re-purpose a milk or OJ container into a planter for Earth Day

In theme with Earth Day today I thought I would share this fun activity that turns into a child's master piece that any teacher, grandmother etc will enjoy getting.  I just bought a six pack of flowers at Tom Leonard's for 1.79.  Talk about a great present that is inexpensive but very personal.

Wash out the carton very well.  Then using a serrated knife start cutting at the depth you want your container.  I made ours about 4 inches.  Once you get a good opening you can use a scissors to cut around the entire carton.  Clean out again and let it dry.

Using acrylic paints have your child or "child at heart" decorate the outside of the container.

Allow to dry, fill with soil and a plant.

 IT was not filled with dirt for this photo

You could cut it taller and make it a hand painted vase!
You not only saved the landfill but are giving someone something to smile about today!!

I thought I would also revisit some of my previous "reuse, reduce recycle" themed posts.  Just click on the link for more earth friendly activities.


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