Monday, May 21, 2012

SMS Giveaway - Paper Orchid Kit


Its that time again....GIVEAWAY DAY at Sew Mama Sew!
This time around we are putting up a kit to make your own paper orchid.  Do you love orchids but are like me and too freaked out by their high maintenance reputation?  Here's the perfect solution.  


This kit includes everything you need to make one purple paper potted orchid.  (Tongue twister!)  I know the picture on the front is for a white flower but look below and you'll see I bought the purple kit, purple being my favorite color.


Here's what you get.....
1 Paper Source Paper Orchid Kit in purple
1 terra cotta pot
1 block of floral foam
(This is over a $20 value.)

Now here's how to enter.  Leave a gardening comment on this post with a favorite tip, flower or any other little tidbit about having, or trying to have, a green thumb.  Want an extra entry?  Let us know you are a follower in a second comment.  The giveaway will be open until 5pm central time this friday, May 25th, when we will pick a winner at random from the comments.  Thanks for stopping by and Good Luck!

Craft on!
Anita

80 comments:

  1. My daughter would love doing this kit with me! I love flowers and plants. They're so beautiful to have outside and around the home.

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  2. I recently came across a pin on pinterest about using paper egg crates as seed planters.

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  3. I don't have a green thumb, I just killed all of my potted herbs I attempted. I think my tip would be to go with fake plants :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. My tip would be: please don't give me a plant--no green thumb here! Paper flowers are the best I can do with gardening. Love the name of your blog!

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  5. My favorite flower is the tiny blue lobelia. I get some in a hanging basket every summer.

    trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

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  6. I love peonies. They smell amazing!

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  7. Awesome kit! My husband loves orchids but I tend to kill them

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  8. I love these kits and actually it would go perfectly with my real white Phalaenopsis! The secret to keeping these types of orchids alive is to give them little bits of water each day since they hate to have wet feet. An ice cube amount of water is just about perfect. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. Love it!!! I just purchased my first orchid a month ago and I am not sure if I am cut out for it. A paper one would be a much safer bet!

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  10. let's see...garden with your kids! my son started when he was in the sling and started 200 seeds inside this year at age 4-i think it's so important for kids to know where their food comes from-and it makes them more eager to eat it! also, my favorite spring flower is sweet woodruff! thanks!

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  11. What a fun project! I haven't been brave enough to grow real orchids yet! I am more of a vegetable gardener. My tip is to have a husband who works for an organic farming nutrient company and can bring you anythingyou need to have a beautiful garden!! ;)

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  12. Aah, finally a flower I wouldn't kill... probably! I wish I had a green thumb, but I'm not so lucky in that area. I've killed a cactus before and I think it takes some extraordinary effort to do that...

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  13. we have really hard clay soil here, I planted my tomatoes directly into a miracle grow soil bag at the end of my driveway, only sunny spot, and I've got the best plants ever and a little green tomato!!! I have great hopes!!!!!

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  14. I just read that you can make your own natural pesticide by blending up a dried pepper, an onion, and a couple of cloves of garlic, mixing it with soap and water, straining it (so it doesn't clog your nozzle) and then spraying it on your plants. I'm hoping it will keep the bugs and bunnies away but leave the plants ready for us!

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  15. My favorite things in my garden are all of my succulents. I love that you can just break off little pieces and grow more plants.

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  16. I was told by a neighbor that if you bury a fish under any trees you plant, it will fertilize them for 6 months. Sounds cool.

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  17. Oh, a plant I couldn't kill, now that is a real winner. Thanks for the chance.

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  18. my tip is dont do it..ah i dont like to garden at all..i do like a tiny window herb garden..no fuss no muss :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  19. Love this flower - the most great about it is that it does not need any water....... :-)

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  20. Well it just so happens that I spent all of last week trying to dig out a corner of our yard to plant a garden. Oy! What a huge undertaking. I found out that the previous owners of our house must have deposited every rock they ever came across in that corner. And then I dug up someone's dead pet in a box. Ugh. Then I found out that there was a ton of clay under all that rock and dead pet. Anyway, my husband muscled through it all and we know have some thriving lettuce and peas and carrots in that corner. Phew!

