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DIY Clay Herb Lables, Seed Packets, Jute Twine, Chinese Gardening Sheers

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We are taking a break from homeschooling this week to plant the garden, that’s what spring break looks like around here.  Every year, I am always amazed at how much work it is and at the same time how much I have missed it.  Muddy boots, sore back and all.

As many of you know, my love language is gifts and if I had my way, I would be doing giveaways non-stop on this blog. It has been a while since our last giveaway so I think we are due for some fun.

DIY Clay Herb Lables, Seed Packets, Jute Twine, Chinese Gardening Sheers

I put together a little gift set of some of my favorite gardening supplies and even made up some clay herb labels (tutorial coming soon) to tuck inside.

DIY Clay Herb Lables, Seed Packets, Jute Twine, Chinese Gardening Sheers

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DIY Clay Herb Lables, Seed Packets, Jute Twine, Chinese Gardening Sheers

DIY Clay Herb Lables, Seed Packets, Jute Twine, Chinese Gardening Sheers

Also, included are an antique set of gardening shears with jute twine. . .

DIY Clay Herb Lables, Seed Packets, Jute Twine, Chinese Gardening Sheers

and little homemade seed packets filled with rosemary, basil and parsley seeds.

DIY Clay Herb Lables, Seed Packets, Jute Twine, Chinese Gardening Sheers

DIY Clay Herb Lables, Seed Packets, Jute Twine, Chinese Gardening Sheers

DIY Clay Herb Lables, Seed Packets, Jute Twine, Chinese Gardening Sheers

Even if you haven’t fallen in love with gardening yet, growing some simple herbs is the perfect place to start. Whenever I add my fresh cut herbs to a meal I am making, they just take everything to the next level.

Why don’t you leave me a comment with one thing you would like to improve this year in the area of gardening?

 I will start:

This year I want to grow a huge patch of beautiful, heirloom pumpkins to decorate with in the fall.

I will randomly select a winner on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 9pm PST and email them directly.

DIY Clay Herb Lables, Seed Packets, Jute Twine, Chinese Gardening Sheers

It would make such a sweet gift for a gardener in your life!

 I hope you win, but in case you don’t here is the supplies list.

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  1. Beth Brown
    April 12, 2017 / 1:53 PM

    I need to fill in some dirt that has settled from last year when we filled in a man-made pond. The ground has settled, and we need to fill in dirt again. The problem is, I’ve planted some perennials and I’m afraid if I dig them up to replant, it will kill them……

  2. April 12, 2017 / 3:09 PM

    I’m like you…LIV

    I, too, LOVE gardening but dont’t necessarily care for the agony that goes along with it…especially tedious yard work. But this year I will keep gardening because I LOVE the end result. In the summer I live in my backyard and soak up beauty of the potted plants and backyard landscape. I am hoping to plant beds of caladiums and potato vine and work on grooming the Asian jasmine that surrounds my pool. Caladiums work well for my garden in the Texas heat and I love the color and watching the playful wave of their leaves when the breezes blow. ??

  3. Diane
    April 12, 2017 / 3:43 PM

    I would simply like my garden to live! ???

  4. Corrie Sandefer
    April 12, 2017 / 5:20 PM

    I would like to be a better helper without any complaining.

  5. Andreanna Edwards
    April 13, 2017 / 2:28 AM

    I am training a bougainvillea along our iron fence and I would also like to trim/train a larger one to grow over an arbor along the side yard.

  6. Michelle
    April 13, 2017 / 3:03 AM

    For the first time in the ten years we have lived here I’m starting a garden of sorts in containers. Im hoping I have a green thumb. Good luck with your pumpkin patch.

  7. Martha S.
    April 13, 2017 / 11:11 AM

    I plan to grow a pumpkin patch again this year also. I love being able to pick my own pumpkins and my grandkids love it too.

  8. Katherine
    April 13, 2017 / 11:11 AM

    Re-do the little brick pathway from the house to my mail box and under plant the mailbox – maybe in containers?

