The good people over at 3M sent along some of their handy, new Command clear products for me to use to make some quick crafts. In this how-to, I used their Medium Caddy, which is among their organization line and is great for stashing spices and nail polishes and such. Of course, we're using it for a vertical window garden.
To make a vertical window garden for yourself, you'll need the following:
- 1 - Command Brand Medium Caddy
- Spray paint
- Sandpaper or sanding sponge--100 grit or so
- Succulent plant and soil for such
- Small, decorative stones or crushed seashells
- A tiny object appropriate for a Japanese garden (I made a lantern using Fimo using the stoning techniques found in this post)
Then I planted the succulent (I only used 1/3 of the plant), and added the stones.
I adhered it to my kitchen window above my sink following the instructions included in the caddy package.
I finished up by adding the tiny lantern I made. Other iterations might be a fairy garden or herb garden. The last could look great in multiples with caddies staggered down a window.
What's great about these new clear Command products is, of course, that the adhesive strips are clear so you don't see those white tabs sticking out. Here's a picture of the garden full on: