father's day idea: desktop planter

Need a last-minute Father's Day idea?  How about a desktop planter?


We got together with friends today to make these easy succulent planters for Father's Day.   Start with a simple container and fill it with a layer of rocks (for drainage), soil, a few small plants and wood chips or more decorative rocks to top. 

I printed small pictures of the kids (about 2 inches tall), laminated them so they wouldn't get wet, stuck them on a toothpick and hid those little sweeties among the plants.  I think it will make a cute addition to daddy's office.


Oscar loves gardening, thanks to his awesome Aunt Holly, so he was all over this project.  Although, I think he would have filled the vase to the top with rocks, had we let him.

We've been participating in Summer Camp Adventure Club for June, and this week's theme is Growing & the Outdoors.   Just for fun, my friend Sonja bought a tub of ladybugs at the nursery today and we released them into her garden ... all 1,500 of them!   The kids were (mostly) delighted, and we mamas thought it was a lot of fun.  


The Summer Camp Adventure Club is wonderful and has been keeping us so busy.  I'll show you more of what we've been up to towards the end of the month.  In the meantime, you should check it out!  July is quickly approaching, and there will be new themes and new fun to be had.

7 comments:

smalltownme said...

The planter is such a cute and clever idea!

Kelly Smith said...

What a cute idea for Father's Day! Great for the last minute procrastinator (me) too! I love the idea of Summer Camp, I will have to talk to hubby about that. Thanks!

CrochetBlogger said...

The ladybugs made me smile!!

CrochetBlogger said...

The ladybugs made me smile!!

yolanda said...

love it as teacher appretation idea, too!

Lil Mama Stuart said...

ew the ladybugs on your hand gave me the heebie jeebies!

Sailing with bare feet said...

LADY BUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! COOL!!