Saturday, March 12, 2011

Yogurt Container into a Moss Planter

It’s Saturday!  And the first one in a good while that I have a chance to create some stuff.   I keep buying and thinking and planning and buying more stuff with even more ideas {but keep getting interrupted - grrrr}  I WILL get at least one project finished today!   {Another of my challenges to ME!}  
Live Moss Letters
Okay, so I keep seeing all these adorable letters covered in moss.on several blogs.  So cute!  It reminds me of several  moss projects I have done in the past.  Sooooo, today, I am going to recreate one of these projects.  Since I have a habit of rolling one project {and it’s ingredients} into more there is no telling what is gonna happen today!   {Check out my next post using more of  my cup of  Turquoise Chalkboard paint. – my third post and there is still paint left! Amazing!}

Well, back to business!  I am using a recycled Fage 0% Greek Yogurt  35.3 ounce container {Costco, where else?  We use lots of this in lots of ways - I will post that soon!}   It's good healthy stuff!

Bought 2 bags of floral moss at Walmart  {$2 each}  This is basically moss rolled up in a ball.  So, before you begin, unroll the moss and separate the better pieces from the not so great.   In this photo, the roll is on the lower right and you can see where I have unrolled the moss on the left.  

With a small knife I cut a few holes in the bottom of the container for drainage.  Sorry - There is a picture of this somewhere.    (And kids, if you are making this please let Mom, Dad, Grandparents or any adult do this for you! )
From the bottom up, with a glue gun I glued small sections of the moss all over that yogurt container!I held my glue gun about 1/2 inch from the container and sort of drizzled glue over a 2 x 2 inch area, then gently patted a piece of moss on that section,   Keep gluing until it is all covered up.  Not so sure why I went from the "bottom up" but it worked for me.  And if you want to try this with kids I think Mod Podge would work even better!

I overlapped the top edges to hide the fact that it is a plastic container  {Not that it is a bad thing}

Put a small layer of rocks {or whatever you want to use for drainage}  I used some of the sea glass I had from another project in place of the rocks.

Add potting soil and one pretty flowering plant - Project Done!  

Check out where I'm linking!  :) Because they are totally inspirational

At the Picket Fence - Inspiration Friday
I Heart Naptime - Sundae Scoop
Tatertots & Jello- Weekend Wrap Up
French Country Cottage - Feathered Nest Fridays
Elements Interiors -  Whassup Wednesday
Fireflies and Jellybeans - Show Your Stuff
Tip Junkie at  Tip Me Tuesday
Super Stinky Boys at  Mad Skills Monday
DIY Home Sweet Home Project -  More the Merrier Monday
Keeping it Simple - Motivate Me Monday
Embellishing Life - Craft Catwalk
Skip to my Lou-Made by You Mondays
Coastal Charm - Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays
Mommaskindacrafty   - Fantabulous Friday 
Local fun for Kids and Smile Monsters - Fun for Kids Friday 
The Lettered Cottage - How To's Day 
Simply Cadence - Make it for Less Mondays


  1. What a great idea. I love it and will make my own. :)

  2. It's absolutely sweet! Great idea on reusing that container too- thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

  3. Thank you Tess - I'm so glad you liked the idea.

  4. How absolutely adorable and clever! Thank you so much for linking up to Inspiration Friday this week and we hope you will come and join in the fun next weekend! :-)

  5. Oh ma gawd!! :D I LOVE that! :D Usually I totally shy away from recycled yogurt containers...too many craft projects when I was a kid, lol...but that is AWESOME!! I am SO doing that. :D

  6. That moss yougart planter is BRILLIANT!

    Thank you for linking up this great post last week! {Im a lil behind, eeekk!}

    Its party time AGAIN!!! xoxokara


  7. very cute idea, really like the fact that it is a recycled container and the transformation is adorable! great job :)

  8. Very pretty, it's so thrifty too! Love it!

  9. Great Post, not sure I would attempt but know many who would. I am visiting via tipjunkie link from

  10. That looks really great. It's so simple, yet looks SO professional. You should come link up at

  11. Great instructions, but how did you glue it? With a glue gun?

  12. Thanks so much for asking! I did use a glue gun. I held the glue gun about 1/2 inch from the container and sort of drizzled the glue over a section (about 2 x 2 inches) then carefully patted the moss on to that. I was using a hot glue gun. I am going to test a glue stick and Mod Podge to see if that will work too!

  13. @LocalFunForKidsI am linked up! What a great party! thanks so much for inviting me!

  14. @Teresa Thanks so much Teresa - I love your blog! Can't wait to see more!

  15. @Karima

    Thanks! You need to try it - so simple! And thanks for visiting!

  16. Great idea! And as a bonus, I eat a lot of yogurt so now I know what do do with those containers!

  17. Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!


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