I was flipping through Family Fun magazine and came across this cool little project for March. I had leftover clear Christmas ornaments from many years ago and I was happy to give it a new life and have a project to do with the kids.
- Clear glass ornament
- Activated Carbon (you can get this at the pet store in the aquarium section)
- Small gravel
- Potting Soil
- Clover plants with roots attached
- Ribbon for hanging
- Chopstick or skewer
Put a shallow layer of activated carbon on the bottom of the ornament. Follow with a layer of gravel, I’d say no more than 1/4 of an inch. Then finish with about 1/2 inch of potting soil or enough to fill the ornament half way, depending on the size of your ornament.
I found clover plants in my yard (I need to weed, I know). I picked them out with their roots and separated them into smaller rooted pieces.
Put the clover plants in the ornament and use a chopstick or skewer to position and plant them into the soil. Add enough water to moisten the soil without flooding it. I used a squeeze-top water bottle to slowly drip water into the ornament.
Replace the top, add a pretty ribbon and hang. It’s easy as that! Don’t be discouraged if your plants look a little sad. These plants perked up the next morning. So far this has lasted almost a week. Eventually I might replace the plants with something a little more permanent… maybe a small succulent would work.
What projects do you have in store for March? Post them in the comments below!
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Still knitting with PLARN. Might make some belts with my ProvoCraft Knifty Knitter.