My buddy Baz is a DIY guru, especially when it comes to anything Mid-Century Modern. Check out these planters he made for less than $15!
Planters are not the first things we think of when we're decorating a room. However, the wrong container for that ficus can blow the look we strove so hard to complete. Here's a loverly selection of stylish and DIYable planters that would be at home in an modern or MCM environment.
First up is the Case Study Ceramic Cylinder Planter
You guys, I am so stoked about this gift guide! From art to books to pottery, we've rounded up a collection of gift ideas that are sure to delight the Mid-Century Modern enthusiast on your list. Get your clicker fingers ready, because this is going to be awesome.
Good Golly Miss Molly! I think I'll need a cinder block wall planter next Spring. Not being a fan of cinder blocks, I'm happy to see them used in a design-i-licious way. Here's all you need:
There's something about a galvanized steel bucket. It's well built, dependable and good looking. All things a lusty farmer might look for in a farmhand. Because they look good naked--the buckets, I mean--I wouldn't have thought to tart them up, but with a little paint, they become
I can't think of a better planter for a bonsai, the wisest of all flora, than a nice fat dictionary.
Hungry for live plants? How about getting a fresh perspective on things with the Sky Planter? Nothing will lift the winter doldrums like fresh, live plants hanging upside down in your house. The ceramic planters
Photo by Susan Beal
If you're living in the same weather belt as we are, you've had it with the cold. Instead of stashing old cans under the sink for old grease, put them to work for you. CraftSylish gets you going
Why do we love anything in miniature? Maybe because it's so absolutely adorably dinky! Breaking through the undeniable charm of dollhouse interior decor out into the miniature yard and garden is, yet again, some kind of wonderful. Created by John Millman, could this be making ready for leprechauns?
To test your plant knowledge, check out the entire post at OhDeeDoh.
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.
Easy, convenient, and recycled. Why not make 'em by the dozens?
- One or two quart milk jug
- Planting foam
- Potting soil
1) Cut the milk jug in half, below the handle.
2) Press the top half of the jug into the foam, and then bend to break it off.
3)Place the top half in the bottom half, fill with soil, and polish up your green thumb.
For full instructions, visit Instructables.
These sweet little Eggling Plants from Wrapables caught my eye recently. They come with packets of seeds ready for sowing, a ‘fortified peat mixture’ and little terra cotta trays in which to nestle. They’re 1.75" by 2", the size of an extra large chicken egg, and are sold in sets of three for herb and flower collections ($29.95) and singly for the cactus offering ($9.95). Sure, these eggs are made of ceramic, which means they’re durable, BUT to...
IN THE RED CORNER (LEFT) Hailing from the mean streets of Surrey in England... 'SIIIIIIIIIR' Terence Conran Design heavyweight and lifestyle genius,
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