Fun and Easy Garden Projects From #MiracleGroProject

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I am not what anyone would call a green thumb, although I have had some good luck with outdoor plants and vegetable gardens. Indoors, I kept an ivy alive for many years, but from what I understand, that’s not exactly a difficult task.  Heck, I have even killed a cactus!!

I’m also not the most crafty person in the world.  I like to scrapbook when I have the time and I have been known to sew and embroider.  I even made a hooked rug once, but I’m not one of those people who can just whip something up.  So when Miracle-Gro asked me to make one of their fun garden projects, I was a little unsure if I would be able to make it look presentable.

Well, let me tell you how easy it was!!  I just went to The Gro Project page on Facebook. The projects are so cute!! You can choose from Toyrarium, Ukelele Garden, Origami Garden, G.Y.O.B. (Grow Your Own Bar) or Throw Down (cute little wildflower seed gifts).  I chose the Origami Garden, because I could make it with items I already had on hand.  You’ll need these materials:

The template for the origami part of the project is with the downloadable instructions on The Gro Project Facebook page.  The template is not drawn to full-size, so I had Boo sketch it out to scale for me on the cardboard.  Then I just cut along the indicated lines:

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Next I used the packing tape, doubled over to tape the overlapping pieces together. Then I painted the origami garden in contrasting colors: fun and easy garden projects

While the paint was drying, I made the macrame part of the project. The instructions do not specify how long the yarn pieces should be, so I made it way too short the first time. Then I started over with 4 foot lengths and that turned out much better

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Finally, I filled a small pot with potting soil, and added a cutting from my geranium. fun and easy garden projects

This project took me about two hours from start to finish. It could have gone even faster if I had picked colored cardboard to begin with and didn’t have to wait for the paint to dry.

For even more gardening projects, check out Miracle-Gro on Pinterest. There are so many fun ideas to choose from.  Where will you start?

 

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2 Replies to “Fun and Easy Garden Projects From #MiracleGroProject”

  1. Love this adorable idea!!!
    I really need to start folders for projects that I can do with my grandson as he gets older.I love gardening,it keeps me ourdoors alot,and I love anything that nature provides!!
    Thank you for the idea,teressa,
    Hugs,
    MOM

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