Oh the power of social media. A few weeks ago I was Retweeting something from a fellow blogger about a company she was working with. From that tweet I realized the company was based in Ohio. A few tweets and email later- and I too am now working with that company! Did you know that Dum Dums are from Ohio!? The Spangler Company, makers of Dum Dums, Saf- T Pops and my dad’s fave Circus Peanuts, have been based in Northwestern Ohio since 1906.
With Spring finally here, Spangler challenged bloggers to create a Dum Dums Gardens and help cultivate The Magic Of Spring. I have to admit I don’t really have a “green thumb”- so a candy garden I can handle.
However, last summer we did attempt our first produce garden. And despite my brown thumb, it was a great success! This year I am determined to repeat the harvest. I decided the Dm Dums Garden challenge actually fit right in!
I bought a Strawberry and Cucumber growing kit for this project. These kits are meant to be started indoors and moved outside once they start growing. With weather in Ohio being unpredictable for plants until well into May, I knew these would need to stay inside for a while. And what better way to celebrate The Magic of Spring, as we watch these plants come to life! I thought it would be cute to use the Dum Dums as “stakes” to hold little marker signs so we know which plant is what. I just cut slits into the product packaging and slid a lolli on each end.
Also, since these pots will be hanging out inside, I thought it would be fun to decorate them with the Dum Dums! A little washi tape to hold them in place and voila- instant charm (and you barely notice the dirt!). Now will say, I am not sure we will be able to keep the kids from eating the decorations on these sweet planters. I mean, have you ever met a kiddo who could resist a Dum Dums lollipop!?
I was also asked to create a video showing us creating our Dum Dums Garden. Below you will find our’s. (please forgive the 11 year old photographer who was trying to be “creative” on the filming and missed the part about needing to get it in one shot so hold the camera still… 😉 )
Be sure to also follow Dum Dums on social media. As I can attest; they love to connect!
I am always excited to work with Ohio based companies. To facilitate this post. I was provided with products from The Spangler Company. All opinions are my own.