One Crafternoon…

When I was in residence, my friends and I used to get together to make costumes for parties and decorations for our dorm rooms. We called these happy gatherings “Crafternoons” and the name still lives on two years later! My roommates and I have been talking about bringing more plants into the house for a while now, and we finally went out and bought some last weekend. I had such a lovely time drinking tea and potting these plants with my friends. I believe we managed to put at least one plant in every room, and it really brightened the place up!

Photo by: Rowan Morrissy)
(Photo by: Rowan Morrissy)
If you’re planning on having a potting party or crafternoon, I highly suggest laying out some brown craft paper before you begin. It made our clean up super easy! We just picked up all the corners and folded it up to avoid getting soil all over the place.
(Photo by: Rowan Morrissy)
(Photo by: Rowan Morrissy)
Β We didn’t go out and buy very many pots to put our plants in. In fact, the only pot I bought for this project was the marble planter that I found for $12.99 at HomeSense that day! I love the way it looks with our fresh rosemary and basil plants. Other than that planter, I collected a bunch of old honey jars and tea cups to use as pots. I think the mismatched style looks really great with our selection of succulents and cacti! I especially love this delicate gold tea cup I bought at a thrift store for $4 last year.
(Photo by: Rowan Morrissy)
(Photo by: Rowan Morrissy)
When we got home with all of our plants we realized that we didn’t have any gardening gloves to handle the prickly cacti. Instead of impaling our fingers, I used a pair of kitchen tongs to get the plants out of their plastic pots and into my planters. I’ve heard that chopsticks are also a great alternative!
(Photo by: Rowan Morrissy)
(Photo by: Rowan Morrissy)
To decorate our plants, I brought out some stones I collected on the Cabot Trail and some old river stones that I had floating around. I really love how they look on our new centre piece for the dining room.
(Photo by: Adam McKerihen)
(Photo by: Adam McKerihen)
Β After our harsh Halifax winter last year, I was craving greenery. I knew that this year I would make it a priority to have green plants all around the house to keep me sane. While it was a little bit expensive up front, I know that purchasing plants the way we did is so much more cost effective than buying flowers all the time. How cute are these little guys! They look awesome in our kitchen window.
(Photo by: Adam McKerihen)
(Photo by: Adam McKerihen)
For reference, here is a quick break down of the costs for this project:
  • Rosemary & Basil – $10 ($5 each at the local market)
  • Succulents & Cacti – $52 (We bought 9 plants in total)
  • Potting soil – $3.99
  • Marble planter – $12.99
  • Other planters – Β Mostly free! (Tea cup was $4)
(Photo by: Rowan Morrissy)
(Photo by: Rowan Morrissy)

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Sincerely, Rowan

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