Monday, July 23, 2012
How to make your own Grass head
For this project you will need:
Knee high panty hose stockings
Hot glue gun
Small container (yogurt container or canning jar)
You can use any small jar or container Egg Shells Mason Jars etc to make these. Your grass head needs to fit on to the top of it without falling into it. Canning jars or empty yogurt containers work great.
1).Start by cutting the bottom section off a nylon stocking. A toe piece about
2.) Shake some lawn seed into the toe of the stocking.
3.) Stuff the stocking with damp sphagnum moss, peat moss (you can buy both
of these from a garden centre or hardware store), clean sawdust or potting
4.) When the toe is about tennis ball size, close the bottom with a rubber band.
5.) Next give it a face by drawing eyes, nose and mouth with waterproof pens
6.) Select a cup that’s about the right size to hold the head without letting it fall
in. Fill the cup with water and put the head upside down on the cup, so that
the top is just sitting in the water.
7.) When the top’s moist, turn it right way up again and put it on a bright
windowsill, out of direct sunlight.
8.) Check each day to make sure it remains moist. If the head starts to dry out,
wet it again or spray with water from a trigger pack.
9.) After a while (usually about a week) the grass shoots will start to sprout out
from the top of the head. Water them as they grow and give them an
occasional spray with fertiliser (half strength Thrive Soluble Plant Food
would be ideal.
10.) Once the hair is well established, give it a haircut by trimming with scissors.