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:
- Cardboard (I used the box from a 20 pack of soda)
- Yarn or string
- Metal ring for hanging (I used a key ring)
- A small plant (I used a cutting from my outdoor geranium)
- Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix
- Glue or similar (I used packing tape)
- Miracle-Gro Shake’n Feed All Purpose Plant Food
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:
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
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?