Spring/Easter flower pots – an alternative gift!
I have surpassed myself this week with my creativity! With three under three craft activities usually have disaster written all over them, and although my cream carpet (bought clearly pre-children) is no longer cream it’s state is not added to by green and red paint!
However my son (2 year old Noah) loves sticking and planting and so I came up with an idea that encompassed them both. We used the Easter theme as he was making a present for Daddy who is not a chocolate fan (weirdo I know) but you could really do this any time!
So this is what you will achieve!
The finished article!
You will need:
A plastic disposable salad bowl (I bought a pack of five from Tesco)
Some compost or grow bag
Some pretty ribbon
Some Easter/spring pictures to stick on
Tray of bedding/spring plants
1. Cut the lid off the salad bowl.
2. Place the base of the bowl onto a toilet roll and using a skewer pierce a few holes in the bottom for drainage!
3. Glue around the top edge of the bowl and stick on the ribbon.
Decorate the bowl
4. Get your spring Easter/pictures (we got ours off a card making magazine but loads of craft shops and the ELC do spring Easter craft bits and pieces!) Using the sticky fixers, which are double sided, stick to the back of the picture and then onto the bowl. Easy and no mess!
5. Once decorated, and you could paint, add glitter and all sorts if you wanted, go outside and fill the pot with compost. Add your plants. Three work best and we used pansy’s.
Plant up your spring plants!
6. Finish off by watering!
A nice little Easter gift for a Nanny or Grandpa, Auntie or Uncle don’t you think?
It was really easy and BBdidn’t get bored doing it, so you don’t get frustrated unpacking loads of stuff, for then to lose interest five minutes later. Have a go and let me know what you thought!