Don't you just love all of the things you can make and do with Mason jars? I have been wanting Mason jar solar lights since I saw them in a catalog three years ago, but for $40 a jar
there was no way I would allow myself to buy them. I knew I needed to figure out a way to make them myself. I bought some solar lights at the dollar store and was able to come up with my own Mason jar solar lights. Please visit my blog to see all of the details.
Sometimes we do not have the luxury of enough outdoor room to grow a garden or maybe we would just like to bring the outdoor into our home, regardless, growing gardens indoor is different
than outdoors but still very much possible. Here are some creative ways to invite Mother Nature into your home or apartment.
Terrariums are making a big comeback! The great thing about terrariums is that you can DIY with any glass container. Terrariums can be made from glass jars, mason jars, glass bowls, and even light bulbs.
To build a terrarium, a few things are needed. The first is the glass container in which you would like to plant your mini garden. Next, you need to plant the plants and it is usually necessary to plant the larger plant in the middle.Use soil that does not keep too much moisture in but does not dry out quickly either Once you have placed your plants, water the plants and cover the soil with pebbles or moss. Now you just need to seal the container, make sure to keep the terrarium out of direct sunlight, and to uncover if too much condensation occurs. Enjoy your new terrarium!
Plant the traditional way by planting herbs,flowers, and other various plants in pots. You can easily buy pots at a local supermarket or nursery. If you would like to be more financially conservative,then consider buying a simple terracotta pot and decorate it, or a plastic pot.Cheaper pots can be visually appealing as long as you keep them neat and add a little creativity. The bigger the pot, the more drainage holes it needs,therefore make sure to either pick a pot that has enough holes to suit its size or drill your own extra holes. Smaller pots only need one drainage hole.
Another way you could plant indoors is by going"Green" and by recycling containers. Reuse plastic cups, or consider reusing tin cans from loose leaf teas and cans from coffee. This is another opportunity to let your creative juices flow by decorating these recycled versions of pots the same way you can decorate terracotta pots.
If you have a balcony in your apartment, this is a great opportunity to create balcony gardens. Balcony gardens can be created in various ways with a mixture of pots, crates, and jars.
One of the options of a garden is the palette garden. Palette gardens are simple as all you need to do is find a palette behind any supermarket and repair any loose boards. Once you have repaired the loose boards you can add fabric to the backside; this will prevent the dirt from damaging the wall that the palette garden will be leaning up against. Once you have that set up, add your mixture of plants including flowers, cascading plants, and herbs. Now you have a full vertical garden on your balcony!
You might not have enough outdoor room, but that doesn't mean you cannot invite Mother Nature into your home. If you love gardening then these examples and tips can help you create mini gardens and balcony gardens to enjoy doing what you love!
Then after a day or so scoop out a shallow depression wherever you want to plant it, pour water from bowl into well then place celery in it, pull dirt up around sides. This picture is about a week after I planted in the dirt.
A girl walks into a barn... no, that's not the lead-in to a joke, it's the beginning of my adventure with 75 metal industrial bread pans that I found!
I discovered some pretty interesting ways to display them for sale, and to use them in my own home... including in my pantry holding cans and paper goods, in my office holding files and craft supplies, and next to the bbq holding tools. It's how I Recreate, Reuse, and #Recycle found objects! You can see more in my HOMEWARDfound blog post...
I used a piece of pegboard to organize my jewelry. For the frame, I used PVC binding bars. The drawing was made using a permanent marker. And to hang necklaces I used flipflop hangers and some screws (I glued some buttons on its heads to make them look nicer), and for earings I used a embroidery frame.
Usei uma peça de pegboard para organizar minhas
bijuterias. Para a moldura, usei canaletas de PVC usadas em pastas. Os desenhos fiz com caneta permanente. Para pendurar os colares, usei uns cabides de sandálias e parafusos (colei uns botões nas cabeças dos parafusos pra ficarem mais bonitinhos), e para os brincos eu usei um bastidor.
I repotted a plant I have and after a day it got limp. It was not over watered so I added a little Miracle Grow thinking it would perk up but it didn't. Is there anything I can do so I don't lose this plant.
I am copying an idea I saw at the street fair I went to recently. Someone had made darling feeders for the hummers with what looked like spice jars. Since I don't like to cook I don't
have or want to buy spice jars. I found a website that sells one ounce jars with red lids. I could only get a quantity of 48 but they cost so little. I am setting them around the yard in pots, on tables to entice the hummingbirds I already have here. I set them in cups of water so the ants don't get them.