Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Herb Starter Garden with Kreation Krate + A Giveaway


http://www.kreationkrate.com/

Hey there crafters! Have you heard of Kreation Krate yet? If not, I think you're going to love them! They're similar to other monthly box subscription companies, but they send you all the items you need to complete a craft! AND they send something for you to make/pass along as a random act of kindness or for a charity. Isn't that such a neat idea?!


Here's the box they sent me - so pretty! And there was even a sweet little note!




They sent all the supplies I would need to start my own little herb garden.



I've always wanted to have some fresh herbs, but I've never gotten around to it. This was perfect!


I didn't even have to go buy soil. They had these AWESOME little soil pellets that, when soaked in warm water, plump up to be a little package of soil! I'm sure they're not anything new, but I was in love. No digging through dirt and spilling it all over. I was thrilled that I didn't need any additional items to complete this project!

 
This project came together very quickly. In all total, I think it took about 25 minutes to complete. Or at least it would have if I hadn't been trying to calm a fussy newborn and keep track of my 5-year-old who was outside playing.
 
I gave the pots a quick spray with the chalkboard spray paint.
 
 
After they dried, I added the plumped soil pellets (SO EASY!) and used the chalk to write the names of the herbs. I didn't even have to try and use my son's sidewalk chalk because they provided the chalk! Score!
 
 
I was just going for simple, so I didn't use the cute little cloud stencils they sent or the white craft paint. I knew I didn't have long to craft, so nothing fancy this time around. I also didn't paint the inside of the pots because I didn't want any chemicals getting into the soil or herbs.
 
Instead, I just wrapped some washi tape around the top (also provided in the box) and called it good! I followed the planting instructions and we should have some little sprouts in about 5-7 days!
 
 
The Random Act of Kindness activity they sent along were these little wildflower pods. Such a sweet idea!
 
 
Just wrap up the seed and the planting instructions in the burlap, tie them with the twine and card, and you're done. Again, so easy! My son wants to give them to the other families in our little preschool, so we'll be handing them out tomorrow. I did have a picture of them all finished and cute...but it's gone missing. I'll have to check the other computer that I used to edit them.
 
Anyway, what do you think? Are you as excited about Kreation Krate as I am? I am all about easy. What's easier than to have all the necessary supplies delivered right to your door each month? Plus, the instructions have ideas for left over supplies - like the chalkboard paint. They suggested using it to upcycle old food jars into storage jars. I just think it's such a neat idea - creating crafts and creating kindness!
 
Do you want to get your hands on one of these boxes? Then keep reading!
 
Kreation Krate is giving away 1 box to 3 winners. The box you receive will be the same supplies to make your own herb garden. Just use the rafflecopter widget below to get entered!
 
If you don't want to wait for the giveaway and want to get your subscription started now, then you can visit Kreation Krate and use the code "Someday5" to receive $5 off your first box. These boxes are normally $26, so you'll be getting one for only $21!
 
Okay, now that I've typed way too much, go get entered!! The giveaway will be open through midnight on Monday, April 14th and we'll announce the winners on Tuesday, April 15th.
 

a Rafflecopter giveaway




39 comments:

  1. Fantastic idea!!! I especially like the idea of paying it forward.

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  2. Neat idea! Would love to win! Thanks!

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  3. Having everything you need in one box to finish a project is an excellent idea! The RAOK is great too!

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  4. Fab idea - why didn't I think of that!!? What a lovely gift for the family who already has everything :)

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  5. The idea of one for me and one for someone else is so nice. Thanks for the intro to this company and for the giveaway!

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  6. i love the idea of paying it forward....different approach than other monthly crafting services

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  7. i absolutely love this one. i have been looking for a crafty subscription box for a while and this is the absolute best one ive ever, not only is it crafty but it has a good heart and reason behind it.

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  8. What a wonderful concept! I think I will have to speak to the hubs about signing up for a kreation nox!

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  9. What a wonderful concept! I think I will have to speak to the hubs about signing up for a kreation nox!

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  10. Such a great idea! I always like the idea of a subscription box, or other similar things. This I like even better because it is a craft rather than an activity (who doesn't like crafts). I also like the pass-along. Would be great to drop of to a friend, teacher, or neighbor. Great giveaway!

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  11. This is awesome. I love this ! This is the best subscription box ever and great for crafters like me :) with a great concept behind it. I think me and the boyfriend are going to have to sign up for this :)

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  12. I love the idea behind the box and that they provide the cute soil pellets for you. Nice!

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  13. I love it! This is definitely the subscription box I've been trying to find. I subscribe to a couple other crafty boxes, but I really want to see if this one turns into my replacement. Thanks!

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  14. Really great idea - love the added part of acts of kindness too! Would love to try it out!

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  15. I really like the act of kindness addition to the kit. Kids today need to learn that.

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  16. Great idea! I love that they include everything you need to do the projects.

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  17. wow, I just found out about this one, it might be nice to be one of my next projects

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  18. I love the random acts of kindness part! It is such a nice touch.

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  19. I love that all the materials are so accessible

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  20. Love how easy everything is to do

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  21. I love it! Some craft box subscriptions have most of the things you need, but still leave me hunting my house for one or two supplies. This had absolutely everything in it!

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  22. Nice how everything that you need to complete the project is all there so you can just focus on the task at hand.

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  23. I adore the random act of kindness bonus in each box! Brilliant :)

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  24. Very noble idea, and everything required to complete the project is right there, no need to go looking for the supplies !

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  25. Wonderfull idea! Will make smth same on my balcony

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  26. What a cute kit! I love that the pots have the chalkboard paint on them!

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  27. I think it's absolutely a wonderful idea!

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  28. What a great way to get people crafty by putting all the supplies in one box!

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  29. I think it is a really cute idea. Thanks for a chance to win one.

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  30. I think is it an awesome idea! I like that they send you everything you need. I am so guilty of getting caught up in a craft and making one thing, but have a ton of other stuff leftover. Oh well!

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  31. I like that they also give you a separate project to give to someone else.

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  32. I'm totally loving it! The little act of kindness odds such an awesome bonus! Kreation Krate is definitely something my boys and I would love. :-)

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  33. I was sold when I saw that they include the kit for the random act of kindness/charity gift!

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  34. I love both ideas, especially the kindness part

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