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Mid Century Modern Upcycled Center Piece

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:37 AM
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by Baz Mcm ( last modified Nov 22, 2011



How to make a "Living" Centerpiece.

You know those Danish modern serving caddies you always come across at thrift stores; the ones that you like but you know you'll never use? Well, I figured out how to use one.

I started with this:

If you can't find one in the wild, search eBay or pick this one up from my friend's Etsy store.

Then do this:

Dump some soil in it. Drop a few plain ol' grass seeds in the soil. Follow it all up with a few drops of water. Place it in the window.




Water. Wait some more.

About a week later you'll have this:

Place it on the table and wow your friends.

I trim the grass when needed with a pair of scissors. It's the easiest lawn mowing gig I've ever had.

The key is to not over-water it. Since there's no drainage, if you're too generous, the water will build-up and drown the grass. About once a week, squeeze off a few drops of H2O from a damp cloth. Depending on the depth of your caddy, you may consider putting in a few small pebbles before adding the soil to give the water a place to escape to.

My abode gets tons of natural light so I leave it in place. You may need to keep yours in a window while it's not adorning your table.







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