How To: DIY Hanging Succulent Garden

by Chris Gardner

How To: DIY Hanging Succulent Garden

I just finished drying a load of dishes, and looked down upon my Skinny LaMinx tea towel and noted I hadn't gotten an update from Heather's blog in ages, and wondered what happened to all her juicy content.

Turns out, something went awry with my feed reader, and I've been missing all kinds of cool stuff: new prints, patterns, and how-to projects like these awesome handcut cork magnets and my favorite: this DIY hanging garden project. I love the idea of hanging planters, but the macrame work on secondhand pieces I could fine was always a bit stale and 70s-ish, and the new ones way too Tuscan and overwrought with wrought iron. 

But, with a bit of time, you can create your own hanging garden that's vintage-inspired, but still contemporary.  

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Sky Planter: The 21st Century Version of a Hanging Plant

by DIY Maven

Sky Planter: The 21st Century Version of a Hanging Plant

 

A new twist on the macrame hangers of the 1970's, Boskke's Sky Planter is an upside down planter. (Much like the inverted tomato plant idea, I'm guessing.) It locks in the soil so there's no mess below, and because you water from the top down, there's no water lost to evaporation. Its 'internal reservoir system' means you water less often too. A conversation starter, no doubt, that will save precious floor space. Not bad! Via.

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How To: Attach Stuff to Walls without Drilling Holes.

by Chris Gardner

How To: Attach Stuff to Walls without Drilling Holes.

Instructables user HighwayKind wanted to keep his kitchen a little more organized: "I didn't want to ruin my

kitchen tiles and wall by drilling a giant hole through it, but I did want to hang my knife and paper/foil thing to the wall. Solution: superglue and magnets."

Check out the process here...I'm not quite sure whether it's any more wiser to superglue stuff to the wall than to drill into it, but clever, nonetheless.

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Goodwill Hunting

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

It's another week of my Goodwill addiction relapse and here is what I'm on.  It looks like a handmade starburst wall hanging.  It is extremely heavy.  I needed something like this about a year ago and bought tons of mirrord tiles to try to make one.  I thought that was going to be heavy!!  Anyway, a Saturday dash into my local Goodwill store # 3 found this awaiting me for $14.99!  I had to add a little mirror for $2.49 which I bought at the Hobby...

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To hang or to prop?

by DIY Maven

To hang or to prop?

AllPosters poses the question of hanging or propping art in their latest newsletter. They point out the flexibility of propping, as it’s easily changed. They also suggest interspersing your propped objects with ‘sculpture, floral-filled vases, or flea market finds’ to add interest. Along with this increasingly popular trend, AllPosters passes along hints for hanging, blocking and framing your pieces as well.

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