  9. Kari Cox
    April 13, 2017 / 11:15 AM

    I also love the idea of growing my own pumpkins. I buy so many different varieties each year that it would be awesome to be able to grow my own! I know my 9 grandchildren would absolutely love that! I also want to try growing my own herbs. I’ve always wanted to, but just haven’t done it yet… This is the year! 🙂
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  10. Kathlyn
    April 13, 2017 / 11:21 AM

    I am going to try growing heirloom tomatoes this year. It’s my 2nd year to use raised beds and I really like them, and hope to build a couple more each year.

  11. Fonda Rush
    April 13, 2017 / 11:23 AM

    We hope to plant a tree (a certain birch) and transplant some oaks whose seeds had settled too close to the house. My wife has already planted some white flowers with the left-over winter pansies. We also replaced solar lights in that area. She also weeded in another area and planted a primrose there. The tomato plants will be planted in another couple of weeks.

  12. Sue
    April 13, 2017 / 11:27 AM

    I am hoping to re-set my brick edging, that has sort of “sunk” . Its so time consuming, but I know it will look so much better once done. Here’s to quality time with my bricks 🙁

  13. Nancy H
    April 13, 2017 / 11:35 AM

    I moved from a home in the suburbs to a home in the city. My garden space is extremely small, and I have been planning all winter so that I can optimize the space I have and make my garden a success!

  14. Nita Beachy
    April 13, 2017 / 11:36 AM

    I love gardens and plants as a matter of fact almost anything that grows and is alive! I want to spend more time in the garden enjoying the beauty of all the little details. I hope your pumpkin patch yields a bountiful harvest!

  15. Carol Frith
    April 13, 2017 / 11:37 AM

    Living in Arizona means we plant a majority of our garden seeds in October and will be eating lettuce by Christmas and snow peas by January; carrots and beets don’t ming the heat to much. This past year I started Cosmos seeds in the house and planted them out doors the end of February. Only 3 seeds became plants that survived, but I am so glad I tried. They are beautiful! My garden is quickly coming to an end as the heat is coming soon. I have planted basil and tomatoes and they are growing wonderful. Love gardening… relaxing.

  16. Teresa Harral
    April 13, 2017 / 11:41 AM

    I am determined to grow some vegetable and keep it alive ! I hope to learn from my failures and stay positive and hopeful for better results!

  17. Tonya
    April 13, 2017 / 12:01 PM

    We just built window boxes for our home. I’m so excited to plant in them for the first time. Getting anything to thrive in a space with limited soil in the heat of the desert is going to be my challenge this summer.

  18. Sue Gibbbs
    April 13, 2017 / 12:07 PM

    I like your suggestions of planting my 1st herb garden in pots!

  19. lori
    April 13, 2017 / 12:14 PM

    I am hoping to get into the garden this year. My husband died March 2015 and since then the garden has become an evil deed. I feel that maybe this will be my summer. If I win the gift, I will be happy. If not, you have inspired me to go forth and conquer. Thank you for the inspiration. Lori

  20. Brenda
    April 13, 2017 / 12:17 PM

    Last summer we began two hugelkultur beds. This year I need to add more soil. One is to become a herb bed, with daylilies around the base; the other, taller one, will be for flowers, with morning glories growing up the sides. I bought a variety of types to add to those I saved from last year. It takes time for these beds to realize their potential, as the wood rots and retains moisture, but it is something we have never done before and our gardening choices are limited on our tiny city lot. The hugelkultur beds give dimension to the yard, breaking up the flat surface and are quite the novelty in the city.

  21. Jean
    April 13, 2017 / 12:17 PM

    Beautiful seed packets. Several years ago I had a salad which contained watermelon radish. Not only was it delicious, but the watermelon radish is so pretty. This year I finally located and purchased a packet. Would love to add my radish seeds to yours for a pretty little garden. Thank you for your gifts, they are delightful.

  22. Rachel
    April 13, 2017 / 1:06 PM

    This is an amazing gift. I love gardening. It helps to create calm in the midst of life’s craziness.

  23. Sally
    April 13, 2017 / 1:07 PM

    I would like to add some perennials to my flower beds. I would like to figure out how to have something bloom in each season. I live in Florida, and we do t get harsh winters. I’m trying to get away from too many annuals, just a few here and there for extra color.

  24. Bobbie
    April 13, 2017 / 1:11 PM

    I’m going to try growing more vegetables vertically, on trellises and posts with twine. I love gardens where things are taller than I am.

