As you all already know, there are few things that excite me more than holidays. I like to make holidays out of every possible event that I can. Official holidays, unofficial holidays, trash-day, you name it. And since you can imagine how much fun I have on ONE holiday, can you imagine what happens when there’s TWO holidays on ONE day?! Oh Mylanta. It’s ecstasy.
Next week, not only do you get to celebrate Earth Day, but you also get to celebrate Administrative Professional’s Day. All in one day. I know, I know, don’t go too crazy. You still have to maintain somewhat of a responsible life. And if you’re not an administrative professional (like me!), then feel free to celebrate ME! I always like to lend a hand if I can. If nothing else, it gives you an excuse to have that extra glass of wine.
So in true administrative professional spirit (with a hint of Earthy love), I needed to find a little treat to hand out at work. Something that mixed both holidays into one amazing treat. Something that screamed “I LOVE THE EARTH” while simultaneously shouting, “YOU’RE AMAZING.”
When my friend mentioned Seed Bombs to me, I went straight to the internet to find out more information. Sure enough, these little suckers were perfect. I mean, a little favor that will grow wildflowers with a little Earthy love? Pshhhh. Blowing it out of the water.
Then I went to work. I bought Crayola clay (2.5lb tub) from Michael’s ($6.99) in the Terra Cotta color. I used 2.5 cups of the clay, mixed with 4 cups of soil, and 1/2 cup of seeds. I should have used more soil, but buying a huge bag of soil for 4 cups seemed a little pointless. If you have extra on hand, you should use at least 6 cups. Mix together with your hands, adding water as you go (tiny bit at a time). I’d suggest mixing outside, right next to a hose! The clay will dye your hands, but will wash off quickly. Form them into the size balls you’d like, and lay out to dry. I let mine dry for three days, then cut fabric to tie them up. Print the tags, and you’re ready to go!You can print the Earth Day tags here.
Tell me, will you celebrate either holiday?! Or both? At least do the Earth a favor and try to do something nice. Maybe if it’s lucky I will take the train to work to reduce my carbon footprint. Okay I probably won’t do that, but I think my seed bombs make up for it right?
As for Administrative Professional’s Day, you should check out this post to see how I really feel about it.