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  21. I just planted my first garden and unfortunately we have a groundhog. So far we have built a fence and put up pinwheels and fingers are crossed that it continues to work.

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  22. My favorite tip for gardening is to have all living things on an automatic watering system! Since we've done that, I don't forget to water my plants and kill them. :)

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  23. I live in a town home so our flower garden is sad to say the least but I am proud of it because we got alot of discounted flowers that were sad looking but now have outgrown the ones that were not sickly!

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  24. Compost, good dark compost. It does wonders for plants. So much better then any chemical fertilizer. ;)

    My daughter loves to make paper crafts so I am entering this hoping to win it as a surprise for her. Thanks for the chance to enter!

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  25. I love Lillies but I have a black thumb i can't grow a thing

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  26. I found a new way to garden this year. Put a 40 lb topsoil bag up on its side, poke drainage holes in the bottom, then cut a smallish hole in the top. Insert a vegetable plant and water and feed regularly. Gardening without the digging! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  27. I am ok at gardening. I love watching my kids get in there and help me weed, clear and water out vegies so my tip is to let them get dirty and have fun. OH and eat anything from the veggie patch hehe

    xo Steph

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  28. I love purple, too! I have no gardening tips, though. I'm a terrible gardener. I'm going to try to grow things in the big yard in our new house, though. So cross your fingers for me... xo

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  29. I have a withering orchid in my kitchen. It's dying from neglect. What a clever kit idea! I love pruning trees and bushes. It's the cutting thing. I love cutting fabric, too:)

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  30. I love the orchid. So pretty and interesting. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  31. Purple orchids are actually my favorite! That is what I had everywhere on my wedding day!

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  32. A gardening tip- don't ever plant tomatos or potatoes in the same place two years in a row.

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  33. I don't have a tip but i do have a weird story. we recently moved into a new house; on the northeast corner it has an ornamental tree that hangs down like an umbrella sorry I don't know what it is called. I noticed when we moved in that it had branches on top that were not hanging properly and I had planned to cut them out. This week when I was pulling weeds I found out that it is actually two trees that grafted together. The bottom is the ornamental and the top is a mulberry tree that is full of mulberries. Too Crazy for me to wrap my head around but I havn't decided what I am going to do with it now. what do you think I should do?

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  34. Don't overestimate when planting in April/May what you'll be willing/able to maintain in the heat of July/August!

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  35. OH, I love this! And seeing as I can't keep real flowers alive, paper ones are PERFECT for me! :-) I love daisies...that's my favorite flower. jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  36. Cute! A tip.... gardening in the Yukon is frustrating as it is cold and frost comes sometimes mid-summer. But oh the fresh greens are so lovely to eat!

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  37. I dont think I have a green thumb unless its for weeds. But I did plant 50 tomato plants the last 2 years. Yes I love tomato's

    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

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  38. Unless my Orchid don't take any flowers at the moment this would be a great alternative!
    I have a little pot-vegetable-garden on my terrasse because there aren't these uggly snails.

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  39. my cat tends to eat any live plants so this would be great in bedroom.

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  40. lovely! my tip is to water the plants late in the evenings

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  41. This would be perfect for me all my plants are quitters.....

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  42. Get your veggies out of the ground and into raised beds! It's so much easier!

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  43. My friends tell me I have a black thumb. I think I am the only person i know who has managed to kill mint. So probably a good idea to go paper gardening.

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  44. WOw, isn't this a cute kit! And, most importantly, I CAN'T KILL IT!!! LOL!! I won't leave a tip because I have a total black thumb, but I do have a favorite flower, the daisy! they always look happy and smiling to me.

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  45. I follow through GFC - Maureen H.

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  46. I love ferns and poppies! They are my favourite plants and flowers.

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  47. I love orchids! I have three different kinds. I am not the best at keeping them alive but so far so good.

