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.

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  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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Comments

  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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