  25. Damien
    April 13, 2017 / 1:17 PM

    Grow hot peppers

  26. Denise
    April 13, 2017 / 2:23 PM

    I would like to plant a second raised bed of vegetables. I have one already but I have run out of space and want to try some different types of plants.

  27. Wrenda
    April 13, 2017 / 2:53 PM

    I love gardening! To me, it is a very rewarding endeavor when nurturing something so tiny, to the end result of a beautiful flower or a large, edible tomato.
    This year, to improve my gardening area, I would like to plant some perennials in my yard. Also need to freshen up some areas with new dirt and mulch. I would also love to begin planting some herbs. I have never tried them before.
    I absolutely love the clay herb labels you created-very unique!

  28. Maria
    April 13, 2017 / 3:18 PM

    I have 2 flower beds that need to be completely redone – I have garden center ADD and get so sucked in by all the prettiness that I can’t hardly focus. This year I am trying to do my research in advance and go with a plan… wish me luck – but I have a feeling some “other” will come home with me too 🙂

  29. Susan
    April 13, 2017 / 3:21 PM

    This year I would like to edit and simplify my back yard flower bed. After years of collecting one of this and that I’m ready for a more cohesive look. I will limit my color scheme to a white garden to brighten the yard. Don’t fret, I will be blessing my friends with my cast offs!

  30. Lynn Fowler
    April 13, 2017 / 3:23 PM

    I would love to keep ahead of the weeds, a little every day might do it.

  31. Susan
    April 13, 2017 / 4:03 PM

    This is our first spring in this house and we’re starting our gardening boxes and planting an apple tree. Everything from scratch this year. Looking forward to our efforts!

  32. Dawn
    April 13, 2017 / 5:35 PM

    I would love to have a kitchen herb garden?

  33. Tammie N.
    April 13, 2017 / 6:12 PM

    For the last ten years, I’ve been planting everything in pots. We bought a house late last summer, so this year I’m going to plant lots of things in the ground and do away with all the pots. Or at least that’s my plan! :o)

  34. Ann
    April 13, 2017 / 7:01 PM

    I want to do a small perennial garden area that has a bit of something for each season. Then I would like to fill in with annuals for that summer/fall stand out. I also have some tall containers I want to fill for splashes of summer color. Pumpkins would be fun, but we have so many squirrels I don’t know if they would survive.

  35. April 13, 2017 / 7:58 PM

    I love this Sarah! What a great giveaway! I would say…I need to improve my green thumb all together, does this include flying you out to NJ to help me garden? thanks friend!

  36. April 13, 2017 / 9:02 PM

    I don’t need to win anything (have a huge garden and way too much to do in it already! I guess my wish would be to stay ahead of the weeds) But I wanted to let you know that my homeschooled son is all grown up now and just loves to garden. All that time when he was young spent outdoors in the dirt really paid off. Good for you! I hope you spend lots of time in the dirt with yours too.

  37. Jessica Woodall
    April 14, 2017 / 1:22 AM

    I want to grow tomatoes…lots of them and learn how to can so I can eat them up all year long!

  38. Mary Kaiser
    April 14, 2017 / 1:32 AM

    Replant my wild flower garden and add more cutting flowers so I can more to bring inside to fill my vases. I need more practice on arranging them in vases.

  39. Beatrice
    April 14, 2017 / 6:47 AM

    This year I would like to plant clematis in hanging planters. I saw that on Pinterest and am very excited to try it!

  40. April 14, 2017 / 8:45 AM

    I always like to try one new thing every year in the garden. It could be a different tomato, squash, gourd, etc. But I’m going to try Lavender. I think this would be fun along with my other herbs. I like to dry them and use them thoughout the year. Your box of goodies are beautiful. Thank You.

  41. Margaret Shipley
    April 14, 2017 / 8:51 AM

    This year, I want to coordinate my plants better, so it’s not so random.

  42. Cheryl
    April 14, 2017 / 7:32 PM

    Love your little gardening gift box. We have raise beds in our garden and I really want to plant a cutting garden. I love fresh flowers and thought having my own cutting garden will allow me to have fresh flowers well into the fall. I already got my hands on some Zinnia seeds.

