How to Make a Cute Plant Pot out of a Milk Carton
Bring Spring In!
April is finally here and I think it’s safe to state that spring is here! This means that it’s high time to start planting those seeds if you want them to grow in time for summer.
April is the perfect month to plant sunflowers, tomatoes, or herbs such as rosemary and sage. If you want to wait til May you might want to plant Salvia, perennial plants, cucumbers or basil instead.
Planting and growing seeds aren’t just for your garden. Bring the spring into your house by planting your seeds in pots and keeping them in your windows.
Almost any container will work fine when you’re planting seeds. There are trays that are made especially for starting seeds.
Or if you don’t want to spend money and want to get some use out of your recycling, you can create pots out of milk cartons or paper cups. Only your imagine sets the boundaries!
This season, we’ll be planting Tomatoes, Carrots, Marigold, Cornflower, and Leucanthemum Paludosum (if you know the English word for them, please enlighten me!).
Since I am a mom, you know that I didn’t choose any of the seeds that we’re going to plant. All of the decision makings was given to my four year old.
This project is easy and great for young kids who loves to paint. And the finished planted pots are a great gift idea to give to teachers or grandparents.
Or you can do as we will and keep them on your windowsill and get to enjoy them all season long.
Recycled pots that the kids have made, are the perfect gift for the grandparents! #giftidea Klicka för att Tweeta
What You Need:
- Milk cartons (at least 3″ deep)
- Knife and Scissors
- Acrylic paint
- Potting Soil
Let’s Get Started!
Empty and wash the milk carton with soap and water. Let dry completely before moving on to the next step.
Decide how deep you want the container to be and draw a line around the milk carton where you want to cut.
Use sharp scissors or a serrated knife to cut out the top of the milk carton. You could cut horizontal if you want more planting space.
Supervise your child when using scissors, or let this step be made by an adult!
Paint your milk carton with white paint. We had to use two coats of white paint before the carton was completely covered. Allow the paint to dry in between every coat.
Remember to protect your clothes and surfaces from paint!
Paint faces on the carton. Or whatever else you or your kids are in the mood to paint!
Use a screwdriver, knife or scissors to poke a couple of holes in the bottom of the carton.
Fill the planter with potting soil, up to ¼ inch from the top. Plant your seed according to the packet and cover the seed with some soil. Mist the soil and place the carton on a sunny windowsill.
Remember to mist the soil every day and transplant the seedlings when they’re about 2-3 inches tall.
Let’s chat down below! What are you planting this season?