Betty California: Up-Cycled Herb Pots7:00 am
My little sister Betty is my best friend. She is absolutely amazing. We always played together when we were little, and when we were older we did still did everything together. Sure, we have our fights, and they are INTENSE, but an hour later we always act like nothing has happened and we keep on with life. We never hold grudges against each other, and I think that is really important. I miss her a lot, she still lives in Brisbane which is an hour and a half away, but her and her husband come up to visit every second weekend or so which is great.
|At her wedding last year|
When I was pregnant with Vince I was terrified, I had no idea what to do. I'd finish work and go to her work and just bawl my eyes out because I realised I didn't know how to breastfeed or how to get the baby out. She would laugh and take me to lunch. I had a very hormonal first trimester haha.
|He was about 6/7 months old. Ridiculous.|
Anyway, enough raving about my sister, here she is!
Hi – I’m Max California’s little sister, Betty. I got up to some crafty stuff on the weekend so thought I’d show you a quick look! I had some old tins sitting in the recycling that I thought I could put to good use. I mean originally Max and I would have made a can walkie-talkie thing out of them or just tied them to our feet as stilts but I thought there might be some other uses now that we’re a little older.
So I went to Bunnings with my mum to grab some potting mix, herbs and couldn’t help but grab a cactus (They’re so darn cute and hardy although I’m pretty sure I’m the only person on the earth that can kill one -_- so this time fingers crossed!)
There were like a bijillion people there milling around so I felt like a bit of a goof ball walking around with a camera snapping herbs while my poor mother was the model for everything ^_^ but it sure was fun!
We found some kale. Mum was very excited. This is probably a bit of an “in joke” but basically my mother is obsessed with kale. Puts kale on everything. Always. Ever.
Okay now for the actual crafty part ^_^
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Assorted cans and bottles
Material – I’ve used some spotty cotton
Hot glue gun and glue
I soaked the tins in hot water to clean them and to make it easier to remove the labels. Then I cut the water bottle in half and punched holes in all of the containers to enable drainage for your plants.
Then I placed each item on the material and cut a large strip to size. Make sure you leave enough space to flip the top over and cover the lip of the container. I then hot glued the material on and burnt the hell out of myself in the process haha.
I then glued my embellishments on and voila!
THEN YOU WILL NEED:
Assorted plants – I used herbs
Nice spot where you can get really messy
|TOKEN GARDENING SHOT (HAH)|
Continue until you’ve re-potted all of the plants.
FINISHED PRODUCT - As you can see I also used an old tea cup because I had too many herbs.
Happy craftying crafteers!