  43. Latanya
    April 14, 2017 / 8:18 PM

    I would love to grow some tomatoes this summer

  44. Tanya Hulbert
    April 14, 2017 / 8:45 PM

    Well, I know off hand you have a sweet start with some heirloom pumpkin seeds! That will be so fun! I would love to see my white grape finally become established after being uprooted at a horrible time of year. I have a lovely arbor for it to attach to and of course, looking forward to the fruit! This is a lovely post, Sarah. I am anticipating your tutorial on those garden markers. I can talk garden talk all day long.

  45. April 15, 2017 / 6:20 AM

    This is such a beautiful give-away that you have put together!

    I have not been very successful with a garden in the past and had given up. But this year I would really like to plant at least a zucchini plant. My improvement would be just to actually go do it since I have neglected it the last several years.

  46. Sue
    April 17, 2017 / 6:20 PM

    I,too, am looking forward to being in the garden. This year, I would like to have more cut flower gardens this year. Having flowers inside and outside makes me so happy.

  47. Julie
    April 17, 2017 / 7:33 PM

    I am starting from scratch and redoing an older yard that needs a lot of TLC. I’m adding a new garden area and new shrubs and flowers.

  48. Brenlee
    April 17, 2017 / 7:34 PM

    This is the cutest little box! This year, I plan to beautify the garden a bit! By adding mulch paths I’m hoping to reduce weeds. Can’t wait to get outside! Thanks for the inspiration!

  49. April 17, 2017 / 7:36 PM

    This year I want to create more of a lush garden that looks like it should live in a magazine. Fortunately, I finally got my husband on board with this plan! It’s only taken two years. Visiting from Tutorials and Tips party.

  50. Tara caracciolo
    April 17, 2017 / 7:37 PM

    My goal is to create an edible garden in our backyard. I want my little to learn along side me the importance of healthy home grown food!

  51. Kaycee
    April 17, 2017 / 7:43 PM

    This year, we will be trying to repair mole damage all over the yard! Then working on the new beds we started last year after we took some damaged trees down.

  52. Gwen Reid
    April 17, 2017 / 7:46 PM

    I am nurturing some new plantings from last year due to construction of a new deck and fence. They will need some tender loving care.

  53. April 17, 2017 / 7:46 PM

    Sarah, oh my goodness. I absolutely love it!!!! A goal for my garden this year: put up 52 quarts, yes quarts of corn!!!
    I look forward to your upcoming tutorial! We planted lavender for the first time this year.

  54. Genevieve
    April 17, 2017 / 7:48 PM

    I wanted to be able to have an early garden this year. To include some Bok Choy for all its’ wonderful health benefits. So thankful that we were able to get a variety of veggies in when we did & are already enjoying their organic yummy goodness. Thank you for an opportunity to win this sweet giveaway! ?

  55. Pamela Jones
    April 17, 2017 / 7:58 PM

    On thing I would like to improve in my garden this year is a sitting area. I love being out in my garden which I have made an essential part of my life again. I love sitting out there among the new growth and watching my chickens enjoy it just as much. My garden has become addicting because it feels like it’s healing me. Healing me physically, cause it’s hard work but Lao spiritually and holistically. I feel a sense of peace and comfort among my plants. My daughter loves gardening along with me and this bring me so much joy and love!

  56. AnnMarie
    April 17, 2017 / 8:20 PM

    This year in my garden, I want to continue to plant flowers with my grandkids. Telling them stories of the peonies that they are smelling are from their great grandparents yard, and to get our hands plenty muddy and to grow 1 (seriously) amazing red tomato plant.

  57. Colleen
    April 17, 2017 / 8:24 PM

    This year I am planting all the ingredients to make fresh salsa. When we have friends and family over it will be a nice treat to have!

  58. Jamie
    April 17, 2017 / 8:49 PM

    Hmm… mostly this year I will not be overwhelmed in the garden. Baby steps! I hope this translates into planting an herb garden and spreading mulch. Gotta start somewhere!

  59. Shelby
    April 17, 2017 / 10:27 PM

    I’m inspired to build our own garden in our backyard finally. My 11 year old son loves everything about plants. He grows and takes care of our herbs. It would bring him so much joy if we finally get fencing and start an outside garden!

