In the magazine, they used a jade plant. Jade plants are a symbol of prosperity, so it is a perfect gift for the start of a new year! I love succulents. I have one potted in my house and it is so easy to take care of and I think they just look really clean and simple placed in a great pot.
For this project, all you need is the plant (around $5), a square piece of decorative paper (I used scrapbooking paper I had laying around from other projects), a ribbon or twine, and a little note card. Super easy!
*If you are not going to put the plant in a decorative pot, I would definitely make sure the soil has some time to dry out so the paper doesn't get wet and tear*
Scrapbook paper (I don't scrapbook, but I like the paper :)
Bring up two opposite corners and secure with double sided tape, fold the other two flaps up and secure with a ribbon or twine.