Wednesday, April 7, 2010

re-purpose: growing seedlings in baby food jars

if you been reading, you may know that i'm growing my garden from seeds this year.  here is a little update on the progress. 

box 1


box 2

with so much growing going on around here, i needed to start thinning the new seedlings.  the conundrum: what do do with the thinned sprouts??? the fix: a few modge-podged baby food jars and some old polymer clay tags. 

the result: perfect little jars that will allow the seedlings to prepare for transplanting. these will make cute (and cheap) gifts and for now look adorable on my kitchen window sill. 

what i did:
 1) i cut strips of paper to cover the flat part of each baby food jar.  
2) using matte mod podge, i adhered the strips to the surface, let each jar dry, and then sealed them with more podge.
3) i placed a rock and the bottom of each jar to aid water drainage, filled them with Miracle Grow Organic Choice potting soil and planted my seedling.
4) using a few polymer clay tags (from a craft project gone awry), i labeled them with a sharpie and tied each tag around the jars with hemp twine.  

this project was quick, easy and cheap. the baby food jars make the cutest little pots and they will make fun "surprise" gifts!

Parties I'm Linking To Today: 
Penny Pinching Party at The Thirfty Home
Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts
Be Inspired at Room to Inspire


Room to Inspire said...

This is a fabulous idea! I love the re-purposing of the baby food jars and they would be great gifts. Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today!


the 30 girl said...

Thanks, Chelsea!

Jen said...

Great idea! I'm featuring you at tomorrow's Penny Pinching Party so stop by and grab an "I Was Featured" button if you like.

the 30 girl said...

Thanks, Jen!!! I'm so excited for my first ever "I was featured!"

Life in Rehab said...

THAT is too cute! I wonder if I can talk my 18 year old into some strained squash for dinner...

Mod Podge Amy said...

These are way cute!!

Jax @ AlyandAsh said...

These are so cute! What a great idea, and you're right they look great in the window!!

the 30 girl said...

Thanks, Jax! It's amazing how big the seedlings are now...I definitely need to get around to planting them soon!

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