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Greet the May Day spirit with this 'growing green basket'. An ideal green gift to surprise with!

Empty Milk Cartons
lump of potting soil
Grass Seed (fast growing if you have it)
a stapler
a roll of string and some wire
*freshly picked herb sprigs,
*flower heads (orchids, lilies, or others)
*plant foliages( like ivy)
[*to be used later]


Take empty milk cartons, cut down to 4-5" high.

Cover the basket with construction paper and decorate.

Fill around 2/3 full with potting soil. Then generously sprinkle grass and some weed seeds.

Have it watered daily. Grass should grow in about 4-7 days.

With the remaining cartons, cut a handle out and staple it to the basket.

Do not add other greens till the last moment.

Wire some herb sprigs and flower heads such as orchids, lilies, foliages of ivy or the likes, in separate bunches. Add them to the basket before taking
it out to be hooked on the door knob of your dear ones.

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