DIY – Cress cups with a face

Friday, May 3, 2013

cute cress cups with a face diy

Cress is a lovely herb that tastes great on a sandwich with cheese or cream cheese. It’s also a herb that is really easy to grow at home. Within days you can harvest from your own little window garden. When I found these little sake cups at the thrift store I immediately saw some great looking cress planters in them. Because what looks better then a cute little face with some green hair? This is also a great little project to do with kids. The growing of the seeds doesn’t take much patients!

Learn how to make these cute little cress cups with a face after the jump. . .

What you need for cress cups with a face

– white sake cups (a small bowl or teacup will work too)
– black ceramic marker
– oven
– cotton pads
– cress seeds

cute cress cups with a face diy

How to make these cute cress cups with a face

1. Clean your cups very well.
2. Draw cute faces on your sake cups with your black ceramic marker. Bake in the oven according to the instructions on your ceramic marker.
3. Place a few layers of cotton pads in your cups. If your cups are bigger than mine you can also use regular wadding. Water it well. Make sure it’s completely soaked in water.
4. Put cress seeds on top of the cotton pads. Place the your cress cups in a light area but not in full sunlight.
5. In the next couple of days your cress will grow very fast. Don’t forget to water your little plants!

Aren’t they cute? XO Wilma

15 Responses
  • onel
    May 4, 2013

    Your little planter cups are so cute!! I grew bean sprouts in the same way back then, but only in a boring plastic container. Recently I’m into mini gardening. Thanks for the inspiration! 😀

  • Michela
    May 5, 2013

    This is a great idea!!!! thanks for share!

  • emilie
    May 6, 2013

    this is so very cute !

  • Bettina Johnson
    May 6, 2013

    OMG Wilma, I love cress and was looking to make something fun with my daughter together. Thanks for sharing this. I will definitely make this!

  • Carola
    May 15, 2013

    Wat leuk gedaan! Ziet er erg schattig uit zo!
    Je hebt een leuke blog trouwens!

  • Zeeltje
    June 7, 2013

    Hallo Wilma,

    Wat een leuk idee! Waar heb je de kopjes gehaald? Dan ga ik ze zeker maken:-)..

    • Wilma
      June 13, 2013

      Ik heb ze gevonden bij de kringloop, maar zag ze ook bij de blokker staan!

  • danna
    June 11, 2013

    I put lemon seeds in a pretty green tall coffee cup, put pea gravel on top of seeds in the dirt. They are growing and are making a pretty plant. Don’t expect any lemons but it’s fun.
    Also, I cut the bottom off a bunch of celery and put it in very little water for about a week and when it started sprouting, I put it in the dirt and it’s also growing. A very pretty plant also.

    • Wilma
      June 13, 2013

      I saw those lemon seeds somewhere on pinterest. That really does look cool!

  • Carmen
    September 24, 2013

    I think it’s a really cute project. When can you harvest the cress?

  • popo
    March 27, 2014

    que mierda

  • Nathalia Kalil
    August 31, 2014

    Hello, I made a post with this DIY of yours in Portuguese at my blog! Thanks for the cutest idea!

    If you want to check it out:


  • Dylan
    October 30, 2015

    I am really delighted to read this blog posts which includes plenty off helpful information, thanks for providing such statistics.

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