Can the candy this Halloween and instead treat your friends and neighbors to a lasting bag of trickery – the pretty kind that keeps on growing and giving.
Filled with fall bulbs like tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, these beauties will be a welcome surprise come spring.
Or create a growing gift for neighbors, disguised as a mummy or witch. You and your family can do it in a couple hours and have a howling good time. Invite the neighborhood kids and turn it into a party with treats for all.
Here’s how to create baskets of treats, courtesy Dig.Drop.Done, an educational foundation that promotes the use and enjoyment of flowering bulbs. Learn more at www.digdropdone.com.
10 daffodil bulbs
Black & orange Halloween fabric
Small canvas or burlap tote
Kid-size watering can
Plastic plant marker
Black Sharpie pen
Orange, black and gray paint
Ornamental decor (wooden ghost or other Halloween ornament)
Glue gun & glue sticks
Fabric glue (optional)
Place fabric inside of basket and lap over edges to create a liner. Hem edges with fabric glue, if necessary.
Secure ornamental decor to front of basket using hot glue.
Place bulbs into bag and tie with ribbon.
Paint the watering can orange, let dry. With black paint, draw a jack-o-lantern face. Let dry.
Paint spade handle black and spade blade gray, let dry. With black paint, write R.I.P. on blade. Let dry.
Use Sharpie pen to write “Beware of Bulbs” on plastic plant marker.
Place tissue paper in basket.
Arrange bag of bulbs, watering can, spade and plant marker into basket.