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What can you make with a $2 ladder, $6 worth of flowers, and purses by the pound? A very bright, eye-catching display to brighten the front of my home! This past winter has been so long and so cold, most of my plants froze to death, despite my taking precautions such as wrapping them in lights and putting cuttings in water in the house. I desperately needed some life and color to add to the curb appeal until the native plants grow back.
Got any of these lying around? You know - old pairs of jeans, untouched casserole dish covers, bulky picture frames? It's time to pull that stuff out of the storage, because we've got a couple of amazing ways for you to finally use your rainy-day clutter!
(If you see an idea you love but don't have the item to make it, no worries - you can easily find most of these upcycle-ables at your local thrift store!)
1. Turn Casserole Dishes Into Bird Feeders
Looking for a fun Halloween craft that’s more classy than creepy? Try this DIY mini Halloween terrarium project. It’s an easy-to-make indoor decoration. After Halloween is over you can remove the painted stone and replace it with an air plant or some crystals. Grab the kids and start collecting some rocks. Make this easy Halloween decoration in just one afternoon.
I LOVE a good re-purpose and I LOVE succulents so this is one of my favorite recent projects.
I re-purposed something from the hardware store to use as my dish. Can you guess what it is from the second photo?
Read on my blog the funny story that goes along with the AHA! moment I had at the hardware store when coming up with the idea....
I posted some garden photos a while back and the succulent log in one of the photos has now really taken off. From some small succulents planted up - they are now filling out to the point where I can pull some leaves off and make new plants. If you take the leaf off cleanly, leave it to dry for a few days, you will see little roots start to grow at the base of the leaf. Pop into some cacti potting mix (or mix some sand into your potting mix as it needs to be free draining) and you can multiply your plants. Give some away or swap with your friends and neighbours for some of their plants!
I love succulents, but I don't love trying to find pretty containers for them. I either can't find the right planter or the planter is more expensive than the succulent themselves! A few years ago I tried growing succulents in some kitchen bowls I already had...and guess what...it worked! Bowls don’t have drainage holes to let excess water out like plant pots do. That makes bowls nice and clean for tabletop use though! I've since learned a few tricks to keeping succulents happy in a regular kitchen bowl. Don't worry though, they are still beautiful, low maintenance, and fun to grow. Here's how to plant succulents in a bowl you already have:
Hey guys! My collection of stuff waiting to be repurposed has grown to the point of overflowing out of my guest bedroom closet into my guest bedroom. I needed to take action or else I was going to have to get rid of some of it or find another place to store it until I figure out what to do with it all.I’ve wanted to make my own DIY’ed tiered tray for a while now, so this was the perfect opportunity to repurpose some of my collection and put it to good use!
One of the Facebook pages I follow always posts pictures of Cardinals eating from feeders made from a cup, saucer/small plates & chain. I decided I wanted to make my own. I went to Goodwill & found a couple cups, but got bread plates instead of saucers, as they gave more space for the bird seed. I made my feeder, but while I was in the process of it, I decided that I liked the way it would look on a wall, then thought I'd put one of my battery-powered tea lightset in it. I loved it. I have 2 different patterned ones, and went back to get more plates & cups today.
Want a fabulous plate to show off your home baked goods? It is so easy to make your own brilliant cake stand, just using stuff from Ikea.
Not only is the cake stand really affordable but you can make whatever design you like as long as you can find it on a paper napkin.
I took some old junk and look how awesome a little imagination turned it into a beautiful multipurpose piece.
I have been a greenhouse grower and a perennials grower for a good chunk of my life. and every year I teach how to make succulent window frames classes.I am often asked where I get all my succulents, echevaria (hens and chicks), platycerium, graptopetalum, crassula, sedum and other succulents for the classes. Well, it is true that I had to buy some at one point to start off and I sometimes still have to when my own are hurt by dry windy winters or going on vacation and having someone water them. All you need is one ( or more, and you can have many.)The truth is I grow most of my own,, its easy and you can too.. Here’s how.
We love the look of a mosaic made with broken china. The china tiles have such an elegant, vintage style that looks lovely in the garden -- perfect for dressing up terra cotta pots. We thought breaking china into tiles might be hard, but it turns out it's easy! All you need is the right tool. Here's how you do it.
For a complete list of the tools and materials you'll need for this project, plus step-by-step instructions, head over to our blog RunningWithSisters.com.
Spring's here! Or right around the corner! I needed to find some colorful decor to make that screamed SPRING! I think I did!I saw these on Pinterest and had most of the supplies. I really didn't find a tutorial, but they look self explanatory, and everyone said they're so easy. So here are the tips I DIDN'T find, and how I made mine. The FIRST thing to do is throw that 'easy' out the window. It's a lie and a trap. Not easy. And not fun for a while either! But once you get to a certain point, it is fun.