Today is Earth Day! A day to remember how great the earth is to us and to do something to help make it a better place. Each year I like to do something to celebrate earth day. Last year I made re-usable market bags. This year I wanted to do something that incorporates recycling into the project. I love to garden and sometimes organizing your seeds and plantings can get confusing. I also wanted to make a project that would be ideal for children and busy people to use. My solution involves recycling and fun. A winning combination. These little seed pods make great Earth Day gifts.
I have seen seed pods for sale at Home Depot for about $1.50 each and I decided to make my own. My mother had been saving the toilet paper carton rolls for me and here is how I used them in this project. I love how my mother helps me in so many ways. She collects all kinds of stuff for me and never even asks me what I need them for.. Big shout out to my mom.
Empty toilet paper carton
Seed Starting Soil.
Scissors (affiliate link)
Felt tip marker (DO NOT use a regular pen it will tear the tissue paper).
Seeds of your choice
White tacky glue . (affiliate link)
To begin gather your supplies. Now you will be cutting one toilet paper roll into 3 equal parts. (Check your seed package to check the depth the seeds need to be planted.) Next you will cut a piece of paper to cover bottom and top of roll. (See collage). Put a line of glue around the roll. Place your tissue paper over the bottom of the roll and secure in place. Fill your roll with potting mixture (seed starting mix). Add your seeds. I usually put 3 or 4 once they begin to grow you can thin plants. Cover with the amount of soil indicated on seed package. Glue another piece of tissue paper over top of roll. Important: Write TOP on this end of the roll. You do not want to plant upside down as this would not be the correct seed depth. Now make sure to label your roll with the type of seeds. That’s it. Now just plant your seed pods level with your garden soil and water. The paper used in these pods are bio-degradable. I especially like planting flowers in flower pots this way. These are super inexpensive to make. Use up a resource that would normally get thrown away and is a fun craft project for kids. Enjoy!
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