STEP 1. - GET A JAR
If there is something I love, it's DIY projects. If there is something I love even more, it's easy DIY projects. So, today I'm sharing something of the sort. I trust this one is pretty self-explanatory. The old grab a jar and plant flowers and or plants in it trick. As simple as it gets, but it sure works like a charm. All you need is a jar. Alright, you also need dirt and a plant, but that goes without saying.
STEP 2. -CLEAN IT AND REMOVE STICKERS IF THERE ARE ANY
Well, ideally you should remove the stickers (if there are any) and clean the jar before you plant the plants but this time I hurried things a bit. I had planted the plant before I cleaned the stickers. This was not a good idea for obvious reasons ( I had to wash it in the sink with the plant already in there). Still, all is well that ends well, right?
STEP 3. (OPTIONAL)- PAINT IT
If you feel like it, you can also decorate the jar with acrylic paints. I sometimes do, sometimes don't, all depending on what effect I'm hoping to create. Jars are a very popular thing for DIY project, I mean, Pinterest is full of fun projects you can do with them ( do you use Pinterest? I remember opening a profile but never figuring out how to use it). I also use jars to keep my brushes and water (as you can see in the background)
ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF USING A JAR AS A PLANT CONTAINER
- it's simple to use.
- it's cheap (or free if you have some jars laying around home).
- you'll feel good about recycling (if you used the ones you have at home or bought recycled ones).
- glass containers are always fun because you can see the roots of the plant ( I mean if you're into that sort of thing- I totally am).
- it gives you an opportunity to customize the plant container and get creative.
- poor drainage
- you will have to be really careful with adding water because as you all know too much water can kill a plant.
- you're somewhat limited with plant choice (better to opt for succulents and cacti as they need only a bit of water, hence fixing that all drainage problem)
Thank you for reading and have a great Monday lovely people!