Friday, June 22, 2012

Love Grows

Love is the seed of all hope. It is the enticement to trust, to risk, to go on. - Gloria Gaither

Months ago I started a little craft project that proved to be frustrating and rewarding at the same time. Much like real love it requires patience, tending to, and strength when challenged. In the end love grows and grows. 

Using cardboard letters that I purchased from Hobby Lobby I carved off the top and center of each piece. 

I coated the inside and outside of each letter with Mod Podge. I did 2 heavy coats then put some holes in the bottom for drainage.

I originally filled each letter with Jiffy Seed Starting soil and sprinkled grass seed on top. 

It worked brilliantly and after days of spritzing the soil up popped little shoots of green.

One evening a storm blew through the Dallas area and my L and O flew off of the shelving unit outside. The Jiffy soil was so loose that the seedlings couldn't be stuck back together. I replanted with my favorite potting soil and before long I had new sprouts. 

Many weeks later I have lush green letters of love. They even needed a little trimming.

There is a great article with instructions on how to make your own cardboard letters out of empty cereal boxes. Check out Crystal Brown's super tutorial on her site

Love grows.


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