make seed starting pots from newspaper, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Make Seed Starting Pots From Newspaper

A great way to save money, and reduce use of plastic is to make your own seed starting pots with newspaper. It's easy!

diy brass and wood airplant holder

DIY Brass and Wood Airplant Holder

Do you love all the airplants that you see? I love the look of them. I decide to make a few adorable brass holders for mine and they turned out so cute. For a fifteen minute project, you seriously can't beat it and when they aren't holding plants... place it on top of books or on a coffee table.
Personally, mine ended up in my formal dining room and I just love them. See how I styled and used them HERE.

modern planter box, gardening

Modern Planter

For this project, I'm going to make a modern planter. Feel free to make this box as big or small as you like. The dimension is listed below for this box.

diy plant pockets, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling, Use old jeans and an old vinyl tablecloth for the backing

DIY Plant Pockets

Vertical gardening is the answer for people with a small outdoor space. There are all sorts of ways to achieve this and one of the latest trends is to use the wooly pockets available in stores right now.
But if your frugal like me, you may want to try making your own! This project uses recycled denim and will take you about an hour. For full instructions follow the attached link.

steampunk yard art, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Steampunk Yard Art

My definition of steampunk art: adventurous spirit, steam power, gears, whimsical, inventive. A contraption of gadgets and gears all in a manner of assorted nonsense that intertwine to create a machine that is not only functional and practical, but unique and striking.

8 tips for making a gorgeous fall outdoor floral arrangement, crafts, seasonal holiday decor

8 Tips For Making A Gorgeous Fall Outdoor Floral Arrangement

After dismantling my outdoor planters at the end of the summer growing season I like to make them into fall outdoor planters for the fall season. It is a hobby I enjoy and something that I have made for years. It was the perfect craft project for me when I was a busy full time working Mom. I only had so much time for crafting and making an outdoor floral arrangement was a perfect choice with the limited time I had because it took very little time to make. I also loved the end result and it really added to the fall decor.

build a vertical gardening teepee diy, gardening, Classic look cheaper than bamboo stakes and sturdier than tomato cage wires this vertical gardening teepee is simple to make See how we used it for our large squash vines

Build a Vertical Gardening Teepee - DIY

This DIY Vertical Garden Structure cost less than $25 and took only 15 minutes to assemble. If you have any climbing vines in your garden – peas, beans, squash, etc., you will definitely want to take advantage of this inexpensive but brilliant tutorial.

succulent log update, flowers, gardening, succulents

Succulent Log Update

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!

up cycled tire planter, container gardening, flowers, gardening, perennials, repurposing upcycling, This Raised Tire Planter adds a quirky conversation piece to any garden for under 20

Up cycled Tire Planter

Want a great conversation piece in your garden that will appeal to male and female alike? Try up cycling an old tire into an unexpected piece of art that is perfect in your back yard garden retreat. This eco-friendly conversation starter will add colour and charm to any outdoor space!

outdoor candle chandelier turned coffee cup planter, container gardening, gardening, repurposing upcycling, shabby chic

Outdoor Candle Chandelier Turned Coffee Cup Planter

I found this lovely piece at a thrift store with all its jewels in place. I have been on a search for an outdoor piece to create for my potting area.

chalk paint mason jar planters, chalk paint, container gardening, crafts, gardening, mason jars, painting, repurposing upcycling

Chalk Paint Mason Jar Planters

I've used mason jars for all different kinds of crafts, like this fun and easy mason jar lamp, and when I wanted to make some small planters to perk up my kitchen window, I used them again.

from magazine to amazing, container gardening, how to, repurpose household items

From Magazine to Amazing

An old tired magazine rack transformed to a bright and colorful garden plantern

hanging orchid step by step, flowers

Hanging Orchid Step-by-step

Easy way to "mount" your own hanging orchid garden :)

easter egg planters for wheatgrass in pretty pastels, crafts, easter decorations, gardening, seasonal holiday decor

Easter Egg Planters for Wheatgrass (in Pretty Pastels)

