(Don't tell Chris, but I've determined this week to be "succulent" week here on Curbly.) Yesterday I highlighted a very cool DIY watercolor cactus wall art project. Today we're checking out Rebecca's clever re-use of a gumball machine, which she turned into a succulent planter. She found the gumball machine
When it comes to plants, there is a common stigma that they are hard to care for and that you need a super green thumb in order to have them in your home or outdoor space. The truth is, there are all kinds of sizes and species to suit your schedule and needs so that caring for them comes as natural as possible. And this vertical planter (made from a SHOE ORGANIZER!) is a genius way to keep your plants all in one place so that you have...
The glow of a candle in a pretty tin brings an instant coziness factor to hanging out at home; no Lazy Sunday is complete without TV binges on the couch and a sweet scent burning away. Throwing away the containers feels wasteful, but repurposing an un-light-able, waxy mess doesn’t seem too fun either - but here is where the good news comes in. With boiling water, paper towels, and a little bit of ingenuity, these tins are easily repurposed.
The first day of summer might still be a couple months away, but that hasn't stopped us from getting prepared for those relaxing afternoons lounging in the sun or evenings winding down with a tasty cocktail in hand. Afterall, it's never too early to get out and enjoy this incredible weather, so here are some must-have pieces to really brighten up your day...and patio!
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As I'm sure we're all aware by now, I have the world's WORST brown thumb. I've been known to commit plantslaughter with hardy creatures like mint and calathea that other people swear are impossible to kill. So I thought I'd put together a list of the plants that have shared a house with me and survived against all odds. I consider them my 'go-to hardy houseplants' - if they've thrived with me and my brown thumb, then they can live through anything!
It's a proven fact that plants just make a person feel happier. In my own home, there are several large plants in the main gathering spots and people tend to gravitate toward those spaces naturally. Whether you live in a large home or a tiny apartment, there are ways to bring the garden indoors! From wall plants to a mini succulent garden, you can totally enjoy all that plants have to offer in almost any space!
Copper is on trend and here to stay for a while. You've seen it on computers, desk accessories, pendant lights, jewelry, and so many more home decor accessories that I can't think to name. I'm currently digging this copper take on a traditional midcentury modern-style planter. Check it out!
Ever see a project using wood slices and wonder how the maker gets them all so evenly sliced? (If you've ever tried to get an even cut on a round tree limb, you know what I'm talking about.) In the case of this project, their uniformity has everything to do
While I like to dream about becoming a skilled gardener someday, the reality is I have a terrible brown thumb and I kill most plants I touch. I think a lot of my garden woes have to do with inattentiveness though - I forget to water my leafy friends, fertilise them, or do anything that might come close to caring for them. Terrible right?
I've been looking to do a bit of work on my garden lately - it's one of the areas of our house that gets largely neglected with weeds and trees running rampant everywhere (shh, don't tell anyone; we don't even have any garden furniture!).
And since I started researching garden DIYs, I noticed there were a lot of really clever ways to repurpose old unwanted items and give them new life as planters, furniture or general garden decoration. Curious to know more? See below for some of my top picks!
It's the season of gardening! If you haven't had a chance to start, now's your chance. Herb gardens are the perfect way to dip your toes into gardening, and enjoy all the rewards that come along from planting and growing your own herbs. It's easier than you think to do, so if you're a novice, or just need some help, check out these tips!
I've been keeping my eyes peeled for some cute and colorful way to mark our garden this year. And my daughter is around the age that she's curious and into all things planting. And painting! So these cute wooden spoons turned markers are absolutely genius! The added sketches really take things over the top!
Have you looked outside lately and seen your neighbors getting their yards ready and wondered what you should be doing? The spring is good time for a yard clean up and its needed to accomplish a beautiful yard. Here are some easy steps to help you.
Springtime is here and while it might not yet be warm outside, most of us are experiencing sunnier days. While you are waiting for a little warmer weather to get outside and plant your flowerbeds, start your green thumb indoors. Here are ten indoor plants that can make a stylish statement in any space.
Once the weather warms up, it's impossible to not want to be outside all the time. Have friends and family over for a little get together watching movies, playing games, or eating a nice meal, and do it all outdoors! Here are a few ideas for outdoor entertaining that are bound to make anyone happy!
Spring is here! And whether you're entertaining on the back patio or just want to give your front porch a little colorful update, here are 13 spaces that are filled with inspiration for a fun a colorful look!
DIY may not be an official Scrabble word, but for this DIY planter project, it’s a total game-winner.
Driftwood is one of those wonderful things that suits just about any decor, and it came be used as effortlessly inside as outside. To celebrate our favorite "found" wood, we've gathered together 15 ways to use them in our homes. We hope you love them as much as
Have you heard? The new Star Wars movie is out and is currently on everyone's fave list. Pay homage to the films with your own death star concrete planter! I want about twenty of these hanging out around my house now!
Airplants might just be the ultimate when it comes to plant etiquette. Similar to cactus, they require very little water making them *almost* indestructable. I am always on the look out for unique ways to hang and display your plants and this copper and clay DIY doesn't disappoint!