Roundup: 5 Totally DIYable Modern Planters

by DIY Maven

Roundup: 5 Totally DIYable Modern Planters

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

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Tarted Up Galvanized Planters

by DIY Maven

Tarted Up Galvanized Planters

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

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Leprechaun Crib

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Leprechaun Crib

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.

Via OhDeeDoh

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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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Quick and Easy Self-Watering Gardening Planters.

by Chris Gardner

Easy, convenient, and recycled. Why not make 'em by the dozens?

Quick and Easy Self-Watering Gardening Planters.

Materials

  • One or two quart milk jug
  • Scissors
  • 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.

   

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DIYable Egg Planters?

by DIY Maven

DIYable Egg Planters?

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...

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Conran vs. Ikea... The Smack Down.

by Lilybee

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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The MING HIGH Weighing in at £457 (Yes folks that IS roughly $900 U.S. or   670 Euro)

 

 

Conran vs. Ikea... The Smack Down.
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ANNNNNNND

In the blue and yellow corner (right) Straight outta the 'hoods of Älmhult, Sweden.... THE Master of the Mass Produced... MISSSSSTER Ingvar Kamprad

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The MYNTA at a...

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