Glass containers- mine are drinking glasses from the thrift store, costing around .50 cents a piece.
River Rocks- this container of smooth black pebbles from Target was $6.00
A big lucky bamboo plant you can cut starters from, or buy small potted ones.
Clean glass containers you can sprout your starter in.
First, cut snips off the big bamboo plant at the "joint" or knuckle of the bamboo plant. Put the starter in a glass of clean water for 1-2 weeks until you see white roots beginning at the base. I used 3 starters for each of my final gifts.
Holding the starter plants upright, fill container with rocks around it until the plants are solidly supported.
Add water and perhaps a gift tag with care instructions and you've got a thoughtful, inexpensive gift for a co-worker or hostess.
Care instructions are simple: when water level diminishes, re-fill your lucky bamboo plant. Periodically, you may want to remove plant and stones and wash them thoroughly before repotting and refreshing the water.
Do you have any great DIY Christmas Gift ideas? I'd love to hear suggestions- thanks to my new job at an elementary school there are a lot of folks on my list this year.