Don’t throw away your children’s old crafting supplies

In this picture you can see what members of my familiy created with old crafting supplies from our childhood days.

No. 1 is a beautiful mini lantern that is made out of an old glass and some mosaic stones.

No. 2 is a dried shamrock with incredible five leaves that we put into an old wooden frame.

None of the things you see was bought, we only used what was still in the old crafting drawer – even the glue was still there.

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Beyond cut flowers: pot plant & upcycling plant pot

Yes, it’s nice to surprise your darling with a flower bouquet. But think twice: These flowers often come from far away and they will die within one week. So why not invest in a much more persistent present? Pot plants come in so many shades and sizes you will surely find the one that fits the presentee: cheeky, classy or romantic, it’s up to you.

Depending on the kind of pot plant you have you can even grow saplings from the mother plant and give them away as very personal presents that will fill the house of your friends with green life. On the picture you can also see an old screw top jar that a family member upcycled with napkin art. It’s one of the best presents I ever received and I regularly keep him current about the growth of my little plant.

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Yogurt pots as seedling starter pots

I saved our yogurt pots, washed them out and made holes in the bottom them used them to plant tomato seeds to go in the propagator.

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Reuse egg shells to plant seeds

I created little planters for my pepper seeds, using old egg shells and the egg box to hold them in.

It’s super easy and a great idea to do with the kids.

  1. Wash out the old egg shells
  2. Place them in the egg box
  3. Fill each one with compost (this can be from your garden or an old potted plant you have around the house)
  4. Make a small well in the centre of each one
  5. Place 1-2 seeds inside and cover back up with the soil
  6. Give them a little water
  7. Place on to your windowsill
  8. Now, watch them grow!
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Plant your strawberry seedlings ready for summer

This is the perfect time of year to plant your strawberry seedlings, to ensure bundles of juicy fruit to eat over the summer months!

Check out the link below for guidance on planting, right through to harvest time.

Once you’ve tasted your homegrown produce, you’ll be hooked!

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