Last updated on April 20, 2014 at 8:28 EDT

Choosecartons.com for eco-friendly D.I.Y. carton crafts

August 20, 2013

Carton herb planters are easy and fun

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Consuming more fresh foods is a part of any healthy lifestyle. Cartons help to keep milk and juice products fresh by protecting the contents from UV rays and preserving vitamins and nutrients. They can also be repurposed as indoor herb garden planters to support a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

View the multimedia content at: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/62120-choose-cartons-because-packaging-matters/

Follow these simple steps from choosecartons.com to create indoor herb garden planters:

Step 1: Rinse a half-gallon milk or juice carton, and let it dry for 24 hours. Set aside one carton for each herb–basil, chives, thyme, parsley, mint and rosemary successfully grow in carton planters.

Step 2: Cut the carton in half. Using a knife, slit drainage holes in the top half of the carton.

Step 3: Turn the top half of the carton upside down, and place it in the bottom half of the carton. The bottom half of the carton will catch extra water that runs through during watering.

Step 4: Decorate the carton planter. Easy decorating ideas include painting, wrapping with decorative adhesive craft paper, or adding embellishments such as twine, ribbon, rhinestones or lace.

Step 5: Fill the carton planter with soil.

Step 6: Plant the herbs (one in each carton), and add labels.

Step 7: Place the milk carton planter in a sunny window and water. Each carton will yield fresh herbs all year long with proper care.

Visit choosecartons.com for other useful tips on living an eco-friendly lifestyle.

About Evergreen Packaging®

Evergreen Packaging is a global leader in creating fiber-based packaging solutions customized to deliver product freshness and brand distinction. Evergreen Packaging is a vertically integrated packaging company, delivering total solutions of barrier paperboard, technical expertise, equipment and service.

Evergreen Packaging cartons have the eco-friendly attributes consumers want: more than 70 percent of the carton is made from paper derived from a renewable resource: trees. Cartons are also recyclable for an increasing number of households. In addition, our cartons are made with renewable energy – over 50% of the energy used to make the paper in our cartons comes from biomass.

SOURCE Evergreen Packaging

Source: PR Newswire