Sustainable spring pots
|Get together with the family this Easter Sunday for some spring crafting|
Dobbies Garden Centres is helping families craft in a sustainable way this season with its spring pots how-to, an egg-cellent activity for Easter.
These crafting pots are a great way to keep the kids busy and ideal for storing mini eggs. If your children are looking to get creative, these are perfect easels for holding boiled eggs in place while they paint their Easter masterpieces. Dobbies’ sustainable spring pots can also double as an environmentally friendly way to grow baby seedlings for any active gardeners in the making.
You will need: Paper Pot Press (available in store £11.99)Newspaper or wrapping paperScissorsSellotapePeat-free compost (available from Dobbies Garden Centres from £5.99)Seedling or seeds (available in store)Instructions Start by cutting strips of newspaper or wrapping paper approximately 16cm wide and 40cm long and wrap around your pot press, leaving one third over the bottom. Use Sellotape to hold into place.Fold the bottom third of your paper around the end of the paper pot press.Insert the paper pot press into the wooden base, press down and twist to secure the paper into the shape of a pot.Remove the wooden paper pot press carefully and either fill with peat-free compost or your mini chocolate eggs.When your seedling is ready to plant simply place your paper pot in the ground and watch it grow.You should now have a perfectly formed paper pot, ready to hold your mini eggs or start growing your baby seedlings. Happy spring crafting!
To explore Dobbies’ full range of houseplants for Spring 2023, or to find your local store, visit www.dobbies.com.