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Turn your old Credit-Cards (or any plastic card) into a nice little flower box to grow your own mini flowers in.

These are sure to lighten up your fridge, office desk or any other drab place that needs a little of nature's creations to lighten it up.
 
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Step 1: What you will need

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Credit-Card (or similar)
Masking Tape
Sticky Tape
Magnet
Ruler
Scissors or Stanly Knife
Colouring pen/pencil (orange was the colour I chose)
Permanant Marker

Step 2: Mark where you'll fold

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Mark where you'll fold
Using the Permanent Marker, make a line running across each side of your old credit-card.
The lines have to be 17mm away from each edge.

Step 3: Cut off the edges

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Now take either your Scissors or Stanley Knife (depending on what you chose to use) and cut off all of the 4 corners.

You will not need the 4 corner pieces so can throw them away.

Step 4: Fold the flaps up

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Folding Process
Fold each of the flaps up, so that they are pointing towards the sky.

If you find that you have trouble bending any of the flaps along the lines then try lightly scoring the line using a sharp object.
Alternatively you could lay a ruler along the line and then bend the exposed side towards the ruler.

Our Credit-Card Flower Box (Fridge Magnet) is now starting to take shape.

Step 5: Sticky Tape the corners together

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Now that the flaps have been bent upwards we have to Sticky Tape them into position.
Wrap the Sticky Tape around the flaps of the box a few times until there firmly held in shape.

The Sticky Tape will also block the gaps where the flaps meet and so retain any moisture when you water your flowers.

All we have left to do now is colour our Credit-Card Flower Box (Fridge Magnet) and then attach the magnet so that we can stick it to the fridge.

Step 6: Wrap your flower box in Masking Tape

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To be able to colour in our flower box we will need to cover it in Masking Tape, this will give us a nice surface to be able to use our coloured pen/pencil.

So take your Masking Tape and wrap it around your flower box a few times just like you did with the Sticky Tape.
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marevalo33 months ago
My mother and i made them today cause she had nothing to do and i was excited about this app :) im testing mine out so far
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Kaspr0075 years ago
Thanks PocketSized, I just finished making mine. Cheers, Kaspr007
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Etch3 Kaspr0075 years ago
what plant is that?
It's called Fittonia, likes indirect light, don't over water. I kept one on my desk at work for many years.
Kaspr007 Etch33 years ago
Not sure. It was a tropical from Home Depot. I'll keep my eyes open. If I see it again I'll grab the name.
whoa i just got pwned
nice job!!!
aiden1200007 years ago
your british are'nt you?
PocketSized (author)  aiden1200007 years ago
I certainly am.
I love British people! Even though I'm a stupid American....=( British people have awesome accents. Do Americans? Or are our accents lame and boring? Just curious to see what the rest of the world thinks of my vocal timbre ;) haha I used a word like that and yes, I am 12 years old. What.
Never be ashamed of the way you speak. British also have some pretty strange accents. As a fact their grammar is not always up to par. They often say "me has gone to the shop" heard this on a BBC site com. I was brought up in the USA and people here in Europe think that my accent is lovely. There it goes for the nice English one. American people are really the most friendly I have ever met. They're the most helpful and kind beings ever.
narf7 karinniki2 years ago
Err you would be talking about Jamaican english there... or Ali G type "English" thats not 'real' english...
Haha awesome. But honestly, do people pay attention to grammar as much as they used to? It makes me wonder how this world will be in 20 years...
i <3 british ppl just because Doctor Who ^^
I agree Britts have awesome accents, but American accents are arguably the most common. Course we have Hollywood so everyone thinks Americans have either "Southern" drawls or "Californian" accents. (Btw, I never knew the word timbre until two years ago. Surprising, since I am a musician in high school!)
Haha thats true...and also funny. I take private lessons and music theory during the school year on Saturdays for 5 hours...what instrument do you play? I play trumpet and ukulele...=)
Violin :D Private lessons year round (Fridays, 2 hrs), an ensemble program over the summer and Orchestra during the school year. I don't do much theory except to prepare for the "Certificate of Merit" program (it tests music theory and musicianship. 9/28th chair woot!!
Wait....Merit? Is that considering Merit School Of Music?
Uh what?
Certificate of Merit is just what the program is called...its run by the Teacher's Association of Music in CA or something like that...
YO, i'm british also.
1: I wish I had an accent. I am also a stupid boring American.
2: PYROMANIA! it is so FUN yet so DANGEROUS! (burnt my leg today with plastic)
the stanley knife and the o2 card gave it away
He wrote colour too.
oh, yeah, also. i loved this project, really original idea, ive made one and put lavender in it. i put it on my bedside table.(made out of an o2 card!)
wooo!! go england!!!!
What about drainage? should i poke holes in the bottom and put a compartment underneath to catch the water?
It looks like that "weed" happens to be edible too- google "chickweed"
Keep This Card... LOL
Eleniel2 years ago
Very nice idea, I like it a lot- Albeit I have a couple questions before i am game to try it out!

What happens to the moisture when you water this plant, How does it escape or if this credid-card container retains moisture- how does the plants roots not rot?

Thanks :D

Mauigerbil3 years ago
This is cool!! I <3 plants!! I will try this sometime...
Mr. Pyro3 years ago
This might also make a nice little boat. Excuse me while I find an acceptable card.

=^..^=
Mr. Pyro3 years ago
BUT... The 4 corners could make a fantastic ninja star! or the expired card in general, but a mini planter is a much better idea. Plastic cards are great to throw at people. Wait, did I say that? *whistles and walks away*
I was wondering why those plants did't look like "normal" plants...
guyzo353 years ago
My roommate cooks all the time, and she loves them!

Thanks for the awesome idea!
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justjaveed3 years ago
Nice one!
kesparza3 years ago
Y como se riega la plantita como hago para ponerle el agua, ayuda por favor?
lowbike13 years ago
I love it, going to make one today
rainbowlory3 years ago
how about a magnet on each end???
90mp113 years ago
Could you use the rare earth magnet and stick it inside of the box, to give a more uniform look to the box and let it stick to the fridge better?

Would busy lizzies be a good choice here?
puddingpet3 years ago
You can use a rear earth magnet so it can hold heavier stuff like change
Sears Card3 years ago
Nice tutorial
I have tried and it's done almost, a bit changed but it looks cute
thanks
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