I've been obsessed with the idea of making a succulent wreath for years now and you know what? I say 2012 is the year I finally make it happen! Who's with me? The weather is turning nice, after all... the timing couldn't be better!
I don't have the greenest of thumbs, but with spring in full force where I live, I am eager to get outside and play in the dirt. Not all of us have a lot of land to work with, but these small space garden ideas prove that it's no excuse not to get growing.
Succulents are my favorite plants in all the world; I am in love and intrigued by their sculptural qualities and other-worldly shapes. So when I saw this artful hanging succulent garden made from palm tree fragments, well, I had to know how it was done!
For your next shindig, keep things simple and sweet (and as budget-friendly as possible) with this DIY centerpiece idea!
Ah, yes, "ye olde floppy disk". If you happen to have some floating around or, per chance, were hoarding them for use as some sort of futuristic currency, it's time to turn them into something of actual value: indoor planters. I'm even going to go out on a limb here and say that were you to sport a few of these on your desk at work, you'd have the coolest cubicle in town!
Creations of Fedor van der Falk, these String Gardens are made using "a three-dimensional crochet filled with plaster, soil, moss, and grass." I assume the combination of these
We've seen some fun DIY outdoor planters lately, but here is an oldie but goodie that has me scrambling to find spare cinder blocks.
The landscaping around my house – if you could even call it that – has been the aspect of my home I'm least proud of. And the reasoning is simple, my modern tastes can make things really expensive really fast. But with a little elbow grease, these DIY concrete planters just might be the start of something wonderful for my home's curb appeal!
How's this for yard art? I'm absolutely certain the Jones' next door don't have a grass couch in their backyard. This puts a whole new meaning on "green-living."
The people at ReadyMade give a detailed how-to on their website. It requires some work and getting a bit dirty, but I'm thinking it would be totally worth it to make a few of these before a big party, or other outdoor event.
I just don't want to be in charge of all that...
There is something strikingly beautiful in the simple succulent- a plant that can live happily in the summertime, wintertime, or anytime. They are even more eye-catching in an inexpensive, DIY tiered terrarium!
Oh my goodness. This may be one of the coolest DIY terrarium / vertical garden / house plant projects I've ever seen. I don't know about you, but the thought of making my own tiny magnetic vertical garden is enough to make me want to cover every surface in my house in a magnetic material (or, at the very least, have one giant magnetic wall)!
Super simple but also a great way to recycle. A jar (or can) rescued from the recycle bin tarted up with leftover embroidered ribbon sewn into a sleeve to fashion a
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.
According to Sasha Duerr, the author of The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes, if we can cook, we can dye. One of the chapters contained within is even entitled, "Kitchen Couture". And couture it is. Dozens of recipes tell us how to use such things as lavender, turmeric and red cabbage to dye plant and protein-based fibers the most luscious colors imaginable, all of which harmonize in ways 'only botanical colors can.'
Sasha begins at the beginning, outlining supplies we'll need, explaining in easy to understand terms the benefit
Nature is good for us. Introducing it to the office can help us breathe easier and take the edge out of a stressful workday. When we think of bringing nature to the office, plants first come to mind, and although we'll be covering vegetation in this Curbly Roundup, we'll also be exploring a few other options as well.
Can you really use plants in place of curtains?
Pretty Handy Brittany has been at it again. This time, in effort to prevent any further African violet suicides, she decided to install DIY glass shelves above her kitchen sink. Here's the materials she used:
Spotted this hydroponic kitchen island on Inhabitat today. Perfect for the those pining for an indoor garden but have no space, the kitchen island, created by Peter Buley, takes care of that problem. Of course it got me thinking...why not retrofit an existing island/table (or build one) with a lower shelf and wire up some grow lights above? No? Yes? Bueller?
Don't throw away those half-gallon cartons! With a little glue and jute twine they can be transformed into attractive (and surprisingly sturdy) little planters. Here's how to do it:
I read about a disturbing trend that involves college students adopting kitties at the beginning of the school year and then abandoning them when the year is over. Yeah, don't do that. Instead, how about getting yourself--or your college-bound kid-- a nice plant? They add color and life to a drab dorm room and, in some instances, might save your life! Okay, that last one