Monday, March 31, 2008
Spring in a Bottle
Here's a nice little crafting project to promote greenery!
If it feels like spring's taking too long to sprout, liven up a winter windowsill by making this mini greenhouse -- a recycled take on a cloche, traditionally used outdoors to protect early plantings. CRAFT MATERIALS:
Clear 2-liter soda bottle
Craft stick marker
Time needed: Under 1 Hour
1. Cut the top from a clear 2-liter soda bottle.
2. Find a flowerpot that fits inside the dome. Fill the pot with potting soil, then plant the seeds according to the packet directions.
Tip: Consider planting herbs, such as parsley and basil, that can be transplanted outside once the weather warms, or grass, which grows fast and is fun to trim with scissors.
3. Place the pot on a saucer and poke in a craft stick marker. Slip the dome over the pot. Be sure to water the soil when it looks dry.
From FamilyFun: Spring Crafts