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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Green Thumb and a D.I.Y.

It is finally Sunday again. Sunday for me is my day of rest and gardening. I don't have much garden to actually garden because I live with my parents and only have a small plot. Regardless, on Sunday I weed my flowers and feed them. In honor of my first summer with a garden I am sharing a Plant Food Jar D.I.Y. If you have been following along for a few months you probably already know about my inability to grow plants. This is unfortunate considering gardening is one of my favorite things to do. Flowers and house plants bring me joy so, I am working on getting them to live. This is the other reason I'm celebrating with a D.I.Y. I actually have plants to feed!

Alec went with me to pick out flowers for these pots today.

And I stacked them on the steps.

Here is a before of my garden "plot" from this spring.

Here is it today. I know it is not the lush garden that I oogle over in Better Homes and Gardens but, there are plants in it and I love them. A good garden takes time people. And apparently practice.

Plant Food Container 

Back to the D.I.Y. First off, gather your materials.

You'll need:
craft paper
mason jar
plant food and scoop
tape or glue

Trace the lid of your mason jar onto the craft paper.

Cut out the circle you drew and decorate. I wrote "Plant Food" on mine and drew a little design.

Tape or glue the paper circle onto the circle you traced and place it inside your band to make sure it fits.

Measure your ribbon for the bow by wrapping it around the rim of your jar one and a half times. Then, tie it in a knot around your jar.

Fasten your ribbon to the scoop and tie a knot at the other end. This way, it will fit around your jar loosely and not get lost.

Write your label and stick it on the front of your jar.

Tadaa! You have your own Plant Food Jar. I love mine because I was getting really sick of looking at a cardboard box and scooping out of an already opened plastic bag. Its great to know that it only takes 5 minutes to create something functional that makes you happy each time you look at it.

Let me know if you try this or have your own way of storing plant food! 


  1. Great job, Amanda! I will definitely share this one to my daughters. (Please post another scrumptious recipe as well.)

    1. I'm working on it John. There will be another one this week, I promise.

  2. Just came across your blog and I am so glad I did! This is such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing.... now going to catch up some more! :)

    1. Awe! I'm glad you like it! Hope to hear more from you soon!

  3. I had a ridiculously hard time getting succulents too. The one guy told me that cactii and succulents just aren't in vogue right now.... whatever... I finally found some small enough at a greenhouse about an hour from my house and by greenhouse I mean ... huge place full of tons and tons of plants.

    1. Lucky! I'm still looking for some. I have a little aloe plant, though!


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