I was asked to participate in a mini craft fair in my friend's kitchen not too long ago, but I had no crafts that I had made to sell. So I pondered what I could do quickly (I had about a week to prepare) that would be totally awesome. I came up with plant your own herb kits.
I've never actually grown anything in my life but I read online that some herbs are pretty easy to grow so in the kits I included oregano seeds, packets of soil, a water bottle and instruction sheets with all the good information I snagged of the interweb. I made about five pots using a combo of painting and decopodge. I did them all in about a time period of three days.
Unfortunately I lost my camera awhile ago and almost forgot to take pictures. I quickly snapped these shots right after I sold the first pot with my friends camera but I didn't realize they were so blurry. The bee, ocean, and swallows ones sold but I still have the other two. (Well, the bee one I traded for a sweet shirt, but I consider that a sell.
This ones got a photocopy out of a copyright free woodcarving book, and I colored it with chalk pastel before decopodging it.
That ones just painted, its a play on an old school tattoo. I have swallow tattoos but they're not quite as traditional looking as this, I just thought it'd be fun.
My fav, cute ocean creatures.
Bzz Bzz Bees
Three dimensional flower decopodged from a Cambodian Newspaper.
I'm pretty excited about them, but I think my next project is gonna include the saucer parts at the bottom only. I'm gonna make some coasters out of them, because they're the perfect shape and size and they're stackable. Plus they cost about thirty cents a piece, yay!
Also: the girl who I traded the bee one with said her little sister planted it and it actually sprouted. Yay!