DIY Cupcake Planter Kit

created by

Ricky Giacco

$15.00 $ 7.99

Ricky Giacco created 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.

Ricky Giacco

created by

Ricky Giacco

location

Delaware

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.

Made in the USA
Made from
paper, seeds, concrete, organic soil
Measurements
2" H x 3" dia.
Care
add soil and seeds and keep moist for growing success.
Notes
includes organic soil and non-edible wild flower seeds.
Item ID
24457

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Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 5 days, arriving 6 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 3 days, arriving 4 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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DIY CUPCAKE PLANTER KIT
 
2.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Indoors (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Getting started (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (3)

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Cute but confusing

By 

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

Cons

    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

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    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

    By 

    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.

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

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