Earth Day 2014 is on April 22! If you’d like to bring a little spring to your indoors, make a fun DIY mason jar planter with your kids and plant them with your favourite flowers or herbs. These would also make a wonderful Easter or Mother’s Day gift idea!
- 2 quart-size jars, clean
- pink, blue, and green spray paint
- ¼ yard or large scrap piece of burlap
- ¼ yard or large scrap piece of coordinating cotton fabric
- felt flower pattern
- pink, yellow, purple, and blue rick rack: 1 package of each colour
- 1 yard of twine
- 1 package of pink-striped paracord
- potting soil
- 3 paint stir sticks
- chalkboard spray paint
- 3 herb plants
- hot glue stick
- hot glue gun
To make the burlap and fabric wrapped jar:
Step 1: Use the spray paint to paint one jar blue, then add a second coat of paint and set aside to dry.
Step 2: Cut a piece of burlap to 14 inches long by about 4 ½ inches wide.
Step 3: Cut the cotton fabric to 14 inches long by about 3 inches wide.
Step 4: Cut the felt to 1 ½ inches wide.
Step 5: Wrap the fabric strips around the green jar, and use hot glue to hold the fabric in place on the back of the jar.
Step 6: Fill the jar with potting soil and add your favourite plants or herbs.
Next page: How to make the twine and paracord wrapped jar