Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Inspiration

Since I started this blog I've become something of a blog junkie. Which I think you can see from the loooooooong list of links over there on the left. One of my favorite daily reads is Oh Happy Day. She finds all kinds of lovely things and then posts them for the rest of us who don't have the same killer eye. A few weeks back she posted some photos of the decorations she did for a church party. I fell in love with the tiny wheat grass planters she made for each person and decided to make some myself. They were so easy but ridiculously satisfying.

First, I bought eight little terra cotta pots for $.50 at the gardening store. Then I spraypainted them a nice springy green.
After they were dry I filled them most of the way with potting soil. I left about a quarter of a inch at the top.

Then I spread them with a layer of red wheat berries that I bought in bulk for about a dollar at a health food store. I packed them tightly and then covered them with another layer of lightly packed soil.

After a week of sun and watering (which Corey did for me while I was in Texas!) and talking to the little guys, look what they did!


I put five of them up on our mantle and they look so cute and springy! I'm taking the others to the girls I visit for church and one is going to come brighten up the beige wonderland that is my office. I imagine this is a fun project to do with children because it's really easy, just the right amount of messy and produces fun results relatively quickly.

Just another reason that I love the internet!

7 comments:

cropstar5 said...

super cute!
i think i'm going to have to do this too.
and i LOVE Oh Happy Day!

β♂ said...

You are so domestic. Do you think you could grow other things in them? Like, say, weed?

katie said...

K8, you are totally missing out on my blog. Just letting you know. ;) Oh Happy Day inspires me all the time (but usually its with jealousy).

Chloe Elizabeth said...

I will have to copy these as well. And I am with you on the junkie...and with katie on the jealousy.

Mega N! said...

Leonard the rabbit would like it if I were to make something like this. But then all the little grass pots would be half eaten all the time...

k8 said...

i would really like to meet leonard the rabbit.

f*bomb. said...

I wish you were MY visiting teacher! I want one, too!