I started with a Blue Bunny ice cream container. These are nice because they are plastic and can withstand some water. I highly recommend the flavor too....it's so yummy!
I used some of my "test" prints from my Imagine to cover the outside. I knew a full piece wouldn't fit all the way around so I pieced it in panels. The side, pink panels I ran through my cuttlebug with the bird on vine folder. I added the ribbon around the top of the container. It has a ridge around it where the lid rests and I just needed something. The bow I tied on it's own and added with a glue dot.
We planted the Mammoth sunflowers in this container. We aren't supposed to plant these outside until May. I figured I would get them started and transplant them next month when the weather is warmer. Although we are getting some pretty cold nights here in PA. I don't think the weatherman got the IT'S SPRING MEMO!
Before adding the dirt to the container, I added some small-medium size rocks to the container for drainage. Yes I took a picture of rocks, LOL! It is important for container planting.
The butterflies on the front are from a K&Co. pack I got years ago and they matched perfectly. Don't you just love when that happens?!?
For the paper flowers, they are from Stretch your Imagination and the only thing I did cut specifically for this project. I used Enjoy the Seasons Imagine cartridge for the colors and pattern. I couldn't find my dowl rod I had to put these on so I used some old paintbrushes. Just taped the flowers to the brush and stuck them in the dirt. It's just reminder of what we are growing.
In about 7-10 days we should see some little plants forming. It's going to be exciting!
Thanks for joining me and be on the lookout next week for some more great recycling projects!