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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d-iZpI9Vvk
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.
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.
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!...
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!