DIY Project: Potted Banana Bread
March 25, 2009
DIY Inspired

The next couple of days on SMP are going to be SO fun. It's finally time to show off all of the fabulous DIY favor projects that our readers have crafted and I have to say, these are some of the best we've seen. The first, was sent to us by Heather and is coined, "Potted Banana Bread"

potted banana bread DIY

So cute! Here is the breakdown and instructions...

potted banana bread DIY


-ingredients for bread (any quick bread...doesn't have to be this recipe)- grocery store

-medium sized terra cotta flower pots- Walmart $.45 each

-wax or parchment paper-grocery store

-pretty ribbon- craft store


(yields five medium potted loaves...multiply according to however many guests you're expecting )

-buy meduim-sized terra cotta flower pots ($0.45 @ Wal-Mart). Make sure to take off any stickers and wash well. Stuff a small ball of wax paper into the drain hole in the bottom of the pot.

-make bread acording to directions: Kona Banana Bread

2 c. sugar

1c. butter (or 1/2 c butter, 1/2 c. Crisco)

3 eggs

6 very ripe bananas

2 tsp. baking soda

2 1/2 c. flour

1 tsp. salt

1 c. broken walnuts

Mash bananas in separate bowl. Cream together butter, sugar, and eggs. Add bananas and beat well. Add dry ingredients and mix only until smooth. Stir in chopped nuts.  SEPARATE INTO 5 MEDIUM SIZED FLOWER POTS). MAKE SURE THEY'RE GREASED WELL. Put flower pots on a cookie sheet and bake @ 350 degrees for about 50 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean when poked in.

-Let cool on a cooling rack

Cut  8.5x8.5 squares of wax paper. Put over the top of the bread, and fasten with pretty ribbon.

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Love this idea! And, as a quick side note, Heather writes a pretty fantastic blog called The Coterie that you should definitely check out!

SO much more to come!