This year I wanted to make something special for the girls in the family (not the kid girls, the adult girls). I bought these cute little gift/storage boxes at Joann’s. They are just so sweet and you can do so much with them and they look wonderful anywhere, and, of course, they hold “stuff”.
When I was in Walmart in the garden area (looking for succulents) I saw these seeds... 20 cents each!! Wow. Reasonably priced!! So I started thinking about what I could do with them as far as a craft is concerned... I bought a whole lot of them and when I brought them home I saw the little boxes and put 2 and 2 together.
We (Michele, niece, and I) had made little flower arrangement gifts using flower seed packets for the flowers several years ago for Easter. We glued them to sticks and put them in clay pots. That’s what I did with this craft also.. glued the seed packets to bamboo skewers. They are cheap, too.
Here are the pretty flower seed packets on the skewers..
The seed packets are so PRETTY.
And here are the cute little baby Kalanchoe succulents in bloom, just right for putting inside the little box. I love the Kalanchoe succulents. They are PRETTY. Michele, niece, is a horticulturist and when she told me the garden center where she works had baby kalanchoes in BLOOM I told her to buy me some. We were going to use them for something else but this was so perfect I went with it.
First I put some green paper grass in the little box and then nestled these little plants inside the grass.
And then I stuck the flower seed packet skewers into the grass and glued the packets to the top of the box lid to hold them secure.
I glued on some paper butterflies also since I’ve been doing lots of stuff with the them, too. And what would an Easter gift be without a little sign that says, “Happy Easter”? so I printed them out of my computer and cut them with pinking shears and glued them to little toothpicks! I clipped the sign on with the cutest little clothespin you ever saw! Bought those at Michael’s, scrapbooking area.
I’m still playing with paper butterflies...
I think the girls are going to like this, don’t you? Would you like to get something like this for Easter?
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