Wednesday, February 6, 2013

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Good morning lovelies! Today's post is brought to you by necessity, the mother of invention. You see, my house has been ripped apart for the last 3.5 weeks while we were getting new paint and floors and all my crafty goodness has been inaccessible in the garage. While this has been a huge pain in the rear, it is so worth it! It's almost like a new house! Goodbye nasty vinyl floor and forest green carpet, hello gorgeous wood!

Anyway, to get back on topic...I volunteered to be part of a committee to start a community garden in our area and we are in the midst of fundraising right now. We needed a donation box for folks at the preschool to put checks in since I am not always there to collect them. So, as usual, I volunteered and promptly got in over my head. I am nowhere near the paper crafty person that Melissa is, especially with the Cricut, but I found some adorable stuff over at SVG Cuts and knew I had to try. A quick trip to Michaels for colored paper and I was off!

I started with a used FedEx Tube (why do they call them tubes?) stolen (with permission) from the FedEx store trash  and cut it down to a manageable size. I then covered it with a used brown paper bag from Trader Joes (remember all my craft stuff is in the garage, no accessible paper!) to get rid of the ever so lovely FedEx logos. I thought I would make a million little paper veggies and have them all over the box, then I remembered why I don't like doing these things; all those damn tiny pieces! Anything that requires an exacto knife and leaves glue all over me and my work area is too damn small. I did end up with some veggies, but not nearly as many as my original plan called for. 

I think it turned out rather cute, in spite of the distinct lack of kale, don't you?

This end was a little tricky as I needed to be able to open it to collect the donations. I ended up making flaps and covering them and then using a velcro sticky dot to keep it closed. It won't withstand repeated opening and closing very well, but it will work for now. 

Now that the collection box is done, it's time to start planning my plot at the garden. What are you growing this spring? 

Happy sprouting! 

1 comment:

  1. It is cute, even without kale! Good luck with the fund raising. Your floors look so shiny and new. I am totally jealous.