If you ever wanted to make your own Easter egg planters from real eggshells and maybe grow your own wheatgrass, now it's the perfect time to do that! With Easter just around the corner, you'll have plenty of time to gather all the supplies and bring a little bit of colorful spring ... indoors! :)
They make the most adorable planters for wheatgrass, flowers or other small plants and can be easily integrated into your chic Easter decor, tablescapes, Easter vignettes, place name holders and many more.

old drawer becomes a planter in 1 hour, chalk paint, container gardening, gardening, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling

Old Drawer Becomes a Planter in 1 Hour

With some paint & mod podge turn an old drawer into a cheery porch planter. This is an EASY and FUN project. You can even get the kids involved.

diy moss covered pots tutorial, how to

DIY Moss Covered Pots Tutorial

Now is the perfect time to start working on crafts to get your home ready for Spring! Today I'm sharing a simple DIY Moss Covered Pot tutorial. A pot, a little bit of glue, and some moss are all you need to make this charming craft. They truly are easy-peasy! Stay tuned for a HomeTalk Facebook LIVE video coming up on March 6th when I'll be making these live!

sea shell flower pot, crafts

Sea Shell Flower Pot

I've always likd these flower pots covered in shells, but the prices are outrageous. I've been collecting shells since I was a surely, I have enough to make my own.

tiny flower containers, container gardening, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Tiny Flower Containers

A simple DIY to create tiny plant containers out of these...

broken pot fairy garden, crafts, gardening

Broken Pot Fairy Garden

My wife made me a Fairy House. I made it a Broken Pot Garden. I used plants of different textures and colors from all around our property to fill in the garden. With a little pea gravel and a cactus from the gardening center to finish it off this fairy garden has turned into a wonderful respite for a magical friend to inhabit. Be sure to watch the video at the end and visit the blog post for all the details on how we put this together! The video link below appears broken. Watch here:

diy two tone mercury glass milk bottle vases, container gardening, crafts, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling

DIY Two Tone Mercury Glass Milk Bottle Vases

I'm sure you've seen a bunch of milk bottle vase tutorials, but you probably haven't seen this version! Create a two toned set of milk bottle vases with recycled glass.

milk cartons chalkboard paint fabulous herb pots, chalkboard paint, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Milk Cartons + Chalkboard Paint = Fabulous Herb Pots!

The Problem:
Last year I received a lovely wooden basket with a collection of herbs in different pots as a gift. The herbs grew really well but It was a bit of challenge and inconvenience keeping them watered. Every watering session I pulled each herb pot out of the basket, watered them, let the water drain out of the holes and put them back into the basket. I didn’t want the drained water to damage the bottom of the wooden basket so that’s why I took the extra time to use this watering system.
Another problem is that the herbs seemed to need to be watered twice daily because they didn’t seem to hold the moisture that they needed to thrive. I live in a pretty dry climate so outdoor plants can dry out quickly.

turn your wicker basket into a hypertufa concrete garden basket, concrete masonry, container gardening, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Turn Your Wicker Basket Into a Hypertufa Concrete Garden Basket

I sometimes collect baskets to put pots in my garden. Unfortunately they do not last but one season because wicker rots out in the weather. I do not know why I did not do this sooner but here is my solution for any of those $1 wicker baskets you find at garage/yard sales-
Dip them in hypertufa (or concrete) and turn them into garden planters and baskets. There are steps to follow and you need to find baskets that will soak up water to make this work. I did 3 baskets and now I am going to hunt garage sales for more!
Creating. Inspiring. Gardening without the rules!

unique planters from soda bottles, container gardening, gardening, how to, repurposing upcycling

Unique Planters From Soda Bottles

Here are three pretty ways to upcycle soda bottles and convert them into lovely planters! Using various sizes of bottles there are a whole variety of indoor plants you can use these for. There's even one that waters itself! They take no time at all to make and can be a pretty edition to your kitchen or anywhere with some light that allows them to flourish!

bundt pan umbrella planter tutorial, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Bundt Pan Umbrella Planter Tutorial

I found an old bundt pan at thrift store and turned it into a bright planter to fit around my umbrella on my patio table.

double duty plant stand bird bath from repurposed junk, outdoor furniture, repurposing upcycling

Double Duty Plant Stand/ Bird Bath From Repurposed Junk

I took some old junk and look how awesome a little imagination turned it into a beautiful multipurpose piece.