When the Halloween decorations first started showing up in stores, I spotted a super cute tin jack-o-lantern pail for only 97 cents. I had the idea of planting chives in it and it being a fun gardening project that would be ready for Halloween. I used to always want a Chia Pet when I was younger, so I figured the boys would love it, too. It would also make a great Halloween gift for our neighbors or the boys’ teachers!
Unfortunately, my chives seeds were too old, maybe. Something went wrong and they did not grow. So, I dumped out the pail and washed it out, and left it for another catch-all on my kitchen window ledge.
Then today the 2 year old and I were shopping and I saw lots of herbs on sale at our local H-E-B for only $1! I found a Chives plant and was so happy because I finally had hair for my hairy jack-o-lantern!! My project would not be a fail and I would not have to spend a fortune.
This Halloween gift was so, so simple to make and can be done fairly inexpensively. What a great gift for a gardener in your life!
I know what you may be thinking, though, if you are frugal and smart like my husband. “But Halloween is almost here, no one wants a Halloween decoration after Halloween is over!” Fear not, my little skeptics…there is a solution!
I turned the happy jack-o-lantern around and drew a Thanksgiving theme on the back! Easy peasy and this will keep your chives happy until you need to use them in your Thanksgiving stuffing recipe!