  60. Heidi Embrey
    April 18, 2017 / 2:02 AM

    After working on our garden here for 7 years since we bought our house, I believe this will be the year I finish up the back yard and have the whole yard looking somewhat finished. I only plant edible/useful and native plants. This year I got more seeds going than ever, and we have tons of fruit trees and perennial vegetables! It’s called a Permaculture food forest. Almost no work to maintain, but fruit and veg forever! Thanks 🙂

  61. April
    April 18, 2017 / 3:36 AM

    This year I am going to grow Loofah to share with my girl friends!! I love gardening! It is very therapeutic, I love soaking in all the beautiful colors, smells and sounds that our dear Lord has created!! Happy digging!!

  62. April 18, 2017 / 6:43 AM

    I want to take better care of my herb garden (not let the chocolate mint take over the entire patch!)

  63. April 18, 2017 / 7:05 AM

    We moved into our home two springs ago and we are trying to tame our ragged edges ! I also have one area I created but have nothing in yet so that will be my focus this spring-fill it with life!!

  64. Pam Schneider
    April 18, 2017 / 8:51 AM

    I want to start a large patch of Blueflax which is my favorite flower at this time. I wanted to recede from year-to-year.

  65. Mary
    April 18, 2017 / 9:39 AM

    This year I want to keep up with the weeds. They always get ahead of me and then I am overwhelmed. This year not going to let that happen.

  66. Janae
    April 18, 2017 / 10:00 AM

    I too want to grow some heirloom pumpkins! Especially those “Cinderella” type ones- both creamy white and the blue-green color!!

  67. Cynthia Anaya
    April 18, 2017 / 12:06 PM

    Asparagus! Crunchy.., nutty.., love the color of green.., Asparagus. We are planting it in our garden for the first time in 25 years of gardening our wee bit of earth. Kinda excited, love our garden adventures!

  68. April 18, 2017 / 12:58 PM

    I have a little area surrounded by a partial picket fence that never seems to be the way I want it. This year I want to redo it and make it more beautiful. Thank you for the giveaway.

  69. April 18, 2017 / 4:38 PM

    Your give away has much visual appeal. You are very talented! I love the herb markers and the packets of seeds. The scissors, twine and cute box really add to the presentation. Thanks for being generous and creative!
    I have been working on getting control over weeds by adding landscape fabric and more mulch so I can get to the fun stuff like planting seeds. I also have the lovely bones for a parterre garden for vegetables, but it is infested with nutgrass, so am trying to eliminate that also. Meanwhile, I strive to enjoy the garden as much as I can even if it is in progress and has far to go and not get overwhelmed with the enormity of it all. Baby steps!

  70. Susan
    April 19, 2017 / 10:01 AM

    Beautiful pictures and post! Thank you for the opportunity to win this amazing giveaway. Every year I plant 3 or 4 tulip bulbs and I kick myself for not just buying a bag of 100; this fall I will definitely do it. I have 4 planter boxes on my deck that I bought last spring. I was trying to grow onions, tomatoes and peppers. Well…that didn’t turn out too well. This year I’m going to try and work on growing a green thumb! ?

    Enjoy your day. ???

  71. May 3, 2017 / 7:13 AM

    After seeing your post on IG, I just had to make some of those adorable markers for our herbs. My son and I made some clay ones last week. I’m anxious to see how you did yours. This whole box is stunning. Such a beautiful gift for the winner!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      May 9, 2017 / 5:30 PM

      Yay, I love that you did this, Amanda. You are such a self starter!

  72. Tracy Taylor
    February 7, 2018 / 5:04 AM

    How did you make your seed packs? I love love these!

  73. Nina-Marie Barr
    March 14, 2018 / 8:01 PM

    I have been gardening since I was a young girl.. I love being outside, especially in the Spring. I am working on adding lavender to my garden I started last year..

    Just found you . Love all of it, already! Thank you, for being thoughtful and offering such a lovely gift.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      March 28, 2018 / 8:32 AM

      Awww, you sound like a kindred spirit! Your lavender sounds amazing, I’m so pleased our paths have crossed.

  74. Patti S.
    April 6, 2018 / 5:15 PM

    I have just one goal…to keep my plants alive! Sadly, I have a brown thumb and have managed to kill most everything I try to grow. I still love to keep planting and trying though. 🙂

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      April 12, 2018 / 9:23 PM

      Hey, that’s a great goal. haha!

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