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How to Make a Cute Plant Pot out of a Milk Carton

How to Make a Cute Plant Pot out of a Milk Carton

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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.

Read more: 40 Easy and Cheap Spring Crafts Kids Can Make

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
  • Brush
  • Acrylic paint
  • Potting Soil
  • Seeds

 

Let’s Get Started!

Step 1:

Empty and wash the milk carton with soap and water. Let dry completely before moving on to the next step.

How to make a pot out of a milk carton Step 1. This recycling 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. Click here to get to the tutorial.

 

 

Step 2:

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!

 

How to make a pot out of a milk carton Step 2. This recycling 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. Click here to get to the tutorial.

 

 

Step 3:

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!

 

How to make a pot out of a milk carton Step 3. This recycling 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. Click here to get to the tutorial.

 

 

Step 4:

Use a screwdriver, knife or scissors to poke a couple of holes in the bottom of the carton.

 

How to make a pot out of a milk carton Step 4. This recycling 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. Click here to get to the tutorial.

 

 

Step 5:

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.

 

How to make a pot out of a milk carton Step 5. This recycling 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. Click here to get to the tutorial.

 

You’re done!

Remember to mist the soil every day and transplant the seedlings when they’re about 2-3 inches tall.

 

Let’s chat down belowWhat are you planting this season?

 

 

 

22 Comments

  1. Cher

    So precious! Great blog post. I only get the plastic milk cartons now but I think I could still do a bit of decorating with them.

    Svara
    • AwesomeAlice

      Thank you 🙂 I bet there’s tons of great craft ideas with plastic cartons too 😀

      Svara
  2. Melody

    This is so cute! I think one of my old teachers had us do something like this when I was a kid. I can’t wait to try this out with my son when he gets older!

    Svara
    • AwesomeAlice

      I hope he enjoy’s it! 🙂

      Svara
  3. Ali Rost

    I love these! In fact .. I’ve been trying to think of a creative way to teach my grandson about starting seeds for the garden. Everything is more fun with a cute container .. thank-you!

    Svara
    • AwesomeAlice

      You should definitely plant something with your grandson! They find it so exciting when the seeds start to grow

      Svara
  4. A Little Heavenly

    Super adorable and such a fun idea!

    Svara
    • AwesomeAlice

      Thank you 🙂

      Svara
  5. Ant

    Love this DIY project and plan to use it with our little one next spring! Love that they can get artistic with it too.

    Svara
    • AwesomeAlice

      I hope that they’ll enjoy it!

      Svara
    • AwesomeAlice

      Thanks for saying that 🙂

      Svara
  6. Working Mum

    It’s like you are psychic … we have seeds all ready to go in our kitchen and I have been meaning to get around to planting them. Now we have a fun project to do together instead of going straight to the garden! Great post, and thanks for including such clear pictures – my boys love to see the instructions so will want to look at these 🙂

    Svara
    • AwesomeAlice

      Lol, thanks 😀 I think this project will work fine with plastic bottles too if you don’t have any good cartons 🙂

      Svara
    • AwesomeAlice

      Thank you 🙂

      Svara
  7. Dilraz

    Such a cool fun and easy activity! With such valuable lessons.
    Thank you

    Svara
    • AwesomeAlice

      It’s an easy project indeed 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

      Svara
  8. Ana De- Jesus

    Now this really has to be the cutest plant pot I have ever seen and I love how the design was homemade. Amazing what you can do with leftover recycling x

    Svara
    • AwesomeAlice

      You’re too sweet! Do you ever shop second hand clothes or vintage things?

      Svara
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