leung Join the Bloom and Grow Garden Party Community Platform & App AKA the plantiest and kindest corner of the internet! Get your FREE 2-week trial here! Take the Plant Parent Personality Quiz (Get the perfect plants, projects and educational resources for YOUR Lifestyle) Support Bloom and Grow Radio by becoming a Plant Friend on Patreon! Instagram: @growingjoywithmaria Tiktok: @growingjoywithmaria Subscribe to the Growing Joy Youtube channel! /growingjoywithmaria Website: Pinterest: @growingjoywithmaria Our Sponsors: * Check out Equilibria and use my code BLOOM for a great deal: * Check out HelloFresh: * Che

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