Happy Monday everyone! As February 14 is just around the corner, I prepared some Valentine- inspired posts. Mini projects and creative ideas I hope you'll like!
When it's mid January, I start itching for Spring, and love having forced bulbs and primroses potted all around my home... The other day my Mom presented me a couple of hyacinths, I removed them from their ugly plastic containers, and arranged in upcycled jam jars. I added a few creative touches like a love label and wooden hearts... aren't they cute?
Found this old gardening book last week, and had to bring it home with me. Every keen gardener needs a very vintage gardening book, right?:)
I thought you may like to make these too, to treat yourself to a bit of Spring or to give. You can make them with your kids too, they'll love them.
- forced bulbs
- jam jars (I used Bonne Maman because they have a wide- mouth opening that allows the bulb to be inserted without any damage)
- jute ribbon
- bakers twine (or ribbon, any kind)
- hearts (any type)
- lollipop sticks
- hot glue gun
- chalkboard paint (or black paint)
1. Wrap the jam jar in jute ribbon and baker's twine (or ribbon). You can add a heart if you want.
2. Remove the bulb from the plastic pot, and put delicately in the jar, without damaging the root ball. Leave about 1 in (2 cm) at the bottom of the jar.
3. Paint the lollipop stick with chalkboard paint, attach the heart with a dab of hot glue, and write 'love' on it. Insert in the root ball.
4. Add a bit of water.