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4th of July Hostess Gift Idea

June 26, 2014

Happy Thursday!  With the Fourth of July just around the corner, I’m so excited to be able to share an adorable Hostess Gift Idea from the two lovely ladies at Sypsie Designs.  Jodie and Paige are two creative sisters, and their blog has so many great ideas!  I’m honored to have them sharing one of their crafts here on View From The Fridge!  I’ll let them take it away, but be sure to scroll to the bottom to see some of my favorite Sypsie Design projects!

Hi there! We’re Jodie & Paige from Sypsie Designs and we’re so excited to be sharing with you! Our blog is centered around decorating our little rental apartment, furniture makeovers and the occasional craft, but today we’re focusing on a little hostess gift idea for those 4th of July (or any summer event) get togethers that are coming up!

We tried to think of what we’d appreciate if we were hosting, and came up with the conclusion that it should be something decorative that could be used at the party, but something that would last for the rest of the summer as well. And the winner was: a small yet personalized potted plant!

First off was gathering all of the supplies. We used a plastic pot, a potted zinnia flower, a variety of flower seeds, ribbon, leftover paints and a small flag and letter for decoration.

4th of July Hostess Gift Idea

We chose to customize the pot and include a “G” for the last name of the person hosting. Using leftover paints we painted the outside rim of the pot and made a small USA flag on the letter. A small craft brush worked perfect and we spent no more than 10 minutes on both.


After the paint dried, we planted the zinnia, glued the G onto a skewer and added both that and the flag to the pot. After the holiday these can be removed so that they’re just left with the pretty plant, but for the 4th it’s a fun little add-on!

4th of July Hostess Gift Idea

As the final little bit, we added three types of flower seeds to the plant using a burlap ribbon. We love these type of mixed flowers because they are so easy to grow and are beautiful to cut and bring inside as bouquets, but these can definitely be changed to reflect the hostess’s (or host’s) taste!

4th of July Hostess Gift Idea

And with that it’s ready to be packed up and gifted! The whole project took less than 30 minutes including dry time, and around $10 to complete. If flowers aren’t your thing, you could easily plant a small strawberry plant (they work great it pots too!) and include fruit and veggie seeds instead. Our favorite part is how the personalization options are endless to fit any type of person or party.

Thanks so much to Katie for letting us share today, we hope you’re inspired to create one of your own this summer!

Katie here again!  Thanks again to Jodie and Paige for helping me out this summer!  I’m overwhelmed at how generous and willing everyone has been this summer to help me out while I enjoy some ‘Baby Ben’ time!  Seriously … it really does mean the world to me! 

I mentioned how much I love Jodie and Paige’s site.  Well .. check out a couple of my favorite projects of theirs, and I’m sure you’ll agree!


USA String Art


Bench Makeover


Ikea Poang Chair

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  • Reply Jenna @ A Savory Feast June 26, 2014 at 11:32 am

    This would also make a cute decoration in my house, I wouldn’t want to give it away! Such a cute idea that any hostess is sure to love.

  • Reply Wendy @ June 28, 2014 at 9:54 am

    Love it! What a cute hostess gift.
    I would love for you to share this a my T.G.I.F. Linky Party @ Have a great weekend!
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