I just cleaned out my mud room last week and do you know what I had in there? Empty soup cans, empty milk cartons, empty boxes. Empty everything. I realized I have a problem in saving empty food packaging. But they sure come in handy when I want to do something fun and cheap with the boys. I forced myself to throw everything away. Except for these soup cans because I had plans for them. The boys helped me plant a little wheat grass and a week later, they looked like this. They are so simple, yet they brighten my day.
If you're looking to plant your own wheat grass, this is what we did:
- Wheat grass (we purchased hard red winter wheat from the bulk bins at an all natural food store)
- Potting soil
- Fill your container 3/4 of the way with potting soil.
- Generously sprinkle the wheat grass seed over the soil (you could barely see any soil by the time we were done).
- Add more soil so you have about an 1/2 inch left on top of the container.
- Water generously and place in a sunny spot.
- Water generously for the first two days. Then water a little bit each day. You will see sprouting in just a couple days.
If you're looking to brighten someone else's day, these are perfect. Just tie a little ribbon around the soup can and you're good to go!