I got another craft project crossed off the list today. When my husband and I married almost 6 years ago, I moved into his home. I always love the idea of a large bulletin board in the kitchen of the house, and he had one that fit the bill. But, it is a little bland. So, for 6 years I have been meaning to add some sort of interest to it, and finally got it done today.
First, I'll say it stands across the hall from my large antique potato bin--so, I went with the potato theme, which fits a kitchen.
I measured the bulletin board, and went on the hunt to find a potato sack that would fit the board. I found one on e-bay that was a good size. It arrived today, and thankfully it didn't smell too bad. Often, burlap will have a smell and need to be aired out well, or cold water washed and drip dry, or even dusted with baking soda for a few days before you can work with it-but not this one.
Then, I rehung it. So far I have only put the calendar back on it--it will fill up soon enough.
Monday we used a carrot for something, and I saved the top. The two preschoolers like doing this. I put the top in a jar with a small amount of water, then placed it in a sunny window. (You have to keep an eye on the water-don't let it go dry). In a few days you will start to see growth on the top, and depending on the carrot variety, it may grow up to a foot tall. It is rather lacy and pretty to look at, and the little ones like checking its progress.