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  48. I love growing veggies - but I wish I could grow more flowers.

    steeplechaser29 at yahoo dot com

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  49. I love tulips, and this is my first year trying a vegetable garden! I'm using the book Square Foot Gardening and hoping for lots of great veggies!
    peachstateme (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  50. I have a black thumb as a general rule. I kill everything :-( So, I really have no good tips....except to just stay away from plants! LOL! Paper flowers are best for a gal like me :-)

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  51. I tell people to get a worm bin going with red wigglers. They get rid of your vegetable scraps, egg shells, grass clippings, leaves, cffee grounds etc. Then they give you rich soil to plant with and a way to make organic pesticide and fertilizer.

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  52. I am terrible at growing things. But Ikea sells some great plastic plants that look so lifelike! My daughter just noticed THIS WEEK that the plant in my sewing studio isn't real, and it has been there for 3 years!

    Jennifer
    jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

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  53. I read that planting cilantro by your carrots will prevent weevils and rust flies from ruining your crop. I'm not sure this is true but I'm interested in trying it. Thanks for the giveaway

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  54. I like how this will survive my green thumbs

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  55. Tomato plants rarely ever grow well in pots.

    anna [at] 64colorbox [dot] com

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  56. Wow glad you posted this question...my plants do not grow very well! Anyways thanks for the post! ^^

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  57. Following you! I love your banner photo...are those labradors? I have a yellow one myself ^^

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  58. Orchids are my absolute most favorite flower. I recently went to the international orchid show/exhibit out at Longwood Gardens in PA. It was amazing.

    Orchids aren't as hard to grow as you think they are! You should give them a go!

    Tina_crossgrove(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  59. Love this giveaway! This would be fun to make with my daughter!
    My favorite flowers are lilacs...their smell is to die for!
    Thanks for the chance to win this fun flower kit!
    jackieinmi67@gmail.com

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  60. My favorite tip is to try and get on a regular schedule for watering, and use an organic fertilizer! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome craftiness!

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  61. I'm loving my chrysanthemum at the moment - it was all dying back after a year of flowering and when cutting off the good remaining bits to have in a vase they all took root and now I have 5 chrysanthemum babies :-)

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  62. I kill almost any plant, so a paper orchid would be perfect for me! The only other thing I still have in my house are cacti and succulents. They are hard-wearing!

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  63. i have plant in the windowsill in my office at work...it seems to be surviving my loving touch...love the orchid kit!

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  64. My gardening comment for the day: hope the baby bunnies really enjoyed all the sunflower shoots they ate. Sadly I won't get my beautiful blooms this year, but at least I know the bunnies are well fed.

    cgilsbach(at)gmail(dot)com

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  65. I moved from PA where my garden and flower beds were always beautiful, to Florida where I have had the hardest time getting anything to grow... BUT after years of trial and error I now have orange trees, Pompas grass that is 15 ft high, Lantana which blooms all summer always has butterflies hanging around.. and I just bought the knock out roses which are supposed to do good in this area, we shall see... any way don't give up on a beautiful garden, try, try and try again until you get it to grow...

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  66. Sweet paper orchid.
    Don't let the chooks loose in your vegetable garden.

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  67. My 'grounds for garden' coffee grounds from Starbucks is still sitting in it's bag. I lift it up everyday to pluck the earthworms which come up under it and drop them into my raised beds. Not what Starbucks had in mind, but it works!

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  68. this is great! hmmm.. egg shells and cold coffee is good for growth!

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  69. prune your lilacs now, before they set buds for the next year

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  70. A spray bottle with water and a couple drops of Dawn dish soap make some of the best pesticide and not all chemically!

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  71. I love this giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity. It would be a great summer project to do with my daughter.

    I just learned that it's a great idea to plant lettuce between tomatoes because it helps keep the weeds down.

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  72. I don't keep plants that need much tending, which is why I like cacti. Water them twice a year and they're happy.

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  73. I started and have growing more than 50 tomatoes this Spring. I have no idea where I'm going to plant them all, so I hope my friends will be able to take some.

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  74. We let our chickens roam around in the garden in the spring (until we plant). They pull out harmful bugs, stir up the soil and "fertilize" :)

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