The Miracle Gro Project – My Easy Purse Planter

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If there’s one thing my mother forgot me to teach, it was gardening. I grew up in a house with lots of plants and flowers inside and out. Somehow, I never learned how to take care of plants properly such that I find it challenging to make my house look more beautiful naturally.

However, when I heard about The Gro Project, I thought about giving the gardening experience another try. Thanks to Miracle-Gro, it feels like having my own personal gardening mentor. It gave me tips as a beginner and even provided information for those who are experts in this endeavour. When I started visiting their Facebook page, I have grown much more confident to get my hands dirty, literally. Who wouldn’t be inspired to do this after seeing their amazing photographs? When I started following their Pinterest board, I just couldn’t put all those fun garden projects out of my mind. I suddenly had a new goal and that is to make something so pretty that I can be proud to share my gardening story.

One tip I learned by browsing so many awesome ideas is that you can Plant outside the box – You are not limited to using the same containers. In fact a simple basket could make a nice planting arrangement that may even be a nice gift for that special someone. One suggestion would be to go thrift store hunting for interesting containers. Another option to plant outside the box.

So after some thought, I decided to make a purse planter! I found a nice straw purse at my neighborhood thrift and this is the end result. Now how cute is that?!

purse planter

I already had most of the items already on hand so I just needed to get started. This really turned into a fun project and it was really really easy to do.

To start this gardening project, here are the items that you will need:

  • An old purse or bag
  • A small plant(s)
  • Miracle-Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix

  • Miracle-Gro Shake ‘n Feed Plant Food

  • Scissors
  • Watering can
  • A plastic garbage bag
  • Glue gun or tape  (optional)*glue gun and tape are optional.  I used these to add the flower to the fun of the purse.

Step 1:Prepare bag by lining it with a garbage bag. Next, use scissors to snip holes in the base for water drainage. The straw purse was perfect for this since it already contained small ventilation holes so I didn’t have to make any.

Step 2: Pour the potting mix inside the purse.

Step 3: Gently put the plant(s) inside the purse.

Step 4: Make sure it gets plenty of sun, water, and plant food.

Step 5: Finish it with some ribbons around the purse or add a flower in case you want to add more color to your straw planter. Let it stand near the entrance of your garden as if it is welcoming guests.


  Are you now inspired to make your own planter?

Together, let’s roll our sleeves up and join the Miracle-Gro movement. With all the stress that we get from our daily lives, maybe taking care of a plant is the best therapy we can ever have.

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  1. Very inspired. Working on my outdoors now.

  2. Sheri says:

    That is adorable.

  3. Oh my goodness I love it. It came out so cute!

  4. You are so creative–I never would have thought of doing that!

  5. That looks so cute!

  6. Wow – what an awesome idea for a planter. It is SO cute.

  7. What a fun idea!

  8. These are cute!

  9. What a cute and wonderful idea!

  10. Rachel says:

    I love that. It turned out so good!

  11. That came out so cute! I love it!

  12. Kait says:


  13. Kait says:

    Super cute!

  14. So adorable and very welcoming.

  15. That is totally adorable!

  16. That is just gorgeous!

  17. That is such a cute idea! I love it on the bench.

  18. Such a cute idea, and so portable. I hate lugging heavy planters

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