How to Make Paper Planters


Herb Garden Planter
Herb Garden paper planter craft
Herb Garden paper planter craft

With an Herb Garden Planter, you can plant some seeds and watch them grow into tasty herbs. The next step? Finding which herb will go best with dinner. This is a paper craft that keeps giving long after the glue has dried.

What You'll Need:

  • Foam egg carton
  • Acrylic paint
  • Stickers
  • 6 toothpicks
  • Potting soil
  • Seeds (we suggest rosemary, thyme, chives, dill, basil, oregano)
  • Colored card stock
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Fine-point marker
  • Clear tape

How to Make Herb Garden Planter:

Step 1: Cut off the lid and front flap of the carton; set aside. Paint the carton; let dry. (You may choose to skip this step if you like the original color of the egg carton.) Decorate the outside and top of the carton with stickers.

Step 2: Using a toothpick, poke a hole in the bottom of each egg cup. This will allow the water to drain after you've planted the seeds.

Poke a hole in the bottom of each egg cup.
Poke a hole in the bottom of each egg cup.

Step 3: Fill each egg cup with potting soil. Drop a few seeds into each cup, making sure to keep track of which seeds are in which cup. Cover the seeds with a little more soil, and add a small amount of water to each.

Step 4: Cut 6 small rectangles of card stock (approximately 1-1/2x3/4 inches each). Label each slip with the name of one of the herbs.

Step 5: Tape each labeled slip to a toothpick, and place each toothpick in the corresponding egg cup.

Step 6: Set your garden in a sunny place on top of the lid you cut off in step 1, and water the plants according to the directions on the seed packets.

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