Today is Earth Day and I decided to honor this special celebration by planting, but in a eco-friendly and sort of a crafty way! I chose to use some Magnolia seeds and some herbs and for this I used some handmade newspaper pots. Just roll a piece of this paper twice and close it at one of the ends. You can always use a Paper Pot Press available at Terrain, to make this task easier.
|To identify my newspaper pots, I used some rubber stamps to put the name of the seed used.|
I also used some Peat Pots from Jiffy, a biodegradable pot made from a combination of peat and wood pulp, available at The Home Depot. The nice thing about this pots is that, after the plant has grown to considerable size, you can plant it (pot included) and it will not harm the soil.
To help me identify my seeds once planted, I used some wood doll pins from Jo-Ann and rubber stamped them with the name of the herb. This makes the name very visible but also adds a beautiful detail to this pot.
Another thing I did to identify my pots was to print the name of the seeds and place it inside a mini glass bottle available also at Jo-Ann and from the Tim Holtz Idea-Ology collection which I just adore!!!
Last but not least, with some newspaper I had left, I cut out some cute little butterfly silhouettes and paste them on my wood pins. Aren’t they adorable?!?!? Hope you enjoy this short but refreshing ideas and please, let me know what are your plans to celebrate this Earth Day!