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diy cupcake planter kit

by Ricky Giacco
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Homegrown Treat

This sweet little treat is the perfect, zero-calorie pick-me-up for you or a friend. Rather than a guilt-inducing cupcake, it's a cupcake-shaped planter for indulging in a bit of nature indoors. The planter has the familiar, ridged shape of a cupcake paper, but is cast from a special blend of concrete made from materials that are native to the mid-Atlantic United States. The kit comes with potting soil and a mix of wildflower seeds, but you can also plant your own favorite varieties of flowers, herbs or other seedlings. Made in Pennsylvania.

Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.

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Item ID
24457
Made from
paper, seeds, concrete, organic soil
Measurements
2" H x 3" dia.
Notes
Care: add soil and seeds and keep moist for growing success.
Includes organic soil and non-edible wild flower seeds.
  • the maker
Ricky Giacco

Ricky Giacco

Ricky Giacco is the son of two gardeners, so you could say the seeds were sown early on that he'd grow up to be into horticulture. Ricky loved the idea of making miniature portable gardens, and the containers that would beautify them. His mission is to use locally sourced materials, crafted to create an aesthetic appeal of old world concrete urns, in lighter and smaller styles. He blends of eco-friendly concrete made with recycled products and ingredients native to the region (shells, sand, pine needles, etc.) makes for pieces that are beautiful, durable and lightweight.

Visit the blog to learn more about how Ricky Giacco creates his eco-conscious concrete designs.

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DIY CUPCAKE PLANTER KIT
 
2.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Cute but confusing

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from New York, NY

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        Comments about DIY CUPCAKE PLANTER KIT:

        The product is smaller than I anticipated and is the actual size of a cupcake. The product doesn't come with any instructions and therefore it's unclear how to best care for it.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Mother
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Mother’s Day

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Cupcake Planter Kit

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        from Joppa, Maryland

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        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Lightweight

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          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Indoors

          Comments about DIY CUPCAKE PLANTER KIT:

          Looks lovely in my kitchen window.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Cute Planter - Needs Instructions

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          from Somerville, MA

          About Me Getting Started

          Pros

          • Attractive

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use
          • Needs instructions

          Best Uses

          • Indoors

          Comments about DIY CUPCAKE PLANTER KIT:

          I'm definitely no gardener, so had no idea how to plant this - it needs to come with some sort of instructions. And I seem to have placed all the seeds too close together so now they're growing in one big clump. I'm not even sure how often I'm supposed to water it? Very cute planter, but not practical if you know nothing about planting!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

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          (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Very disappointing

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          from Northbridge, MA

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good concept
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use
          • No directions
          • Small In Size
          • Unattractive

          Best Uses

          • Indoors

          Comments about DIY CUPCAKE PLANTER KIT:

          I sent these to my daughters, who are away at college. Because of lack of directions/instructions of any kind, both of them, (and they are bright girls), where flummoxed. When the packaging is this poor, it takes the joy out of both giving and receiving a gift. I doubt that they will have any success with actually being able to grow the flowers. Honestly, I would like a re-imbursement, or at least gift cards sent to my girls to make up for the Valentine's let-down.

          Gabrielle Kalis

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Child
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Valentine’s Day

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          I wanted to like these, but....

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          from Boston, MA

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          Comments about DIY CUPCAKE PLANTER KIT:

          ....they arrived cracked and broken. I think part of this is the product itself-they seem to be made of pretty fragile material, and part of this is the way they are shipped (not enough packing material). They would have been the perfect gift for my aunt, who loves to bake and loves to grow her own herbs. But they were just too damaged to salvage.

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          more rustic than expected

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          from Los Angeles, CA

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                Comments about DIY CUPCAKE PLANTER KIT:

                arrived a bit squished - looks a bit crafty am hopeful that it will perk up when planted.

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                • Personal
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                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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