How adorable is it to give your hostess a plantable summer salad? I saw the DIY on RestlessRisa and had to come up with a reason to make it. I'm going to a party tonight and think this will be a great gift for the host.
This is RestlessRisa's and oh my... just too cute for words! I was inspired by hers and made my own with a couple changes.
Instead of a whole variety of veggies, I stuck to lettuce, because I thought it would be super easy to plant. I picked up these seed packs at Lowe's. I was thinking about including soil too, but at the last minute figured people could provide their own dirt (plus it wouldn't fit into the chinese take out gift boxes I got at the $1 store).
I painted on the paste and sprinkled the seeds across (I know I'm supposed to space them out, but I figured a lot would fall up when I rolled up the newspaper. And I was right).
Seeds look so weird! where is this on the lettuce plant?
Anyhow I painted the water/flour mixture and sprinkled seeds... for what seemed like days.
But I'm pretty sure it was at least 2 hours. It was brutal.
Make sure to keep the seed packets so you don't forget which seeds are on which strips.
It took about 3 hours for these to dry. You know they are dry when the paper gets hard and curls up.
I actually let these dry overnight just to be 100% sure they wouldn't get stuck to each other when I rolled up the strips. In the meantime I typed up little lables and cards with directions for the plantable salad.
I thought it would be so simple to roll these up, but it actually took me quite a while.
I tried to get Gav to help, but it's not really a project for a 5 yr old. (Or a 32 yr old, but I digress)
These fit perfectly into the chinese takeout boxes.