Fresh Clover Cans

 

Project time:  20 Minutes

Cost: $10+

Difficulty: Simple

Materials: Clover Seeds + Creative Container of your choice + Potting Soil + Craft Paint & Brushes

Finished product: Fresh Clover Cans

Use ideas: Fresh Spring Decor, Feature point for a St Patty’s party tabletop, St Patty’s or Spring Party Photo Booth Prop, Spring Centerpiece

Note: I do have affiliate links in this post. The links may provide me with a small percentage of commission, but they don’t cost you anything extra.

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I love fresh greens in my home! Placing Spring centerpieces and foliage around my house after the heavy cozy of winter is one of my favorite things.

Unfortunately, I’m also a minimalist. And I don’t like storing something I only use once a year. I particularly hate storing fake foliage. I don’t know why exactly but it makes me agitated to see fake plants/garlands/or wreaths in a box. (Anyone else have this problem? Anyone?) Well anyway! I’ve found a solution in these adorable fresh growing clover cans! They are simple and quick, and you can definitely bring in the little’s help for this one.

1) Find a cute, fresh container for a pot. I chose three tin cans because I love the simple look of metal tin and fresh greens. Also, old soup cans = free = win/win!

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2) Decorate your container. (Or don’t - I thought I would, but I ended up liking the plain tin.)

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4) Place some drainage holes, or be sure your pot has proper drainage.

4) Fill your container with potting soil, and sprinkle in the seeds. Esther and I had the most fun filling the cans with potting soil, obviously. I did a thin layer of seeds across the top of each can. This is absolutely overkill for the container size, but hey - #notimeforbaldpatches.

Side note: when covering your clover seeds, do not plant them deeply. A light sprinkling of soil over the top is all they need - and by light I mean less then 1/4 inch under the soil. I had seeds still peeking through the dirt and called it a day. (See pictures for example.) Keep these little guys in super high sun while they are growing, and make sure the soil stays watered.

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Mine sprouted in three days and are continuing to grow! I used these awesome non-gmo seeds from David’s Garden.

And there you have it! Fresh spring foliage in a can, what else do you need?

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Notes:

- If you’re looking for a fun starter kit for craft paints, I love this set from Apple Barrel.

- As always, if you try this project I'd love to see your result! Please share a pic and tag us on instagram, @somanyhoorays #naileditsomanyhoorays or on the So Many Hoorays facebook page