I got the idea to make a play planter for my toddler after rewarding my daughter with two succulents from our Milwaukee Domes adventures. Of course, she does not fully grasp the concept that they are just to look at and care for, not to carry around the house and I would like them to actually stay alive, so that brings us here. First, I went over to Amazon to see if I could find what I was looking for, nope. Pinterest? No dice. So, off we went to the craft store.
Some sort of pots, whatever strikes your fancy (non-fragile)
Flowers of your or your child's choice
Burlap (this is burlap ribbon pictured)
Hot Glue Gun
Cut down the floral foam to about 1" thick slices.
Cut a piece of burlap, enough to cover the foam, about a 4" square.
Fill center of the foam with glue, continue to bring edged up, rotate and glue until all the burlap is secure.
Flip the disk over and poke a hole into the center with a pencil, pen, chopstick, whatever you have to make an indent for the flower.
Poke it in, secure with hot glue. I used a lot of glue at the base of the flower because I know my daughter is going to yank them out by the tops!
Let them dry! Then play the day away! Happy planting!
Shauna Hyler, mommy of two beautiful girls! Working, blogging, and adventuring with the hubby and my sweet girls.