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Monday, June 20, 2011

Time for Summer Fun

It’s a Summer Block Blog Party
I am joining Vanessa from At The Picket Fence and sharing a cool summer project that can be done with big and little children that involves plants. At the end of the project, the adult supervising the project gets a pretty cool project to keep or share as a gift for the home and/or garden. Most importantly, just have fun!!! ~ Paula

My three year old son, Sebastian, will show you how to display fabulous succulents in wonderful silver.

Sebastian visits a local plant nursery and choses his favorite succulents
Summertime yields many opportunities for children to become involved with plants, gardens, or just plain being outdoors and appreciating nature. We visit our national, state, and community parks, as well as local botanical gardens and nurseries.

I actually polished them but Sebastian wiped them down afterwards :-)  

I collect silver and silver plated objects from various antique stores. I also followed Vanna’s, from Delusions of Grandeur, sage advice and started hitting local Goodwill stores. OMG...Jackpot! I cannot believe people just give a way these things because they are tarnished. Thank you fabulous folks! I have paid no more then $4.00 at the Goodwill.

We just found a little area in the backyard and set up the materials that we needed.

Silver Objects (i.e. bowl, creamer, dish, tray)
Planting Soil
Small Garden Hand shovel
(Orchids and Cactus would be great too)

1) Add a little gravel to the bottom of the silver object of your choice
2) Add soil to plant your succulents

Sebastian Chooses which succulent he wants to use

3) Plant the succulent in the soil (Since Sebastian is only three, it was best I do that part)
4) Add a wee bit of gravel carefully under the petals of the succulent

Sebastian is super excited about his project. He decides to give it to his grandmother. Maybe, I will get one next time.  :-)

We presented the gift in a beautiful gift bag with flowers, added a picture of Sebastian with the succulent in silver in a silver frame, and included several pictures showing each step Sebastian took in creating this gift for grandmother.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Show some love and leave us your thoughtful comments.

Thank you Vanessa for hosting this wonderful summer blog party!



SUPER CUTE!!!! I'm so glad to see you blogging. I too am slowly getting back to it. I LOVE all those pictures and fun projects!! Hugs, T

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh my goodness Paula! This idea is so fabulous..but Sebastian takes the cake! He is beyond adorable! Those pictures of him grinning ear to ear are priceless. I absolutely adore this idea. We are going to put it on our Facebook page right now. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Blogger Block Party!


lvroftiques said...

Oh my goodness Sebastian is just the cutest!! And I really loved learning about planting the succulents! I wondered if you would need to drill a hold or not for drainage? Happy to read that I don't have to. And girlfriend you are ROCKING the Goodwill!! *winks* Vanna

lvroftiques said...

Paula that vanity was $49 at the Goodwill! It was many many years ago now. It's getting harder and harder to score something great for a few pence but it's still possible! *winks* Vanna

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

What a cutie! Sebastian is just adorable as so very happy with the project he created.


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