We originally ran this post on April 22nd, but wanted to run it again in time for Father's Day! 

If you're wondering what to get your dad to show him how much you care, why not make him this mini DIY egg crate garden that he can then re-plant in the backyard! Or even better….pick up all the supplies and make it together! Awwww! #FatherDaughterBonding

Here's what you'll need to get your DIY on:

-Seeds of your choice (we chose Oregano, Basil, SweetPea, Candytuft)
-Potting mix
-Carton of eggs
-Watering can
-1 pin
-Sharpie (optional)

Step 1:

Poke a few holes at the bottom of the each egg with a pin.
This will allow any excess water that the plant can't absorb to drip out the bottom of each egg.
This being said, it is a good idea to put something under your egg carton to catch any water droplets! 

Step 2:

Time to empty the egg shells! Just tap the top of each egg with a knife. It should break right off, but if it doesn't just pull gently with your fingers! 

Keep the yolk and make your dad scrambled eggs for breakfast!

Step 3:

Rinse out any excess yolk from the shells, so they are nice and clean :)

Step 4:

Cut the egg carton accordingly based on how many herbs/flowers you wish to grow. 

Step 5 (optional):

To keep track of what you're planting, take a sharpie and mark each eggshell.

Step 6:

Add 1-2 teaspoons of soil to each eggshell. 

 Step 7:

Make a little fingerprint in the soil and place the seeds inside. Then add 1 more spoonful of soil on top.

 Step 8:

Now you are ready to water the soil and watch your little seeds come to life!

Watering Tips:

-Use room temperature water
-Do not over-water
(We watered our garden every second day.)
-Keep in direct sunlight

After just 1 week, we started to see some little sprouts!

Here is our garden after two weeks! 

Happy Father's Day to all the awesome dad's out there!

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