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Living in an apartment means we don’t really get to do tons of gardening like we did in Alabama, but we still like to find little ways to get our green thumbs dirty around here. I also enjoy finding uses for the “junk” we always have lying around the house. If it can’t be donated I hate to throw it out, but I also don’t want to end up on hoarders, so I try to find creative ways to make use of the things we accumulate. If your kids are anything like mine (read as: awesome and adorable) then you probably have kids meal toys scattered about your house (usually right under your feet in the middle of the night). Today I decided to put those toys to use by creating a girly themed “Toyrarium”!
My toyrarium was inspired by the newest Miracle-Gro facebook campaign, The Gro Project. You can check out the page to learn more about their project ideas, snag cool downloads, and share your “green” pride. I have always loved Miracle-Gro because not only do they have all the basics you need for starting your own veggie garden, planting killer flower beds that will make your neighbors jelly, and stellar products that keep the bugs at bay all year long (I personally use ORTHO Home Defense MAX if you’re wondering, and yes it works wonders), they also sell the most awesome Jr. green thumb project kits I have ever seen! Take a look at this super cute new Disney Princess Castle Greenhouse Kit. Now if that doesn’t make your little princess want to become a gardener, I don’t know what will!
You can learn more about the Gro Project by checking out this video:
Anyway, enough about that, lets get to the project at hand! Take a look at these four super easy steps to creating your own Toyrarium:
What you need:
- Fish Bowl (around $8 for the complete kit with rocks @Walmart)
- Plants of choice ( I paid $2.48 for these @ Home Depot)
- Moisture Control Potting Mix ($ 4.97 @ Home Depot)
So there ya have it, easy peasy! Now grab the kiddos and get to plantin’! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!