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Turning yard garbage into potting gold is easy and a great way to get the kids involved. They can actually think they’re having fun cleaning up the yard as they hunt for treasures to create a piece of potting gold!
Those fuzzy things on the left of the pot are clematis seedheads, there’s also sliced pieces of a boxelder branch. Start by dividing your pot in thirds or fourths depending on how large your pot is. Use twigs for the divisions. This will make it easier to create a pattern.
With just a few tools and some imagination, you can create some very fun containers. I use terra cotta pots because they look more natural and glue sticks to them better.
- various lengths of twigs (look for varied textures)
- string or twine
- thin wire
- pruning shears
- glue gun and glue sticks
- leaves that are still pliable
- and whatever else you may see out there that won’t rot right away
- poppy flower seed heads