Saturday, May 12, 2012

Easy peasy DIY herb project.

Hey everyone! Today I'm sharing a super easy DIY which is perfect as a gift and fun to make. :) It's also perfect for a crafty day with children, because they can thus be introduced to dealing with plants / herbs and can watch them growing. :)

You need: 
- Old cups or tiny bowls
- Some (organic) potting compost
- Cress seeds
- Toothpicks
- Washi tape
Fill your cups with potting compost and sprinkle the compost with lots of cress seeds and press them down lightly.
Use the toothpicks and washi tape to make tiny labels (I do this with all my plants on the balcony and this looks so pretty and you can't confuse your herbs when they haven't grown, yet. Just wrap the washi tape around the pick and write down the name of the plant.
It only takes about two or three days until you see the first shoots and only about two or three more days until they have really grown.
This is how my tiny cress teacups have been looking after less than one week. :)
Using tiny, kitchy vintage teacups, this is such a pretty project. :) I gave the tiny bowl to my mother and one of the cups to my friend Anja and kept the rest myself. :) I love fresh cress on bread with curd cheese. :)

Happy weekend!
Lu

7 comments:

  1. Tolle Idee! Muss ich gleich nächste Woche nochmal los und Tassen kaufen...so ein Mist ;)

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  2. Eine ganz, ganz bezaubernde Idee! Ich hole gleich morgen Omas Tassen aus dem Keller hoch. (Meine Küchenregale platzen nämlich aus allen Nähten.) Grüßlis, Vivi

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  3. Sieht ja sehr sehr nett aus! :-)

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  4. This is such a cute and clever idea! Big claps :D xox

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  5. Süße Idee und solche alten Tässchen sind doch wirklich zauberhaft um sie so zu verwenden.
    Liebste Grüße, Coco

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